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Washington County Texas

Following the establishment of the district of Brazos by the legislature of Coahuila and Texas in 1834, the citizens of Washington-on-the-Brazos petitioned the political chief at San Felipe de Austin, James B. Miller, to grant the community municipal status.

In December 1835 the Texan army commanded by Gen. Sam Houston established its headquarters there; the following March the town was the site of the Convention of 1836, which issued the Texas Declaration of Independence and established the ad interim government.  Fearing retribution from Mexican forces, the delegates and local population then evacuated the area, leaving the town temporarily abandoned.

Washington County was formally established by the legislature of the Republic of Texas in 1836 and was organized in 1837. Washington-on-the-Brazos became the county seat. Immigration into the area increased significantly in the years after the establishment of the republic, and the rise in population led to the division of the county, which was originally one of the largest in Texas.

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WASHINGTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES

* Brenham (county seat) * Burton * Berlin * Chappell Hill * Gay Hill * Greenvine * Independence * Latium * Muellersville * Prairie Hill * Quarry * Phillipsburg * Rehburg * Salem * Washington-on-the-Brazos * Zionville  * Cedar Creek   *  


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Website Updates:
Aug 2018: Military: World War 2 Honor Roll Casualties
Jul 2018: Calamity News: GLESECKE, FRANKE; Married News: LYONS, POTEET, ELDRIDGE, HURLEY - Transcribed by Nancy Piper; Sick List News: MEYER, GADDY, HICKS, CAMPBELL; Married News: TESCH, STELTER, HOPKINS, PATTERSON
Apr 2018: Community News: WATSON, LANGHAMMER, WALLING, DOTSON, SANFORD, PENNINGTON, BARNETT, ROUSE,
Feb 2018: Military: 1881 Texas Revolution Veterans, 1881 Texas Revolution Veterans Deaths
Jan 2018: Death News: LEVY; Bios: JOHNSON, MERCER; Sick List News: SCHULTZ, STOLTZ; Crime News: BRANNER
Dec 2017: Website redecorated and pages are mobile friendly
Jun 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from Justice
 
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