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San Jacinto County Texas

San Jacinto County was created in 1869, and was re-created in 1870 from Liberty, Polk, Montgomery, and Walker Counties. The Almanac states that it was named for the Battle of San Jacinto. Census Records are available for 1880.    Coldspring, Texas,  is the County Seat.    Marriage and Deed Records go back to about 1870. Vital Statistics go back to 1903.  [Source: Texas State Genealogical Society. "Stirpes", Volume 2, Number 2, June 1962, who accumulated the information from the county Clerks of each county, as well as the Texas Almanac, 1961-62, Dallas, Tex.: A.H. Belo corp. 1961]

The first post office in the area was established in 1847 in Coonskin, then in Polk County. The name was changed to Coldspring in 1850. The land on which Coldspring is located was originally granted by the Mexican government to Robert Rankin. The Texas legislature established San Jacinto County with Coldspring as the county seat on August 13, 1870, out of parts of Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, and Walker counties. The county was named in honor of the battle of San Jacinto, which ended the Texas Revolution.On March 12, 1877, the Commissioners' Court met to consider plans for building a courthouse and agreed to pay Thomas and Werner, builder and architects of Fort Worth, $8,000 to build the structure. A brick jail was also built for $1,500 by Thomas Ireland. The first census taken after the county was organized shows 6,186 residents by 1880. The county's first weekly newspaper began publication in 1897 in Coldspring under the name the San Jacinto Times.  [source: Texas Handbook Online]


The County Seat is Cold Spring 


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* Coldspring * Point Blank * Shepherd
Oakhurst (formerly a city, now unincorporated) *

 

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June 2017: World War I Draft Registration Cards: ABRAHAMSON, ABBOTT, ABSHIRE, ADAMS
Sept 2016: Crime News: CONNERS, NICHOLS, FISHER, MOODY, WHIGSBY, GRANDISON
Jun 2016: County Records: 1916 County Officers
Mar 2016: World War 1 Honor Roll
 
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