Winkler County, Texas

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Winkler County
The Winkler County Courthouse in Kermit
The Winkler County Courthouse in Kermit
Map of Texas highlighting Winkler County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°52′N 103°03′W / 31.86°N 103.05°W / 31.86; -103.05
Country United States
State Texas
Named forClinton McKamy Winkler
Largest cityKermit
 • Total841 sq mi (2,180 km2)
 • Land841 sq mi (2,180 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.02%
 • Total7,791
 • Density9.3/sq mi (3.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

Winkler County is a county in the state of Texas in the United States. In 2020, 7,791 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Kermit. It is named for Clinton M. Winkler, a Colonel in the Confederate Army. Music maker Roy Orbison completed High School in Winkler County.

History[change | change source]

Winkler County was created in 1887 and set up in 1910.

Geography[change | change source]

The county has a total area of 841 square miles.

Places[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Winkler County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 5, 2023.