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Amazing People from Cottle County, Texas

Clarence Hailey Long Jr

Clarence Hailey Long Jr.

Born January 9, 1910 in Paducah Texas. In 1949 C H Long was just a hard working cowboy on the sprawling JA Ranch in West Texas. Within days his rugged face became the most recognized face in America and remained so into the late 1950's . . . more about this quiet cowboy

Samuel Nathaniel Morris -  head of the Voice of Temperance radio broadcast

Samuel Nathaniel Morris was born March 6, 1900 in Paducah, Texas. His father had left his mother with two small children two months before Sam was born. Sam's mother went to live with her parents on their farm in Cottle County. . . more about Sam

Maury Bray, American football offensive tackle who played two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National Football League. He played college football at Southern Methodist University.
William S Heatly usually known as W. S. "Bill" Heatly was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives who served from 1955 to 1983. Known as the "Duke of Paducah", a reference to his hometown of Paducah, the county seat of Cottle County, Heatly wielded significant political power during his tenure in office.
Ben Douglas MeadorDouglas Meador

Born in 1901 north of Matador, Texas, When Meador was six months old, his parents began a covered-wagon odyssey that took them to Moore County in Texas, Texhoma, Oklahoma, Dalhart and Quanah, Texas, and finally Cottle County, Texas, where the family settled. . . . read more

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Books about Cottle County People and Places

Books about Cottle County TexasBooks about about Paducah, Delwin, Ginsite, Cee Vee, Chalk and Hackberry Texas

Cottle County Unclaimed EstatesCottle County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Cottle County Left a total $8,241 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please share this with your family and friends from Cottle County, Paducah Texas to let them know how to claim their inheritance from the Texas Comptroller's Office. . . see the list


Cottle County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Paducah Cee Vee, Chalk and Hackberry . . . Browse Cottle County Treasures (eBay)
Famous Actors from West TexasFamous Celebrities from West Texas
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Famous People from Midland County TexasMore Famous People from Midland Tx
Famous People from Lynn County TexasPeople from Lynn County Texas and Their Amazing achievments
Famous People from Floyd County TexasMore Famous People from Floyd County Texas
Famous People from Dickens County TexasMore Famous People from Dickens County Texas
Famous People from Motley County TexasMore People from Motley County Texas

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County


Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County

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US Census Bureau

National Association of Counties

Wikipedia People

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