Kermit, Texas

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Kermit
City
The Winkler County Courthouse in Kermit, in 1910.
The Winkler County Courthouse in Kermit, in 1910.
Map of Kermit
Map of Kermit
Coordinates: 31°51′21″N 103°5′39″W / 31.85583°N 103.09417°W / 31.85583; -103.09417Coordinates: 31°51′21″N 103°5′39″W / 31.85583°N 103.09417°W / 31.85583; -103.09417
Country United States
State Texas
CountyWinkler
Government
 • MayorKen Mays
Area
 • Total2.5 sq mi (6 km2)
 • Land2.5 sq mi (6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
2,861 ft (872 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,690
 • Density2,300/sq mi (880/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code(s)
79745
Area code(s)432
FIPS code48-39004
GNIS feature ID1360598
Websitewww.kermittexas.us

Kermit is a city in the state of Texas in the United States. It is the county seat of Winkler County. About 5,690 people lived there in 2010. After Theodore Roosevelt came to the city, it was named for his son Kermit Roosevelt.[1] On July 16, 1926, after discovery of oil in the Hendrick oil field near Kermit, the city grew quickly.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "KERMIT, TEXAS". Texas Escapes. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  2. "KERMIT, TX". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 7 April 2015.