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Freestone County Texas

By 1846 a fairly large settlement, later called Troy, had been established along the west side of the Trinity River near Pine Bluff, and in 1848 a few isolated settlers appeared in the southern and central sections of what is now Freestone County. Sometime around 1847 the steamboat Reliance made its way up the Trinity River. Others soon followed, bringing supplies for the many settlers moving into the area. Often the heads of families arrived on prospecting missions, then returned home to bring their families back with them. Since the population of Limestone County was rapidly expanding, in 1850 the Texas legislature divided it to form Freestone County. By 1851 the county had been organized; the town of Mound Prairie, in the center of the county, was chosen to be the county seat, and its name was changed to Fairfield. Some other early towns were Cotton Gin, Avant Prairie, Butler, and Bonner Community. It is bounded on the east by Anderson County, on the south by Leon County, on the west by Limestone County, and on the north by Navarro and Henderson counties.
 
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FREESTONE COUNTY COURTHOUSE

CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES

* Fairfield (county seat) * Teague * Kirvin * Streetman * Wortham * Dew * Donie * Freestone *
* Coutchman (Ghost Town) *
 
Historic Communities
 
* Baty * Beene * Blunt * Bonner * Bowling * Brewster * Butler * Cobb * Cotton Gin * Driver * Flowerdale *
* Freestone * Goetz * Harp * Israel * Ivory * Keechil * Lakeport * Lanely * Long Bottom * Luna * Mills * Milton * Morehead * Mount Zion * Pinoak * Pyburn * Shanks * St. Elmo * Starling * Steward's Mill * Stonewall * Troy * *Turlington * Valota * Wakefield * West Point * Winkler * Yedell * Yerby * Young *

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Website Updates:
May 2018: Death News: GIBBS, KILGORE, INGRAM, GIBBONS, PATRICK, COTTON, BURLESON, STROTHER, CHANDLER, HARVARD, HERNDON, WARD, HOBBS; Marriage News: PYBURN, ADAMS
Apr 2018: Death News: JONES
Feb 2018: Death News: LINDLEY
Jan 2018: Website redecorated and pages are mobile friendly; Death Notices: WOODRIDGE
May 2017: County Records:  1900 Fugitives from Justice
 
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