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Houston County Texas
Houston County is named for Samuel Houston, one of the most important figures in the history of Texas, president of the Republic of Texas and Governor of Texas.
Its county seat is Crockett.
It was the first county established by the Republic of Texas
The area now known as Houston County was also a stronghold of the Alabama-Coushatta, Cherokee, and Tejas Indians. In 1860, on the eve of the Civil War, Houston County had a population of 8,058, including 2,819 slaves. The Civil War and its aftermath brought profound changes to the county. Its citizens voted overwhelmingly for secession. Although Houston County witnessed little of the violence that many other counties experienced during Reconstruction, the effects of the war were felt for some time, and the economy did not begin fully to recover until 1872, when the Houston and Great Northern Railroad was built through the county.
Please note that Houston County is not associated with the city of Houston, Texas which is in Harris County.
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Crockett * Grapeland * Kennard * Latexo * Lovelady * Ratcliff *
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- Website Updates:
Sept 2016: County Records: 1891 Fugitives from JusticeJun 2016: County Records: 1916 County OfficersMar 2016: World War 1 Honor RollDec 2015: 1888 County Officers; Bios: BARBEE, MADDEN, WALLNov 2015: Cemeteries: Southside Glenwood Cemetery - Thanks for transcription by Nancy OverlanderSept 2015: 1903 - 1909 BirthsJul 2015: Cemeteries: Greenwood CemeteryJun 2015: News: Newspapers of Houston CountyMar 2015: Sick List News: HAIL; Crime News: SHIVERS store robbed; Death News: BEASEAU, HARVEY; Visiting News: MARSHALL, STARLING, ARLEDGE, STOKES, MCCONNELL, WOOTTERS, WYATT, FIELDS, WELCH, KNOX, JACOBS; Community News: Carnival closed in town; Heavy rain.
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