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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.Photo by Renelibrary CC BY-SA 3.0HOUSTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Crockett * Grapeland * Kennard * Latexo * Lovelady * Allen Chapel * Arbor Grove * Ash * Augusta * Austonio * Belott * Burrantown * Center Grove * Center Hill * Cooper * Creek * Cut * Germany * Holly * Hopewell * Mapleton * Mount Vernon * Porter Springs * Ratcliff * Refuge * San Pedro * Sand Ridge * Shady Grove * Smith Grove * Volga * Weches * Weldon *
* Antioch * Coltharp * Elkins * Pearson's Chapel * Pleasant Hill * Prairie Point * Shiloh *
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Online Data MiscellaneousData Wills /Probate Records Website Updates:
Nov 2017: Website updated and pages are mobile friendlyMay 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from JusticeFeb 2017: Visiting News: DURRER, CLARK, FOX, BARBEE, CARLTON, GARDNER, JARROD, HARVEY, HILL, BEASLEY; Death News: COLLINSJun 2016: County Records: 1916 County OfficersMar 2016: World War 1 Honor Roll
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