There are 6 US Post Offices in Hale County serving a total of 37,291 residents equating to 6,215 residents per post office. It's estimated that approximately 59,521 packages are handled across the 6 county post offices annually. Hale County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 36,273. The county seat is Plainview. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1888. It is named for Lt. John C. Hale, a hero of the Battle of San Jacinto. It is home of the noted former Hale County Judge, Judge Bill Hollars a.k.a. \"Hang 'Em High\" Hollars. Hale County comprises the Plainview, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area.