#EveryInchOfTexas Part 1: Taking the Panhandle by Storm

As a New Years resolution, I want to see all 254 counties in Texas. I was jumping at the bit to get going, so I started before New Years and decided to first visit some of the furthest-away counties. I would visit each county’s courthouse to prove I was in that county. I initially planned to visit all 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle over a weekend.

With a little route optimization courtesy of MapQuest, I made a plan to visit all these counties in the least amount of time.

I printed out a list and headed out.

I drove to Dalhart on a Friday night and then proceeded to visit all the counties on my list from dawn until dusk on Saturday. I repeated this on Sunday until I got to Childress County. I then made my way south and tried visiting as many counties as I could until I knew I needed to stop and get back to Austin. 1.) Dallam County

2.) Sherman County

3.) Moore County

4.) Hartley County

5.) Oldham County

6.) Potter County

7.) Randall County

8.) Deaf Smith County

9.) Parmer County

10.) Castro County

11.) Swisher County

12.) Briscoe County

13.) Armstrong County

14.) Carson County

15.) Hutchinson County

16.) Hansford County

17.) Ochiltree County

18.) Lipscomb County

19.) Hemphill County

20.) Wheeler County

21.) Roberts County

22.) Gray County

23.) Donley County

24.) Hall County

25.) Collingsworth County

26.) Childress County

27.) Cottle County

28.) King County

29.) Stonewall County

30.) Fisher County

31.) Nolan County

32.) Coleman County

33.) Mills County

When everything was said and done, I actually was able to visit 33 counties. That’s 7 more than initially planned! I got to color in my map a bit more.

You can follow this adventure in real time by following my Instagram. I will be posting pictures from the road as I see #EveryInchOfTexas. You can follow my Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/impulsivetravelerguy/