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  • Calhoun County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 27, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Victoria, Matagorda and Jackson Counties.
    Established:  04-Apr-1846
    County Seat:  Port Lavaca, Texas

    County history - Calhoun County is named in honor of John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 - March 31, 1850), who was the seventh Vice President of the United States under John Quincy Adams and under Andrew Jackson. He was the first Vice President to have been born after the American Revolution, and was the first Vice President to resign from office, and a leading Southern politician from South Carolina during the first half of the 19th century, who had advocated Texas statehood.


    Calhoun Courthouse
    GHLL Calhoun 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 - Calhoun County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Calhoun County Genealogical Society / Port Lavaca, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Calhoun County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Calhoun County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Calhoun County Clerk, 211 South Ann Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979-4249.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jackson County (north), Matagorda County (east), Gulf of Mexico (southeast),
             Aransas County (southwest), Refugio County (west), Victoria County
             (northwest).

        Calhoun County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (T) - Federal Census, Calhoun County, Slave Schedule (Text: 1 page).

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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.


  • Cameron County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  May 13, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Nueces County and lands ceded by Mexico.
    Established:  12-Feb-1848
    County Seat:  Brownsville, Texas

    County history - Cameron County is named in honor of Ewen Cameron, a soldier during the Texas Revolution killed during the Black Bean Episode (The Mier Expedition).

    Cameron Courthouse
    GHLL Cameron 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 - Cameron County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb - Cameron County Archives) (None found online at the time of this update.)
    7. US/TXGenWeb site - Cameron County Archives
    8. US/TXGenWeb - Cameron County Genealogy & History
    9. Cameron County Vital Records - Cameron County Clerk, 964 East Harrison Street, Brownsville, TX 78520.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Willacy County (north), Hidalgo County (west), Matamoros Municipality,
             Tamaulipas, Mexico (south), Gulf of Mexico (east).

        Handbook Of Texas Online - Cameron County.

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  • Castro County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 27, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the Bexar District.
    Established:  21-Aug-1876
    County Seat:  Dimmitt, Texas

    County history - Castro County is named in honor of Henri Castro (July 17, 1786 - November 3, 1865), a Jewish Texan and consul general to Paris for the Republic of Texas, was one of the most important empresarios of the Republic of Texas. Only Stephen F. Austin was responsible for bringing more colonists to Texas as an empresario. Castro, who was born in Bayonne, France, was a French diplomat of Portuguese-Jewish descent, and he would later become an American citizen. The hundreds of families he recruited for emigration to Texas came primarily from the Haut-Rhin region of Alsace, and they settled in the Medina River valley, just west of San Antonio. The city of Castroville on the Medina River is named for him, as is Castro County in the Texas Panhandle. Castro himself settled for a time in Castroville.



    Castro Courthouse
    GHLL Castro 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 - Castro County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Castro Colonies Heritage Association
          P.O. Box 636
          Castroville, TX 78009

    5. US/TXGenWeb site - Castro County Archives
    6. US/TXGenWeb - Castro County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Castro County Clerk, 100 East Bedford Street, Room 101, Dimmitt, TX 79027-2643.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Deaf Smith County (north), Randall County (northeast), Swisher County (east),
             Hale County (southeast), Lamb County (south), Parmer County (west).

        Castro County - The Handbook of Texas Online
        Castro County Deaths - 1910-1930 (From Texas State Records)

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  • Cherokee County, Texas —

    Information Updated for:  Jul 28, 2013
  • Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
              information here.
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are linked.
        Important dates:

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Cherokee County (Index: 3 pages / Text: 6 pages).

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  • Cochran County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 28, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar and Young Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1876
    County Seat:  Morton, Texas

    County history - Cochran County is named in honor of Robert E. Cochran (1810 - 1836), a defender of the Alamo.

    Cochran Courthouse
    GHLL Cochran 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 - Cochran County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cochran County Historical Museum / Morton, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Cochran County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Cochran County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Cochran County Clerk, Courthouse, Room 102, 100 North Main Street, Morton, TX 79346.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Bailey County (north), Hockley County (east), Yoakum County (south),
             Lea County, New Mexico (southwest), Roosevelt County, New Mexico
             (northwest).

        Cochran County - Handbook of Texas Online

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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.


  • Coke County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 28, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar District (Tom Green County).
    Established:  13-Mar-1889
    County Seat:  Robert Lee, Texas

    County history - Coke County is named in honor of Richard Coke (March 13, 1829 - May 14, 1897), an American lawyer, farmer, and statesman from Waco, Texas. He was the 15th Governor of Texas from 1874 to 1876 and represented Texas in the U.S. Senate from 1877 to 1895.

    Coke Courthouse
    GHLL Coke County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Coke County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Coke County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Coke County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Coke County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Coke County Clerk, 13 East 7th Street, P.O. Box 150, Robert Lee, TX 76945-0150.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Nolan County (north), Runnels County (east), Tom Green County (south),
             Sterling County (west), Mitchell County (northwest).

        Coke County - Handbook of Texas Online

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