Baylor County Appraisal District
About Baylor County, Texas
Baylor County is located to the north of the state and has a population of approximately 3,600. Baylor County has 901 square miles of territory and of these, 867 are land and the remainder are water. The county is named after Henry Weidner Baylor, a surgeon in the Texas Rangers during the Mexican-American war. It was created in 1858 and organized in 1879. Oil has historically been important to Baylor County’s economy although this has been overtaken in recent years by agriculture and tourism.
The county seat is Seymour, which houses approximately 2,800 people and was originally named Oregon City by settlers from Oregon. However, the town’s name was changed to honor a local cowboy, Seymour Munday.
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