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.

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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 716 times , with 9 in the last month . More information about this map can be viewed below.

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Texas General Land Office

The Texas General Land Office contributes items from their Historic County Map Collection, ca. 1838-1939 ( 926 maps), Lorenzo de Zavala Online (13 items), and the O. Henry Collection (11 items). The historic county maps are cadastral (land ownership) maps, showing original surveys, usually made by virtue of a land grant, within a particular county in Texas. In Lorenzo de Zavala Online, see the Expediente of de Zavala's 1829 colonization contract, as well as correspondence to or from Jose Angel Navarro, Jose Domingo Ugartechea, Jose Maria Falcon, Martin Perfecto de Cos, Stephen F. Austin, Manuel de Mier y Teran, and Ramon Musquiz. As part of the O. Henry Collection, the General Land Office contributes maps drawn and signed by O. Henry, administrative records, newspaper clippings, a written account, and a land grant records.

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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.

Physical Description

1 map ; 70 x 52 cm.

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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

The Texas General Land Office contributes Historic County Maps from its earliest collections. The maps are cadastral maps, showing original surveys, usually made by virtue of a land grant within a particular county in Texas. Formats represented include manuscripts, lithographs, some early photographs, and blueprints/bluelines. The scale is generally 1 inch to 4000 varas. Most of the maps were compiled and drawn by draftsmen at the GLO, and most are manuscript maps.

O. Henry Project

The O. Henry Collection consists primarily of the short stories of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), written under his pseudonym O. Henry. Each story is available as it first appeared in the popular magazines of the day, and these and other stories published posthumously can also be found in first edition compilation books, and later as part of his collected works. In addition to published materials, the collection also contains handwritten letters, photographs, legal documents, newspaper articles, artifacts, and maps drawn and signed by Porter.

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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 September 25, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas General Land Office.