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May God give you peace in your heart and strength to carry on.
They proudly served their country.
Now, they proudly serve with angel's wings.
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Sharing with others
If you have family history, stories,
photos, books, marriages, births & death records. Newspaper clippings such as obits,
birth, wedding, military, wills or other data about Midland County. Send the files to me
and I will upload it. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Add your family surnames so others can contact
you. A great way to find more information and meet new cousins! Send me an
include your surnames and I will add them.
The county was named for its location halfway
between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railway.
Promotions by the Texas and Pacific Railway, which built into the area
in 1881, brought other sheepmen to what is now Midland County. Nelson
Morris, a Chicago meatpacker who bought 200,000 acres from the state for
his Black Angus ranch, was the first to fence county land. Cattle were
introduced after ranchers discovered that abundant water could be
obtained from wells. In 1885, when 300 people were living in the area,
the Texas state legislature established Midland County from lands
previously assigned to Tom Green County, and the county was organized
later that same year. The town of Midland, originally named Midway to
suggest its place on the Fort Worth-El Paso rail line, became county
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