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  • Bandera County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 28, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Uvalde and Bexar Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1856
    County Seat:  Bandera, Texas

    County history - Bandera County is named for Bandera Pass, which is named in turn for the Spanish word for "flag".

    Bandera Courthouse
    GHLL Bandera 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 - Bandera County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lakehills Genealogy Society & Library / Lakehills, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Medina Genealogical and Historical Society / Medina, TX)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bandera County Historical Commission / Bandera, TX)
    8. US/TXGenWeb site - Bandera County Archives
    9. US/TXGenWeb - Bandera County Genealogy & History
    10. Bandera County Vital Records - Bandera County Clerk, 500 Main Stree, P.O. Box 823, Bandera, TX 78003.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Kerr County (north), Kendall County (northeast), Bexar County (southeast),
             Medina County (south), Uvalde County (southwest), Real County (west).

        Bandera County - Handbook of Texas Online

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  • Bastrop County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 22, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of the Old Mexican Municipality and County of Mina [one of 23 original counties].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1836
    County Seat:  Bastrop, Texas

    County history - Bastrop County is named in honor of Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop, Dutch settler who assisted Stephen F. Austin in obtaining land grants.
             From January 8, 1836 to December 13, 1837, the Municipality and County of Mina consisted of parts of present day Mason, Kimble, Llano, Burnet, Williamson, Gillespie, Blanco, Comal, Hays, Travis, Caldwell, Bastrop, Lee, Gonzales, Fayette, Washington, and Lavaca counties. On December 14, 1837, the Second Congress passed legislation changing the geographical limits, creating Fayette County, removing Gonzales and Caldwell Counties from the boundries and, five months later, added parts of Kimble and Comal Counties. On December 18, 1837, Sam Houston signed an act incorporating the town of Mina and, on the same day, changing the name of the county and town of Mina to Bastrop.



    Bastrop Courthouse
    GHLL Bastrop 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 - Bastrop County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bastrop County Historical Society & Museum / Bastrop, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Smithville Genealogy Society (Facebook) / Smithville, TX)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (The Pioneer Rockne Historical Association / Rockne, TX)
    8. US/TXGenWeb site - Bastrop County Archives
    9. US/TXGenWeb - Bastrop County Genealogy & History
    10. Bastrop County Vital Records - Bastrop County Clerk, 803 Pine Street, Bastrop, TX 78602-0577.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Williamson County (north), Lee County (northeast), Fayette County
             (southeast), Caldwell County (southwest), Travis County (northwest).

        Bastrop County - Handbook of Texas Online
        McDade Township - "Tie City" or McDade, named for James W. McDade, a
             railroad lawyer from Brenham, with the Houston & Texas Central Railroad.

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    Census Information:
        1840 Census (T) - Federal Census, Bastrop County (Text: 1 page).
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Bastrop County (Index: 1 page / Text: 3 pages).

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  • Baylor County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Fannin County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1858
    County Seat:  Seymour, Texas

    County history - Baylor County is named in honor of Henry Weidner Baylor, a surgeon in the Texas Rangers during the Mexican-American War.

    Baylor Courthouse
    GHLL Baylor 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 - Baylor County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Baylor County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 689
          Seymour, TX 76380

    5. US/TXGenWeb site - Baylor County Archives
    6. US/TXGenWeb - Baylor County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Baylor County Clerk, Courthouse, Seymour, TX 76380.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Wilbarger County (north), Archer County (east), Throckmorton County
             (south), Knox County (west), Foard County (northwest).

        Baylor County - Baylor County Banner (newspaper, 1907-1922)
        Baylor County - Handbook of Texas Online

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  • Bee County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Goliad, Refugio, Live Oak, Karnes and San Patricio Counties.
    Established:  08-Dec-1857
    County Seat:  Beeville, Texas

    County history - Bee County is named in honor of Barnard Elliott Bee, Sr. (1787 1853), a secretary of state of the Republic of Texas.

    Bee Courthouse
    GHLL Bee 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 - Bee County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Bee County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Bee County Genealogy & History
    8. Bee County Vital Records - Bee County Clerk, 105 West Corpus Christi, Beeville, TX 78102-5627.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Karnes County (north), Goliad County (northeast), Refugio County (east), San Patricio County (southeast), Live Oak County (west).

        Bee County - Handbook of Texas Online

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  • Bell County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 6, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Milam County District.
    Established:  18-Jan-1850
    County Seat:  Belton, Texas

    County history - Bell County is named in honor of Peter Hansborough Bell (May 11, 1810 - March 8, 1898) who was an American military officer and politician who served as the third Governor of Texas and represented the state for two terms in the United States House of Representatives.

    Bell Courthouse
    GHLL Bell 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 - Bell County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (East Bell County Genealogical Society / Temple, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Salado Historical Society / Salado, TX)
    7. US/TXGenWeb site - Bell County Archives
    8. US/TXGenWeb - Bell County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Bell County Clerk, Courthouse, Belton, TX 76513.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             McLennan County (north), Falls County (northeast), Milam County
             (southeast)
    , Williamson County (south), Burnet County (southwest),
             Lampasas County (west), Coryell County (northwest).
             Note:  Counties followed by green print are not yet linked.


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  • Bexar County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 24, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Old Mexican Municipality [One of the original 23 counties].
    Established:  20-Dec-1836
    County Seat:  San Antonio, Texas

    County history - Bexar County (pronounced, bay-Yar, "bear", in English) is named in honor of San Antonio de Béjar, the capital of Mexican Texas, in turn named for Saint Anthony and the municipality of Béjar in Spain.

    Bexar Courthouse
    GHLL Bexar County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Bexar County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Bexar County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Czech Heritage Society of Texas / La Grange, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society / San Antonio, TX)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Organizations and Resources of Bexar County / multiple listings)
    8. US/TXGenWeb site - Bexar County Archives
    9. US/TXGenWeb - Bexar County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Bexar County Clerk, 100 Dolorosa, #104, San Antonio, Texas 78205.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Kendall County (north), Comal County (north), Guadalupe County (northeast),
             Wilson County (southeast), Atascosa County (south), Medina County (west),
             Bandera County (northwest).

        Bexar County - Handbook of Texas Online
        Bexar County - Genealogy, KindredTrails.com

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