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Nacogdoches County
The new settlement of Nacogdoches, situated on the traces of an east-west Hasinai Indian trail, which after 1714 became a part of the Old San Antonio Road, quickly developed into a trading and smuggling center with French-controlled Louisiana.

The Municipality of Nacogdoches was given jurisdiction over the region between the Neches and Sabine rivers. In 1831 Nacogdoches became a political department, and in 1834 a third department, Brazos, was added. The Department of Nacogdoches covered most of present East Texas, extending from Anahuac and the Trinity River in the south and west, to the Red River in the north, and east to Louisiana.

Located on one of the principal routes of immigration from the United States, Nacogdoches developed into a leading entry way for Anglo immigrants, earning the title "Gateway to Texas."   

The area east of the Trinity River was designated Nacogdoches County on March 17, 1836. In April 1846 the county was further subdivided into what would eventually become all or part of twenty other counties.  In June 1837 the city of Nacogdoches was officially incorporated with an aldermanic government.
[Excerpted from: Christopher Long, "NACOGDOCHES COUNTY," Handbook of Texas Online; Publ. by the Texas State Historical Association]

Street Scene in Nacogdoches

Cities and Towns
Appleby * Etoile * Central Heights * Garrison * Chireno
Martinsville * Cushing * Nacogdoches * Douglass * Woden


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Website Updates:
Mar 2015: Death News: BUTLER, DOTSON, SHARP, HAYES; Visiting News: BLOUNT, WATTERS, WILLIAMS; Crime News: Man in Nacogdoches Jail after Stabbing, HUDSON, LEE, Sick List News: Accident News: Car Crashes; Birthday Celebration News: CHANCY Celebrates 100 years
Dec 2014: Mil: Vietnam War Casualties; Korean War Casualties
Nov 2014: Cem: Cold Spring Cemetery - Submitted by Lana Pettey
Sept 2014: Obit: CHANCEY; Obit: JOINER - Submitted by Shirley Joiner; Mil: WW2 Honor Roll; 1914 County Histry
Aug 2014: PETTY memories - submitted by Lana Petty; Additional burials in Old North Cemetery - ABBOTT, BYRD, DAVIS, FRAILEY, HALTOM, GOSSAGE, LEGG, MAST, MILLS, PETTY, POWERS, RISINGER, and STEWART- Submitted by Lana Petty; Mil: October 1918 Army Casualties - Submitted by Rose Stout
Jul 2014: Family Records: Diary of Holloway L. Power - 1850 Travels from Ala to Tex. - Transcribed by Lana Perry
Jan. 2014: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll; 1890 Veterans Schedules for Melrose, Shady Grove & Wanders Precinct; 1847 Census; Veterans Death Roll; San Jacinto Veterans Buried in Nacogdoches County; Old North Church Cemetery List - surnames B-J; Marriage Records (1837-1881) Books A-D; Obits: Anderson, Arnold, Barret, Blackwell, Blake, Blakey, Carter, Chancey, Davis, Dupree, Findley, Grimes, Grissom, Haltom, Harrington, Hewett, Hunt (2), Ingraham, Johnson, Koonce, Lilly, Livingston, Lockhardt, Manning, Melear, Moore, Petty, Phillips, Risinger, Ryan, Sanders, Simpson, Sory, Spears, Spies, Strange, Teusch, Wade, Whitaker; Marriage Announcements: Campbell - Evans; Carlton - Gripon; Coats - Burrows; Crutch - Jones; Dean - Brandley; Doughtie - Kirkpatrick; Hardeman - Curl; Harned - Steward; Heirston - Craig; Hoe - Handle; Howard - Price; Kunott - Kracks; Loyd - Johnson; Mansola - Acosta; Mora - Ybarro; Rusk - Crain; Nickerson - Scott; Pope - Perry; Raquet - Simpson; Rogers - Ochiltree; Rohtl - Hollis; Schroeder - Buschmeyer; Taylor - Sherrill; Voigt - Tohlen; Weaver - Horton; Bios: Alford, Bledsoe, Boren (2), Engledow, Griffith, Hogg, Hunter, Jennings, Kaufman, Long (3), Menard, Moser, Ochiltree, Rusk (2), Shindler, Smith, Starr, Walker History: Book of Nacogdoches County (1927) chapters 1-7
Crime News: Tramps Wanted For Safe-Blowing; Killing of Bill McDonald; Killing of Mrs. Vawters; Given 15 Years for Murder; Killed by Stray Shot; Man Killed Near Nacogdoches; Killing Near Douglas; One Man Dead & Another in Jail; Negro Charged with Killing Negro; Husband is Held Following Wife's Death
Disaster News: Blind Woman Dies in Fire Near Nacogdoches; One Killed and 2 Hurt in HE & WT Wreck



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