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  • Blanco County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 22, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Gillespie, Comal, Burnet and Hays Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1858
    County Seat:  Johnson City, Texas

    County history - Blanco County is named for the Blanco River, (Blanco is Spanish for "white") due to the limestone that forms much of it's bed.

    Blanco Courthouse
    GHLL Blanco 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 - Blanco County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. US/TXGenWeb site - Blanco County Archives
    6. US/TXGenWeb - Blanco County Genealogy & History
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Blanco County Historical Commission / Johnson City, TX)
    8. Vital Records - Blanco County Clerk, P.O. Box 65, Johnson City, TX 78636-0065.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Burnet County (north), Travis County (northeast), Hays County (east),
             Comal County (southeast), Kendall County (southwest), Gillespie County
             (west), Llano County (northwest).

        Blanco County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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    Census Information:
        1870 Census (T) - Federal Census, Blanco County (Text: 3 pages).


  • Bosque County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 18, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of McLennan County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1854
    County Seat:  Meridian, Texas

    County history - Bosque County is named, honoring The Bosque River, (pronounced boss-kee), which is a 115-mile (185.1 km) long river in Central Texas fed by four primary branches. The longest branch, the North Bosque, forms near Stephenville, and flows toward Waco through Hamilton, Bosque and McLennan counties. It is subsequently joined by the East Bosque in Bosque County and the Middle and South Bosque Rivers near Waco. The river terminates into the Brazos River, and is dammed nearby to form Lake Waco.

    Bosque Courthouse
    GHLL Bosque County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Bosque 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 - Bosque County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bosque County Genealogical Database / Meridian, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bosque County Historical Commission / Clifton, TX)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bosque Museum / Clifton, TX)
         Bosque County Genealogical Society
         P.O. Box 231,
         406 Live Oak Street,
         Clifton TX 76634

    8. US/TXGenWeb site - Bosque County Archives
    9. US/TXGenWeb - Bosque County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Bosque County Clerk, P.O. Box 617, Meridian, TX 76665-0617.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Somervell County (north), Johnson County (northeast), Hill County (east),
             McLennan County (southeast), Coryell County (south), Hamilton County
             (west), Erath County (northwest).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                      clickable (meaning linked).


        Bosque County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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  • Brazoria County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 24, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [One of the original 23 counties].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1836
    County Seat:  Bryan, Texas

    County history - Brazoria County is named for the Brazos River, called the Rio de los Brazos de Dios by early Spanish explorers (translated as "The River of the Arms of God"). The Brazos is the longest river in Texas (1280 miles)m from its source at the head of Blackwater Draw, Curry County, New Mexico to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico.

    Brazoria Courthouse
    GHLL Brazoria 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 - Brazoria County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brazoria County Historical Museum / Angleton, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Brazoria County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Brazoria County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Brazoria County Clerk, P.O. Box D, Angleton, TX 77515-1504.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Burleson County (southwest), Grimes County (east), Madison County
             (northeast), Robertson County (northwest), Washington County (south).

        Brazoria County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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        Report Form, for Brazoria county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Brazos County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 8, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Washington (named Navasota County until 1842) and Robertson Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1841
    County Seat:  Bryan, Texas

    County history - Brazos County is named for the Brazos River, called the Rio de los Brazos de Dios by early Spanish explorers (translated as "The River of the Arms of God"). The Brazos is the longest river in Texas (1280 miles)m from its source at the head of Blackwater Draw, Curry County, New Mexico to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico.

    Brazos Courthouse
    GHLL Brazos 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 - Brazos County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brazos County Genealogical Society / Bryan, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brazos County Historical Commission / Bryan, TX)
    7. US/TXGenWeb site - Brazos County Archives
    8. US/TXGenWeb - Brazos County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Brazos County Clerk, 300 East 26th Street, #314, Bryan, TX 77803.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Burleson County (southwest), Grimes County (east), Madison County
             (northeast), Robertson County (northwest), Washington County (south).

        Brazos County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Brazos County (Index: 1 page / Text: 1 page).


