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  • Anderson County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 15, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Houston County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1846
    County Seat:  Palestine, Texas

    County history - Anderson County is named in honor of Kenneth L. Anderson, who was the Vice-President of the Texas Republic from 1844 until the state's annexation.

    Anderson Courthouse
    GHLL Anderson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Anderson County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (East Texas Genealogical Society (Tyler, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Anderson County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Anderson County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Anderson County Clerk, 500 North Church Street, Palestine, TX 75801.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Henderson County (north), Cherokee County (east), Houston County (south),
             Leon County (southwest), Freestone County (west).

        Anderson County - Handbook of Texas Online

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, Anderson County (Text: eight pages)

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        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Andrews County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 26, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  21-Aug-1876
    County Seat:  Andrews, Texas

    County history - Andrews County is named in honor of Richard Andrews (died October 28, 1835) who was the first rebel killed during the Texas Revolution, , also known as the Texas War of Independence, was the military conflict between the government of Mexico and Texas colonists that began October 2, 1835 and resulted in the establishment of the Republic of Texas after the final battle on April 21, 1836. Intermittent conflicts between the two nations continued into the 1840s, finally being resolved with the Mexican American War of 1846 to 1848 after the annexation of Texas to the United States.

    Andrews Courthouse
    GHLL Andrews County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Andrews County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Andrews County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Andrews County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Andrews County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Texas Department of Health Services, Texas Vital Statistics, 1100 W. 49th Street, P.O. Box 12040, Austin, TX 78711-2040.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Gaines County (north), Martin County (east), Midland County (southeast),
             Ector County (south), Winkler County (southwest), Lea County, New Mexico
             (west).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue
              are linked.

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  • Angelina County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Nacogdoches County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1846
    County Seat:  Lufkin, Texas

    County history - Angelina County is named in honor of a Hainai Indian girl who, according to Spanish legend, helped early Spanish missionaries of the area around 1690. The Spanish Franciscan priests called her Angelina or "Little Angel". Eventually her village became known as Angelina's Village and the stream where it was located became Angelina's river.

    Angelina Courthouse
    GHLL Angelina County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Angelina County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Angelina County Genealogical Society / Lufkin, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Angelina County Historical Commission / Lufkin, TX)
    7. US/TXGenWeb site - Angelina County Archives
    8. US/TXGenWeb - Angelina County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Angelina County Clerk, P.O. Box 908, Lufkin, TX 75902-0908.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Nacogdoches County (north), San Augustine County (northeast), Jasper
             County (southeast), Tyler County (south), Polk County (southwest), Trinity
                County
    (west), Houston County (west), Cherokee County (northwest).

        Angelina County - Handbook of Texas Online

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census - Angelina County (Text: 5 pages).

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  • Aransas County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 11, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Refugio County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1871
    County Seat:  Rockport, Texas

    County history - Aransas County is named for Aransas Bay, which was named in turn for an early Spanish fort; this fort was supposedly named in turn for a Spanish palace, Arˇnzazu, possibly related to the Sanctuario de Arˇnzazu (Arantzazu is Basque for "place of thorns").

    Aransas Courthouse
    GHLL Aransas County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Aransas County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genealogical Society of Aransas County / Fulton, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Aransas County Historical Society / Rockport, TX)
    7. US/TXGenWeb site - Aransas County Archives
    8. US/TXGenWeb - Aransas County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Aransas County Clerk, 301 Live Oak, Rockport, TX 78382-2744.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Calhoun County (northeast), Gulf of Mexico (southeast), Nueces County
             (south), San Patricio County (west), Refugio County (northwest).

        Handbook of Texas Online - Aransas County.
        Marriage Records - Marriage Records 1871-1898 (One of the projects of the
             Genealogical Society of Aransas County).

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  • Archer County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Clay and Fannin Counties.
    Established:  22-Jan-1858
    County Seat:  Archer City, Texas

    County history - Archer County is named in honor of Republic of Texas commissioner Branch Tanner Archer.

    Archer Courthouse
    GHLL Archer County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Archer County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Archer County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Archer County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 815
          Archer City, TX 76351

    5. US/TXGenWeb site - Archer County Archives
    6. US/TXGenWeb - Archer County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Archer County Clerk, P.O. Box 458, Archer City, TX 76351.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Wichita County (north), Clay County (east), Jack County (southeast), Young
                County
    (south), Baylor County (west).

        Handbook of Texas Online - Angelina County.

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    Census Information:
        1900 Census(T) - Federal Census Archer County (ED 01: 5 files).

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        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Armstrong County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County, 12-Aug-1876.
    Established:  08-Mar-1890
    County Seat:  Claude, Texas

    County history - Armstrong County is named in honor of one of the pioneer families in the area but no one is sure which family.

    Armstrong Courthouse
    GHLL Armstrong County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Armstrong County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Armstrong County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Armstrong County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Armstrong County Clerk, P.O. Box 309, Claude, TX 79019-0309.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Carson County (north), Gray County (northeast), Donley County (east),
             Briscoe County (south), Swisher County (southwest), Randall County (west),
             Potter County (northwest).

        Armstrong County - Handbook of Texas Online

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    Census Information:
        1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Armstrong County, ED-195 (Text: 1 page).

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  • Atascosa County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 4, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County, 15-Jan-1856.
    Established:  04-Aug-1856
    County Seat:  Jourdanton, Texas

    County history - Atascosa County is named from the Spanish word for "boggy", and was used to describe the area as early as 1788, possibly because the Atascosa River (a boggy river) runs through the area.

    Atascosa Courthouse
    GHLL Atascosa County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Atascosa County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Atascosa County Genealogical Society Library / Poteet, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Atascosa County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Atascosa County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Atascosa County Clerk, Circle Drive, Jourdanton, TX 78026.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Bexar County (north), Wilson County (northeast), Karnes County (east), Live
                Oak County
    (southeast), McMullen County (south), La Salle County
             (southwest), Frio County (west), Medina County (northwest).

        Atascosa County - Handbook of Texas Online
        Jourdanton, township - Handbook of Texas Online

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