HEREFORD, TEXAS -- Hereford is a city in and county seat of Deaf Smith County, Texas, United States. The population was 15,370 at the 2010 census. It is the only incorporated locality named "Hereford" in the country. It is also known as the "Beef Capital of the World" because of the large number of cattle fed in the area. The city is named for the Hereford breed. The local economy is affected significantly by growth in the dairy and ethanol industries.
The Hereford Chamber of Commerce created the slogan "Making Hereford Better" about two years ago. But many Hereford folks have taken it to heart and are working to do just that. Here's the story on ABC 7 News.
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Sid Shaw, Deaf Smith County Chamber of Commerce, Deaf Smith County Judge D.J. Wagner, Historian Joe Rogers, Lana Bass and Pearl Salinas, Deaf Smith County Museum, Nena-Al Martinez Aguillon, Luisselli Gonzalez. Produced by Larry Lemmons for Panhandle Spirit, KVII-TV, ABC 7 News, April 7, 2016. SOURCE
Biography - Erastus "Deaf" Smith:
Erastus Smith was born in Dutchess County, New York to Chilab and Mary Smith. In 1798, his family moved to Port Gibson, Mississippi, near Natchez.
Smith came to Texas in 1821 for health reasons. His health apparently recovered, except for a partial loss of hearing, hence the nickname "Deaf" Smith, also known as "El Sordo," appeared in many areas of Mexican Texas and was in most significant actions related to development of the region both under Mexico and during evolution of independence... Read More on Wikipedia.