COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1875
COUNTY NAMED FOR: Confederate Brig. Gen.
COUNTY SEATS: Two -
Ben Ficklin and
COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: There are several stories as to how the town was named, including one in which it was named for the sister-in-law of Bartholomew (Bart) J. DeWitt, the founder of San Angelo, who was a nun in San Antonio. A local historian found that DeWitt named the town in memory of his wife, Carolina Angela, who died in 1866. The name had changed to San Angela by 1883, when application was made for a post office. The proposed name of San Angela was rejected because of the ungrammatical construction. The name should be Santa Angela or San Angelo. The latter was chosen
COURTHOUSES: Four - 1876 and
1882 in Ben Ficklin; 1885 and 1928 in San Angelo.
STANDING: One - 1928 Classical Revival courthouse built of brick and stone.