Midland is a city and also the county seat of Midland County located in Texas. The city had a population of 111,147 as of the year 2000, but it rose to 146,038 in the year 2019. The city was originally founded in June 1881. It used to be a Midway station on the Texas and Pacific Railway. The town was named because of its middle location between Fort Worth and El Paso, it was named Midland because there were already other towns by the name of Midway. The city’s name change to Midland occurred in January 1884 when the post office was built. Midland County was first separated from Tom Green County, and when it was established Midland instantly became the county seat in March 1885. The city itself was incorporated in 1906. Some of the top sights located in Midland are Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, George Bush Childhood Home Museum, Museum of the Southwest, and The I-20 Wildlife Preserve and Jenna Welch Nature Study Center.