Young County

By: Nisha Ramesh

Some things you may want to consider about Young County are..

  • If you want to join your child in schools, the Graham Independent School District will provide a great education for your child!
  • 72% of people 25 years of age or older in Young county have a high school degree


  • Fort Belknap is a county park located in Young county.
  • Fort Belknap was established in June 24, 1851 to guard the northern frontier of Texas and Butterfield Overland mail route.

Background of Young:

  • Young county was created by the Texas legislature on February 2, 1856 and named after William C. Young.
  • The first Young county settler is thought to be Archibald B. Medlan.
  • The Young county courthouse is 1,047.91 ft tall!!
  • The land where the Young county courthouse was built was given by the Graham brothers.
  • Graham, Texas was named after the Graham brothers because they were the founders of the city.
If you are facinated by these qualities, Young just might be the place for you!