COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1880
COUNTY NAMED FOR: Williamson Simpson Oldham, pioneer Texas lawyer and Confederate senator.
Two - Tascosa and Vega
COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Vega is Spanish for "plain" or "meadow."
Two - Tascosa 1884; Vega 1915
STANDING: Two -
- 1884 farmhouse style courthouse built of sandstone is now a museum on
Cal Farley's Boys Ranch.
- 1915 Classical Revival courthouse was remodeled in 1967, removing the hipped roof.