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Nacogdoches County Texas

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


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


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Website Updates:
Sept 2016: County Records: 1891 Fugitives from Justice
Jun 2016: County Records: 1916 County Officers
Mar 2016: World War 1 Honor Roll
Dec 2015: Bios: SKILLERN; 1888 County Officers
Sept 2015: 1903 - 1910 Births; Bios: WINDHAM
Jun 2015: News: Newspapers of Nacogdoches County
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

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