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  • Fannin County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 10, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Red River County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1837
    County Seat:  Bonham, Texas

    County history - Fannin County is named in honor of James Walker Fannin, Jr. (1805 1836), the commander of the Texans killed in the Goliad Massacre during the Texas Revolution..

    Fannin Courthouse
    1. Fannin County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Fannin County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Fannin County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Fannin County Genealogical Society / Bonham, TX)
    4. Fannin County - US/TXGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Fannin County - US/TXGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Fannin County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Fannin County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Fannin County Vital Records - Fannin County Clerk, Courthouse, Bonham, TX 75418.


  • Fisher County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1876
    County Seat:  Roby, Texas

    County history - Fisher County is named in honor of Samuel Rhoads Fisher (1794 1839), a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and secretary of the Navy under the Republic of Texas.

    Fisher Courthouse
    1. Fisher County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Fisher County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Fisher County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Fisher County - US/TXGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Fisher County - US/TXGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Fisher County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Fisher County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Fisher County Vital Records - Fisher County Clerk, Courthouse, Roby, TX 79543.

    9. Gloria B. Mayfield, aka Lady Texian - a personal site (PWP), for Fisher County.


  • Fort Bend County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  May 4, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Austin, Brazoria and Harris Counties.
    Established:  29-Dec-1837
    County Seat:  Richmond, Texas

    County history - Fort Bend County is named for a blockhouse (in military science, a blockhouse is a small, isolated fort in the form of a single building. It serves as a defensive strong point against any enemy that does not possess siege equipment or, in modern times, artillery. A fortification intended to resist these weapons is more likely to qualify as a castle, or in modern times, a bunker), positioned in a bend of the Brazos River.


    Fort Bend Courthouse
    GHLL Fort Bend County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Fort Bend County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Fort Bend County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Fort Bend County Museum Association / Richmond, TX)
          Fort Bend County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 274
          Richmond, TX 77469

    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Fort Bend County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Fort Bend County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Fort Bend County Clerk, 301 Jackson, Richmond, TX 77469.
               Note:  marriage records date back to 1837; birth and death records begin in 1903; no county death records before county formation in 1837.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Waller County (north), Harris County (northeast), Austin County (northwest),
             Brazoria County (southeast), Wharton County (southwest).

        Handbook of Texas Online - Fort Bend County.

        Texas Genealogy Records - Search Texas genealogy records such as
             cemeteries, births, obituaries, city directories, surnames, genealogy queries,
             census records, and more from this web page.

        Family History 101 - County Court, Probate, Land & Tax Records, County Census Records County Birth Records,
             Marriage Records, Divorce Records and Death Records County Cemeteries & Graveyards, County Church &
             Bible Records.


  • Freestone County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Limestone County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1850
    County Seat:  Fairfield, Texas

    County history - Freestone County is named for a type of peach, the Freestone Peach, which grow easily in the local area.

    Freestone Courthouse
    1. Freestone County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Freestone County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Freestone County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Freestone County Genealogical Society
          P. O. Box 14
          Fairfield, TX. 75840

    4. Freestone County - US/TXGenWeb site (Archives) (None found online at the time of this update.)
    5. Freestone County - US/TXGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Freestone County - US/TXGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Freestone County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Freestone County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Freestone County Vital Records - Freestone County Clerk, P.O. Box 1017, Fairfield, TX 75840-1017.


  • Frio County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 14, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Atascosa, Bexar and Uvalde Counties, 01-Feb-1858.
    Established:  22-May-1871
    County Seat:  Pearsall, Texas

    County history - Frio County is named for the Frio River (Frio is Spanish word for "cold").

    Frio Courthouse
    1. Frio County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Frio County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Frio County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Frio County - US/TXGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Frio County - US/TXGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Frio County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Frio County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Frio County Vital Records - Frio County Clerk, 500 East San Antonio Street, Box 6, Pearsall, TX 78061-1423.

    9. Frio County - Handbook of Texas online.


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