Hudspeth County is one of the most western counties in Texas and it was founded in 1917. It was named in honor of Claude Benton Hudspeth, a state senator and former representative from El Paso. The county is home to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park where people come for scenic drives, hunting, and birding. Agriculture in the area mostly come from cotton, hay, and alfalfa. The county’s seat, Sierra Blanca, is a tourist spot on the interstate highway so is you’re just passing through, it might be worth an hour or two to stretch off your legs. If you visit Hudspeth County, be sure to adjust your clock as it is one of two counties in Texas (along with El Paso) that observe Mountain Time.