|Deaf Smith County Texas Cities/Towns - Hereford (County Seat)
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Deaf Smith County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2000 census, the population was 18,561. Its county seat is Hereford.
The county was named for Erastus "Deaf" Smith (1787-1837), a partially-deaf scout and soldier who served in the Texas Revolution. (The pronunciation of "Deaf", like that of Smith, is "Deef".) He was the first to reach the Alamo after its fall.