Map of Kent County

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Cadastral map of Kent County, Texas in the Panhandle Plains region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch). Shows boundaries and ownership of land, including that of several railroad companies. Compiled and drawn by William S. Porter, later known as the short story writer O. Henry. Map is notable for its landscape drawings near the top.

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1 map ; 70 x 52 cm.

Creation Information

Henry, O., 1862-1910 July 1889.

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This map is part of the collection entitled: GLO Historic County Maps and one other and was provided by Texas General Land Office to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 834 times , with 7 in the last month . More information about this map can be viewed below.

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Texas General Land Office

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Description

Cadastral map of Kent County, Texas in the Panhandle Plains region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch). Shows boundaries and ownership of land, including that of several railroad companies.
Compiled and drawn by William S. Porter, later known as the short story writer O. Henry. Map is notable for its landscape drawings near the top.

Physical Description

1 map ; 70 x 52 cm.

Notes

Drawn by short story writer O. Henry, a General Land Office draftsman in the 1880's.

Conservation funded in 2001 with a donation from Kent County.

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  • Historic County Maps at the Texas General Land Office

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  • Preferred Citation: Map of Kent County, W.S. Porter, draftsman, July, 1889. #3756. Texas General Land Office, Austin.

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GLO Historic County Maps

Maps from the 19th and 20th centuries showing original surveys, usually made via a land grant within a particular county in Texas. Formats include manuscripts, lithographs, some early photographs, and blueprints/bluelines.

O. Henry Project

Written under the pseudonym O. Henry, the stories of William Sydney Porter are available as they first appeared in the popular magazines of the day.

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  • July 1889

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  • April 2, 2010, 3:48 p.m.

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  • Nov. 28, 2012, 3:55 p.m.

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Henry, O., 1862-1910. Map of Kent County, map, July 1889; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88727/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas General Land Office.