Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA: Texas Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
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DatasetTitle Texas Historical Counties
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
CreationDate 2010
LastUpdated 2010-02-12
Descriptive Metadata
Title Texas Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle Peggy Tuck Sinko. Texas Historical Counties. Data Set. Laura Rico-Beck, and Emily Kelley, digital comps. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName Sinko, Peggy Tuck, historical compiler
Subject Texas Historical State and County Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in Texas from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Rico-Beck, Laura, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Kelley, Emily, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 922 polygons, 60.383 MB
Source Laws of Texas and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -107.571855
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -92.069105
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 41.995099
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 25.837377
Coverage.t.early 1819-06-01
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName Texas
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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