Sterling County is in western Texas, surrounded on the east by Coke County, on the south by Tom Green County, on the west by Reagan County and Glasscock County, and on the north by Howard County and Mitchell County.
Cities, Towns and Communities
Broome | Cummins |Sterling City – county seat
Sterling County occupies a district situated about midway between San Angelo, on the Santa Fe, and Big Springs, on the Texas & Pacific, and was originally a part of Tom Green County. It was created March 4, 1891, and organized in June of the same year. The chief stream is the North Concho River, and a tributary is Sterling Creek, named after a frontiersman and Indian fighter. A few stockmen began running their herds in what is now Sterling County during the ’70s, and their number increased with the opening up of the western country by the construction of the Texas & Pacific Railway in 1881. In 1910 a branch of the Santa Fe Railroad was constructed a distance of forty-two miles northwest from San Angelo to Sterling City. following the general course of the valley of the North Concho, and during the past four years there has been a notable migration into Sterling County, with consequent development for which there are few statistics available. Continue Reading Sterling County History Written in 1922 >>
Sterling County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
Sterling County has had three courthouses, built in 1891, 1905 and the current courthouse which was built in 1938.
Sterling County Courthouse
County Clerk’s Office
Sterling City, TX 76951