|Leon County Texas Cities/Towns - Buffalo, Centerville (County Seat), Jewett, Leona, Marquez, Normangee, Oakwood
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Leon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 15,335. Its seat is Centerville.
The legislature of the Republic of Texas authorized Leon County in 1846 from part of Robertson County, and named it in honor of Martín De León, the founder of Victoria, Texas. However, local tradition holds that it is named for a yellow wolf of the region commonly called the león ("lion" in Spanish).