Throckmorton is a town in and the county seat of Throckmorton County, in the U.S. state of Texas. It is located on US 380 and US 183/283, a central part of the county. Perhaps, the town was founded when the county was organized in 1879 and the town was elected as the county seat. The town and the county seat were both named after William E. Throckmorton who was one of the pioneer settlers of the North Texas frontier. Throckmorton had most of the county’s businesses and population. Gins and flour and feed mills became their primary economic activities. As the area farmers started taking up land, the town reached its zenith by 1936, when it had 1,135 residents. The growth and economy remained steady until the mid-1980s. The town got incorporated and it remains to be the center of all county activities and commerce, with oil and agricultural businesses as their major activities. As of 2010, it has a population of 828.
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