COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1890
COUNTY NAMED FOR: Erastus "Deaf" Smith, a famous scout of the Texas Revolution.
La Plata (Grenada) and
COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: After the Hereford cattle brought to the area by local ranchers.
Three - 1890 in La Plata;
1899 and 1910 in Hereford
STANDING: One - 1910 Classical Revival courthouse built of marble.