L.P. and Ruth Bennett moved to Yoakum County in 1916 to take over the ranching operation they had inherited from Ruth's father Dr. J.R. Smith of Munday. In 1927 they leased part of the ranch to the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company for the drilling . . . — — Map (db m73469) HM
Created Aug. 21, 1876, from Bexar County. Named for Henderson Yoakum, who wrote a classic on early Texas history. Only Texas county named for an author.
Indian activity and frontier hazards made growth slow. Only itinerant buffalo hunters and . . . — — Map (db m73468) HM