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  • Eastland County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 12, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Bosque, Coryell and Travis Counties, in 1858.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1873
    County Seat:  Eastland, Texas; Merriman (1873-75)

    County history - Eastland County is named in honor of Captain William Mosby Eastland who was a member of the Mier Expedition, who fell victim to the Black Bean executions, during the Texas Revolution.

    Eastland Courthouse
    GHLL Eastland County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Eastland County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Eastland County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Eastland County Museum & Historical Society / Eastland, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Eastland County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Eastland County Genealogy & History
    8. Eastland County Vital Records - Eastland County Clerk, P.O. Box 110, 100 W. Main, Suite 102, County Courthouse, Eastland, TX 76448.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Stephens County (north), Palo Pinto County (northeast), Erath County (east),
             Comanche County (southeast), Brown County (south), Callahan County
             (west), Shackelford County (northwest).

        Handbook of Texas Online - Eastland County.

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  • Edwards County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 12, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1858
    County Seat:  Rocksprings, Texas

    County history - Edwards County is named in honor of Haden Edwards (August 12, 1771 - August 14, 1849), empresario and filibuster who led the Fredonian Rebellion (the first attempt by Anglo settlers in Texas to secede from Mexico).

    Edwards Courthouse
    GHLL Edwards 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 - Edwards County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Edwards County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Edwards County Genealogy & History
    8. Edwards County Vital Records - Edwards County Clerk, P.O. Box 184, Rocksprings, TX 78880-0184.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Sutton County (north), Kimble County (northeast), Kerr County (east),
             Real County (southeast), Uvalde County (southeast), Kinney County (south),
             Val Verde County (west).

        Handbook of Texas Online - Edwards County.

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  • Ellis County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 18, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Navarro County.
    Established:  20-Dec-1849
    County Seat:  Waxahachie, Texas

    County history - Ellis County is named in honor of Richard Ellis (1781 - December 20, 1846) was an American plantation owner, politician, and judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Alabama. He was president of the Convention of 1836 that declared Texas' independence from Mexico, signed the Texas Declaration of Independence, and later served in the Republic of Texas legislature.

    Ellis Courthouse
    GHLL Ellis 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 - Ellis County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Ellis County Genealogical Society / Waxahachie, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Ellis County Historical Society Blog / Waxahachie, TX)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Ellis County Museum / Waxahachie, TX)
    8. US/TXGenWeb site - Ellis County Archives
    9. US/TXGenWeb - Ellis County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Office of the Ellis County Clerk, 113 Franklin , Waxahachie, Texas 75165.
               Note:  Please direct all correspondence to: P. O. Box 250, Waxahachie, TX 75168.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Dallas County (north), Kaufman County (northeast), Henderson County (east),
             Navarro County (southeast), Hill County (southwest), Johnson County (west),
             Tarrant County (northwest).

        Handbook of Texas Online - Ellis County.

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  • Erath County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bosque and Coryell Counties.
    Established:  25-Jan-1856
    County Seat:  Stephenville, Texas

    County history - Erath County is named in honor of George Bernard Erath, an early surveyor and a soldier at the Battle of San Jacinto.

    Erath Courthouse
    GHLL Erath 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 - Erath County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Erath County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Erath County Genealogy & History
    8. Erath County Vital Records - Erath County Clerk, 100 West Washington Street, Stephenville, TX 76401.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Palo Pinto County (north), Hood County (northeast), Somervell County (east),
             Bosque County (southeast), Hamilton County (south), Comanche County
             (southwest), Eastland County (west).

        Handbook of Texas Online - Erath County.

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