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Harrison County Texas

The settlement of the area was well under way by the time of the Texas Revolution in 1836. A dozen Americans received land grants there from Mexican authorities in the fall of 1835. After the revolution the area filled up so rapidly that the Congress of the Republic of Texas officially established Harrison County in 1839. It was drawn from Shelby County, organized in 1842, and named for Texas revolutionary leader Jonas Harrison.  Marshall, founded in 1841, became the county seat in 1842.  In 1861 Harrison County's citizens overwhelmingly supported secession. The area escaped invasion during the Civil War, but hundreds of its men fought, and the majority of its people were called upon to make at least some material sacrifice. Defeat brought military occupation, the end of slavery, and Reconstruction.  [Excerpted from Randolph B. Campbell, "HARRISON COUNTY," Handbook of Texas Online] 

CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES

* Elysian Fields * Longview (part) * Gill * Marshall (county seat) * Hallsville * Nesbitt *
Harleton * Scottsville * Jonesville * Uncertain * Karnack * Waskom * Latex * Woodlawn *

 

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Website Updates:
June 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from Justice
Feb 2017: Bio: SENTELL, WORSHAM
Sept 2016: County Records: 1891 Fugitives from Justice
Jun 2016: County Records: 1916 County Officers
Mar 2016: World War 1 Honor Roll
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