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Houston County
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.

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Website Updates:
Mar 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.
Dec 2014: Mil: Vietnam War Casualties; Korean War Casualties
Sept 2014: Mil: WW2 Honor Roll; History: 1914 County Description
June 2014: Bio: WORTHAM - Transcribed by AFOFG
Jan 2014: 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. Woolam; Church 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; News Marriages: 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 School.
Oct 2013:  Marriage announcement for SKIPPER-MCLEAN;  Crime news re:  CHRISTIE


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