Cottle County is a county situated in Texas and its county seat is the town of Paducah. The county itself was named after George Washington Cottle. He was a Texian and he died at the battle of the Alamo. The area of Cottle County was once inhabited by Apache Indians before the 1700s. Around that time, Comanche Indians moved to the area. They controlled the area until around the 1870s. In the year 1876, Cottle County was pretty much founded, but it was officially established in 1892.