Jeff Davis County, Texas

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Jeff Davis County
Jeff Davis County Courthouse in Fort Davis
Jeff Davis County Courthouse in Fort Davis
Map of Texas highlighting Jeff Davis County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 30°43′N 104°08′W / 30.72°N 104.13°W / 30.72; -104.13
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1887
Named forJefferson Davis
SeatFort Davis
Largest communityFort Davis
Area
 • Total2,265 sq mi (5,870 km2)
 • Land2,265 sq mi (5,870 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)
2,156
 • Density1.0/sq mi (0.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district23rd
Websitewww.co.jeff-davis.tx.us

Jeff Davis County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2010, 2,342 people lived there. The county seat is Fort Davis. The county is named for Jefferson Davis, the 23rd United States Secretary of War and President of the Confederate States of America.

Jeff Davis County was founded on March 15, 1887.

Geography[change | change source]

The county has a total area of 2,265 square miles (5,870 km2).

Bordering counties and municipios[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

Town[change | change source]

Census designated place[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

  • Crow's Nest
  • Davis Mountains Resort
  • Limpia Creek Crossing
  • Mano Prieto

Former communities[change | change source]

  • Chispa
  • Madera Springs
  • Wendell