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THE BEGINNING


Hamilton County  has existed twice!

The first first Hamilton County existed  only on paper for a few weeks in 1842. The  first Hamilton County, Texas, was  created  by  the Sixth Congress of the Republic of Texas  in February of  1842  by carving a chunk  of real estate from Montgomery and Houston Counties in Southeast Texas (NE of the city of Houston). However, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas ruled its creation to be unconstitutional--so the first Hamilton County in the  State of Texas was abolished before it was organized.

The second Hamilton County was formed in 1858 in Central Texas by the Texas Legislature.  A lot has happened since then.

This document has been prepared to preserve and to honor the memory of the brave men and women who ventured into a new county to create our heritage. Many of the communities, schools, and churches they established have vanished.

GEN. JAMES HAMILTON

 
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People and Places: Gazetteer of Hamilton County, TX
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Copyright March, 1998
by Elreeta Crain Weathers, B.A., M.Ed.,  
(also Mrs.,  Mom, and Ph. T.)

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