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
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.
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