  • Briscoe County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1876
    County Seat:  Silverton, Texas

    County history - Briscoe County is named in honor of Andrew Briscoe (November 25, 1810 - October 4, 1849) a signatory of the Texan Declaration of Independence and soldier during the Texan Revolution.

    Briscoe Courthouse
    GHLL Briscoe 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 - Briscoe County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Briscoe County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Briscoe County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Briscoe County Clerk, P.O. Box 375, Silverton, TX 79257-0375.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Armstrong County (north), Donley County (northeast), Hall County (east),
             Motley County (southeast), Floyd County (south), Swisher County (west).

        Briscoe County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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  • Brooks County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 16, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Hidalgo, Starr, and Zapata Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1911
    County Seat:  Falfurrias, Texas

    County history - Brooks County is named in honor of John Abijah Brooks, a Texas Ranger and legislator.

    Brooks Courthouse
    GHLL Brooks 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 - Brooks County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Brooks County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Brooks County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Brooks County Clerk, P.O. Box 427, Falfurrias, TX 78355.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jim Wells County (north), Kleberg County (northeast), Kenedy County (east),
             Hidalgo County (south), Starr County (southwest),
             Jim Hogg County (west), Duval County (northwest).

        Brooks County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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  • Brown County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 8, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Comanche and Travis Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1856
    County Seat:  Brownwood, Texas

    County history - Brown County is named in honor of Henry Stevenson Brown, a commander at the Battle of Velasco (June 25 26, 1832); the first true military conflict between Mexico and settlers in Texas..

    Brown Courthouse
    GHLL Brown 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 - Brown County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brown County Historical Commission / Brownwood, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brown County Historical Society / Brownwood, TX)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brown County Museum of History / Brownwood, TX)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Blanket Historical Museum / Blanket, TX)
    9. US/TXGenWeb site - Brown County Archives
    10. US/TXGenWeb - Brown County Genealogy & History
    11. Vital Records - Brown County Clerk, 200 South Broadway, Brownwood, TX 76801-3136.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Eastland County (north), Comanche County (northeast), Mills County
             (southeast), San Saba County (south), McCulloch County (southwest),
             Coleman County (west), Callahan County (northwest).

        Brown County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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  • Burleson County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 17, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Milam and Washington Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1846
    County Seat:  Caldwell, Texas

    County history - Burleson County is named in honor of Edward Burleson (December 15, 1798 - December 26, 1851) was a soldier, general, and statesman in the state of Missouri and later the U.S. state of Texas (Vice President of the Republic of Texas, December 13, 1841  December 9, 1844).

    Burleson Courthouse
    GHLL Burleson 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 - Burleson County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Burleson County Historical Commission / Caldwell, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Burleson County Historical Society & Museum / Caldwell, TX)
    7. US/TXGenWeb site - Burleson County Archives
    8. US/TXGenWeb - Burleson County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Burleson County Clerk, P.O. Box 57, Caldwell, TX 77836.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Robertson County (north), Brazos County (northeast), Washington County
             (southeast), Lee County (southwest), Milam County (northwest).

        Burleson County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, Burleson County (Text: 1 page).


  • Burnet County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 8, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Travis, Bell and Williamson Counties.
    Established:  05-Feb-1852
    County Seat:  Burnet, Texas

    County history - Burnet County is named in honor of David Gouverneur Burnet, the first president of the Republic of Texas (1836).

    Burnet Courthouse
    GHLL Burnet 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 - Burnet County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Burnet County Genealogical Society (Facebook) / Burnet, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Burnet County Historical Commission / Burnet, TX)
    7. US/TXGenWeb site - Burnet County Archives
    8. US/TXGenWeb - Burnet County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Burnet County Clerk, 220 South Pierce Street, Burnet, TX 78611-3136.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lampasas County (north), Bell County (northeast), Williamson County
             (east), Travis County (southeast), Blanco County (south), Llano County
             (west), San Saba County (northwest).

        Fort Croghan - the third of the first four forts established by the United States
             government to protect settlements from hostile Indians.

        Burnet County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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