Irion County

By: Connie Lee

Battle of Dove Creek

The Battle of Dove Creek had occurred on January 8, 1865. 4000 Indians were attacked by 600 Texans. The battle occurred because the Texans found an abandoned Indian camp 92 shelter and was scared and took it as a threat. They were scared and thought the Indians were getting ready to attack. Irion County has many information about the Battle of Dove Creek. The Battle of Dove Creek was a very interesting battle. Irion County is a great place to visit!

Irion County was Established in 1889

The Texas legislature forms Irion County from Tom County in 1889

Sherwoods becomes the county seat. Soon Mertzon will become the county seat