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McCulloch County Texas

The Sixth Legislature formed McCulloch County from the Bexar District in 1856 and named it in honor of Benjamin McCulloch. In the late 1850s a few families came to the Lost Creek area and to the sites of present Milburn and Camp San Saba, but the population remained too small for permanent organization of the county. In 1860 McCulloch County was attached to San Saba County for judicial purposes. Some officials were elected for McCulloch County in the 1860s, and evidence suggests that the Voca and Lost Creek communities were the center of county affairs during these years, but it was not until 1876 that all of the county offices were filled and a county seat was chosen. McCulloch County was not organized in time to have a representative at the secession convention of 1861, and its involvement in the Civil War was limited. Indians, not Yankees, presented the more immediate threat to people who had settled there by the 1860s. Confederate volunteers from McCulloch and other frontier counties were stationed at such outposts as Camp San Saba to protect settlers from Indians after federal troops withdrew from the area in 1861. The greatest impact that the Civil War and Reconstruction had on the development of McCulloch County was in providing incentive to families from other southern states to come west and start again.

Extensive settlement of McCulloch County began in the 1870s; most of the growth was from a dispersement of people already living in Texas and the southern United States rather than from an increase in immigration from other countries. The first census of the county, taken in 1870, listed the population as 173. Brady is the county seat.

FOUNDED 1856
COUNTY SEAT : BRADY

CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES

 * Brady * Doole * Fife * Lohne * Melvin * Mercury *
* Pear Valley * Rochelle * Voca * 
 

 

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Website Updates:
Jun 2015: News: Newspapers of McCulloch County
Mar 2015: Birth News: REAGAN;  Advertisers
Feb 2015: Marriage News: SESSIONS, JONES, DOOLE, JORDAN;  Death News: GLENN, JARVIS, PRICE, STRICKLAND, LARK, SIMPSON, Crime News: RICE, ROBERTS; Community News: Brady Creamery, WOOD, WALKER, Brady Street machinery bought; School News: 1912 Rochelle New Teachers
Nov 2014: Mil: Vietnam War Casualties
Sept 2014: History: 1914 County Description
Aug 2014: Obit: BRYAN - Transcribed by Jessica Coleman; Mil: Korean War Casualties
May 2014: Obit:  ANDERSON, GLENN, GHOLSON, PLUMMER, SHERIDAN, HARRIS, WAIDICK, QUEEN, WILSON, Gossip News: TODD, THOMPSON, WOLF, BENHAM; Crime News: PENTLAND, SAFFEL, STANSEL, LINDLEY  Bio: DUKE;
Jan 2014: Cemeteries, Bio: MELTON, SIMPSON,  1890 Veterans Schedule;  Bios: LINDLEY, MARSDEN, RICHARDS, WILLOUGHBY, RICE, CROTHERS, DOTY, BEASLEY, EMBRY, SANSOM, SPILLER, NEWMAN, BUMGUARDNER,  MANN, HENDERSON, - Transcribed by Susan Geist History of McCulloch County - Transcribed by Susan Geist;
 
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