Palo Pinto is the county seat of Palo Pinto County, Texas. It is situated on U.S. Highway 180 and Farm Road 4, twelve miles southwest of Mineral Wells in the central part of the county. The community was formerly called Golconda and served as the county seat in 1856, then, received its post in March 1858 which was also the time the town was renamed, Palo Pinto. With a total area of 0.9 square miles, Palo Pinto is a census-designated place and an unincorporated community and was the county seat and only town in the county in 1880 until it was bypassed by the Texas and Pacific Railway when its tracks were laid through the area. It has one airport, Sportsman's World Airport (TA65) with 1 Runway. In 2010, it reached a population of 333.
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