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  • Caldwell County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 17, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Bastrop County and Gonzales County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1848
    County Seat:  Lockhart, Texas

    County history - Caldwell County is named in honor of Mathew Caldwell, (1798 1842), also spelled Matthew Caldwell was a 19th-century Texas settler, military figure, Captain of the Gonzales - Seguin Rangers and a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Because of his recruitment ride ahead of the Battle of Gonzales, some have called him the Paul Revere of Texas.

    Caldwell Courthouse
    GHLL Caldwell County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Caldwell 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 - Caldwell County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Caldwell County Genealogical and Historical Society / Luling, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Caldwell County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Caldwell County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Caldwell County (Local Records)  |  Lockhart, TX (No County Seat Records at this time).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Travis County (north), Bastrop County (northeast), Fayette County
             (southeast)
    , Gonzales County (south), Guadalupe County (southwest),
             Hays County (northwest).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


        Caldwell County - Handbook of Texas Online

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        County-Clerks.com - A directory of every county clerk's office in the USA. - web site quote.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Caldwell County, TX.


    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Caldwell county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Calhoun County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 17, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Jackson County, Matagorda County and Victoria County.
    Established:  TX-TXx-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 a leading American politician and political theorist during the first half of the 19th century. Hailing from South Carolina, Calhoun began his political career as a nationalist, modernizer, and proponent of a strong national government and protective tariffs. After 1830, his views evolved and he became a greater proponent of states' rights, limited government, nullification and free trade; as he saw these means as the only way to preserve the Union. He is best known for his intense and original defense of slavery as something positive, his distrust of majoritarianism, and for pointing the South toward secession from the Union.

    Calhoun Courthouse
    GHLL Calhoun County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Calhoun 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 - Calhoun County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Calhoun County Museum / Port Lavaca, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Calhoun County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Calhoun County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Calhoun County (Local Records)  |  Port Lavaca, TX (County Seat Records).
    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).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


        Calhoun County - Handbook of Texas Online

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        County-Clerks.com - A directory of every county clerk's office in the USA. - web site quote.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Calhoun County, TX.


    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Calhoun county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Cameron County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 17, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Nueces County.
    Established:  12-Feb-1848
    County Seat:  Brownsville, Texas

    County history - Cameron County is named in honor of Captain Ewen Cameron (1811 - April 26, 1843), who was an officer in the Republic of Texas army, also known as the Texas War of Independence, was the military conflict between the government of Mexico and Texas colonists, most of whom were land owners from the United States,[1] 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 of America.

    Cameron Courthouse
    GHLL Cameron County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Cameron 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 - Cameron County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cameron County Historical Commission / Brownsville, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cameron County Historical Association / Brownsville, TX)
    7. US/TXGenWeb site - Cameron County Archives
    8. US/TXGenWeb - Cameron County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Cameron County (Local Records)  |  Brownsville, TX (County Seat Records).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Willacy County, (north), Hidalgo County, (west), Matamoros Municipality,
                Tamaulipas, Mexico
    (south), Gulf of Mexico (east).

        Cameron County - Handbook of Texas Online

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        County-Clerks.com - A directory of every county clerk's office in the USA. - web site quote.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Cameron County, TX.


    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Cameron county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Castro County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 17, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1876
    County Seat:  Dimmitt, Texas

    County history - Castro County is named in honor of Henri Castro (1786 - November 3, 1865), a Jewish Texan, who was one of the most important empresarios of the Republic of Texas. Castro, was born in Bayonne, France, was a French diplomat of Portuguese-Jewish descent. He later immigrated to the United States and became an American citizen in 1827.

    Castro Courthouse
    GHLL Castro County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Castro 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 - Castro County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Castro Colonies Heritage Association / Castroville, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Castro County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Castro County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Castro County (Local Records)  |  Dimmitt, TX (County Seat Records not available).
    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).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


        Castro County - Handbook of Texas Online

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        County-Clerks.com - A directory of every county clerk's office in the USA. - web site quote.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Castro County, TX.


    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Castro county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Cherokee County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 17, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Nacogdoches County.
    Established:  13-Jul-1846
    County Seat:  Rusk, Texas

    County history - Cherokee County is named in honor of The Cherokee; A Native American people indigenous to the Southeastern United States (principally Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina). They speak an Iroquoian language. In the 19th century, historians and ethnographers recorded their oral tradition that told of the tribe having migrated south in ancient times from the Great Lakes region, where other Iroquoian-speaking peoples were. By the 19th century, white settlers in the United States called the Cherokee one of the "Five Civilized Tribes" because they had adopted numerous cultural and technological practices of European American settlers. The Cherokee were one of the first, if not the first, major non-European ethnic group to become U.S. citizens.

    Cherokee Courthouse
    GHLL Cherokee County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Cherokee 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 - Cherokee County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cherokee County Genealogical Society / Jacksonville, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Cherokee County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Cherokee County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Cherokee County (Local Records)  |  Rusk, TX (County Seat Records).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Smith County (north), Rusk County (northeast), Nacogdoches County (east),
             Angelina County (southeast), Houston County (southwest), Anderson County
             (west), Henderson County (northwest).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


        Cherokee County - Handbook of Texas Online

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        County-Clerks.com - A directory of every county clerk's office in the USA. - web site quote.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Cherokee County, TX.


    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Cherokee county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Cochran County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 17, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1867
    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; Cochran County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    4. Genealogy Forum - Cochran County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Cochran County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Cochran County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Cochran County (Local Records)  |  Morton, TX (County Seat Records).
    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).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


        Cochran County - Handbook of Texas Online

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        County-Clerks.com - A directory of every county clerk's office in the USA. - web site quote.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Cochran County, TX.


    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Cochran county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Coke County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 17, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Tom Green County.
    Established:  13-Mar-1889
    County Seat:  Robert Lee, Texas

    County history - Coke County is named in honor of Richard Coke (March 18, 1829  May 14, 1897), who was 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 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 - 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 (Free Public Records)  |  Coke County (Local Records)  |  Robert Lee, TX (County Seat Records).
               Note:  Added comments here.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Nolan County (north), Runnels County (east), Tom Green County (south),
             Sterling County (west), Mitchell County (northwest).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


        Coke County - Handbook of Texas Online

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        County-Clerks.com - A directory of every county clerk's office in the USA. - web site quote.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Coke County, TX.


    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Coke county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.



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