EveryInchOfTexas Part 1: Taking the Panhandle by Storm

As a New Year's 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.

Dallam County:

Sherman County:

Moore County:

Hartley County:

Oldham County:

Potter County:

Randall County:

Deaf Smith County:

Parmer County:

Castro County:

Swisher County:

Briscoe County:

Armstrong County:

Carson County:

Hutchinson County:

Hansford County:

Ochiltree County:

Lipscomb County:

Hemphill County:

Wheeler County:

Roberts County:

Gray County:

Donley County:

Hall County:

Collingsworth County:

Childress County:

Cottle County:

King County:

Stonewall County:

Fisher County:

Nolan County:

Coleman County:

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.

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