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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
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
that Houston County is not associated with the city of Houston, Texas
which is in Harris County.
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2014: Mil: Vietnam War Casualties; Korean War
Sept 2014: Mil: WW2
Honor Roll; History: 1914 County
June 2014: Bio: WORTHAM
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Bios: Captain Isaac Adair, Col.
Earle Adams, Albert Augustus Aldrich, Armistead Albert
Aldrich, Collin Aldrich, Collin Aldrich Jr., Oliver Cromwell
Aldrich, Jacob Allbright, John Box, C. H. Davis, Mrs. H. B.
Dillingham, William Earl, D. H. Edens, George English,
Joshua English, A. E. Gassett, John A Goolsby, A. M.
Hallmark, W. O. Hallmark, Andrew Hassell, A. T. Monroe, John
Spence A. M., John B. Smith, Elisha Walling, and J. C.
Histories/Records: The Christian Church, The
Concord Presbyterian Church, Lovelady Baptist Church, and A
History of the Crockett Methodist Church; County History: Tolbert's Texas:
Spanish Ghost Town On Trinity's Shore, Old Spanish Missions
in Houston County, Petition For Establishment of Houston
County, and Petition Against Abraham Lincoln;
Court Records: J.
W. Madden and Adams & Adams, For Appellee; News Business: Grapeland To Get A New
Power Line, Wildcat Gasser Is Hit at Grapeland, and Deed of
Trust at Grapeland; News - Community:
K. of H. Anniversary; News Court: The
Late Railroad Smash-Up Near Crockett, and Deeds Filed;
News Crime: Cut To
Death At Dance, Man Killed At Lovelady, Negro Killed Near
Lovelady, Killing Near Grapeland, Suspected Moonshiners, and
Murder; News Fires, Accidents, Train
Wreks and Other Calamities: One Dead: Another Hurt;
News: Gossip and Visiting
Items What Rusk Folks Are Doing, Personal Notes;
Bailey Brewer, Barclay Wilson, Cherry - Leaverton, Corley
Westmoreland, DeForce Board, Freeman Freeman, Glass
Murchison, Long Darsey, Luker Lassiter, Lumpkin Taylor,
Robertson - Saxon, Schulle Holcomb, Skipper McLean, and
Spence Kyle; News Passenger
Lists: Arrivals; News Weather
Stories: At Lovelady; Obituaries: Jay
W. Allee, Mrs. Mary Lou Anderson, John Box, J. J. Bynum, Sam
Ed Caston, Mrs. Nannie Clardy, P. C. Calvey H. Click, Clark,
J. J. Cooper, Dr. A. M. Curran, W. G. Darsey, Mrs. M. C.
Dave Dauphin, Davidson, James R. Dunnan, Mrs. Amanda
Elliott, Mrs. G. H. Erwin, J. M. Ford, Mrs. T. L. Glenn,
Mrs. Melissa Hale, W. T. Hale, Mrs. J. S. Heard, James D.
Herod, Mrs. J. H. Johnson, Casper Krabs, A. Legpry, Hewitt
Lucas, DAn Mainer, T. J. Maples, Anna M. Martin, Mrs. A. M.
McGowan, E, W, McCullar, Mrs. Rosa McQueen, J. D. Murchison,
Robert E. Sanders, Jake M. Sheridan, Charles E. Sims, Claude
E. Spence, Baldwin Spyker, Mrs. Eva Sullivan, Mrs. G. E.
Whitley, Mrs. Mary Williams, and Tom J. Wooldridge.;
School Histories and
Records: Antrim School, Augusta School, Austonio
Class Gets Diplomas, Austonio School, Cochino School, Creek
School, Crockett Schools, Grapeland School, Mrs. H. B.
Dillingham, The Heflin School, Jones School House, Kennard
School, Lead Austonio Class, Lovelady School, The Oakland
School, Old Corinth School, Old Pleasant Grove School, Old
Randolph, Old Shiloh School, Owens School, Porter Springs
School, Trinity College, and Weldon
2013: Marriage announcement for
SKIPPER-MCLEAN; Crime news re:
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