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  • Hall County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 5, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar and Young Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1876
    County Seat:  Memphis, Texas

    County history - Hall County is named in honor of (1788  1867), also called D.C. Hall, was an American and Mexican lawyer, pioneer, and soldier. He was active in the Texas Revolution and acted as Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas in 1836.

    Hall Courthouse
    GHLL Hall 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 - Hall County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Hall County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Hall County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hall County Clerk, Courthouse, Memphis, TX 79245-3341.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Donley County (north), Collingsworth County (northeast), Childress County
             (east), Cottle County (southeast), Motley County (south), Briscoe County
             (west).

        Hall County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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    Census Information:
        1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Hall County, ED-196 (Text: 1 page).


  • Hamilton County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 5, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bosque, Comanche and Lampasas Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1858
    County Seat:  Hamilton, Texas

    County history - Hamilton County is named in honor of James Hamilton, Jr. (May 8, 1786  November 15, 1857) was an American lawyer and politician, and also the governor of South Carolina (1830 1832) who gave financial aid to the Republic of Texas.

    Hamilton Courthouse
    GHLL Hamilton 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 - Hamilton County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Five Hills Genealogical Discussion Group / Copperas Cove, TX)
          Hamilton County Genealogical Society
          209 West Henry
          Hamilton, TX 76531

    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Hamilton County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Hamilton County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hamilton County Clerk, 102 North Rice, Suite 107, Hamilton, TX 76531.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Erath County (north), Bosque County (northeast), Coryell County
             (southeast), Lampasas County (south), Mills County (southwest),
             Comanche County (northwest).

        Hamilton County - The Handbook of Texas Online
        People and Places - Gazetteer of Hamilton County, Texas

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  • Hansford County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 5, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar and Young Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1876
    County Seat:  Spearman, Texas

    County history - Hansford County is named in honor of John M. Hansford, a Texas state congressman and judge.

    Hansford Courthouse
    GHLL Hansford 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 - Hansford County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Hansford County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Hansford County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hansford County Clerk, 15 Northwest Court, P.O. Box 367, Spearman, TX 79081-0367.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Texas County, Oklahoma (north), Ochiltree County (east), Roberts
             County (southeast), Hutchinson County (south), Sherman County (west).

        Hansford County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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    Census Information:
        1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Hansford County, ED-199 (Text: 1 page).


  • Hardeman County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 6, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Fannin County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1858
    County Seat:  Quanah, Texas

    County history - Hardeman County is named in honor of Bailey and Thomas Jones Hardeman, two early Texas politicians and legislators.

    Hardeman Courthouse
    GHLL Hardeman 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 - Hardeman County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Hardeman County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Hardeman County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hardeman County Clerk, Courthouse, P.O. Box 30, Quanah, TX 79252.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Harmon County, Oklahoma (north), Jackson County, Oklahoma (northeast),
             Wilbarger County (east), Foard County (south), Cottle County (southwest),
             Childress County (west).

        Hardeman County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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    Census Information:
        1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Hardeman County, ED-183 (Text: 1 page).


  • Hardin County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Jefferson and Liberty Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1858
    County Seat:  Kountze, Texas

    County history - Hardin County is named in honor of the Hardin family of Liberty County.

    Hardin Courthouse
    GHLL Hardin 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 - Hardin County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Hardin County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Hardin County Genealogy & History
    8. Hardin County Vital Records - Hardin County Clerk, P.O. Box 38, Kountze, TX 77625-003.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Tyler County (north), Jasper County (east), Orange County (southeast),
             Jefferson County (south), Liberty County (southwest), Polk County
             (northwest).

        Hardin County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (T) - Federal Census Hardin County, Texas (3 files)
        1880 Census (T) - Federal Census Hardin County, Texas (ED 29: File 1 of 4)


  • Harris County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 7, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Harrisburg County.
    Established:  22-Dec-1836
    County Seat:  Houston, Texas

    County history - Harris County is named in honor of John Richardson Harris, an early settler of the future county, named Harrisburg County until 1839.

    Harris Courthouse
    GHLL Harris 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 - Harris County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Harris County Genealogical Society / Marshall, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Harris County Historical Commission / Houston, TX)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hispanic Genealogical Society / Houston, TX)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Houston Genealogical Forum / Houston, TX)
    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Humble area Genealogical Society / Humble, TX)
    10. US/TXGenWeb site - Harris County Archives
    11. US/TXGenWeb - Harris County Genealogy & History
    12. Vital Records - Harris County Clerk, 201 Caroline, P.O. Box 1525, Houston, TX 77251.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Montgomery County (north), Liberty County (northeast), Chambers County
             (east), Galveston County (southeast), Brazoria County (south), Fort Bend
                County
    (southwest), Waller County (northwest).

        Harris County - The Handbook of Texas Online
        Harris County - 164 Years of Historic [the City of] Houston

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  • Hartley County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 7, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar and Young Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1876
    County Seat:  Channing, Texas

    County history - Hartley County is named in honor of Oliver C. and Rufus K. Hartley, two early Texas legislators and lawmakers.

    Hartley Courthouse
    GHLL Hartley 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 - Hartley County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Hartley County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Hartley County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hartley County Clerk, P.O. Box 22, Channing, TX 79018-0022.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Dallam County (north), Moore County (east), Oldham County (south), Quay
                County, New Mexico
    (southwest), Union County, New Mexico (northwest).

        Hartley County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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  • Hays County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 9, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Travis County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1848
    County Seat:  San Marcos, Texas

    County history - Hays County is named in honor of Texas Ranger John Coffee Hays. Hays came to Texas with the wave of men who answered the call for volunteers to serve in the Texas Revolution. He arrived too late to take partin San Jacinto, but identified himself to Sam Houston. He joined the army of the Republic when Thomas J. Rusk was in command and under Colonel W. H. Karnes, he was assigned to Deaf Smith's company ranging the frontier, between San Antonio and the Rio Grande. After the battle of Plum Creek he was commissioned and given authority to raise a spy company.


    Hays Courthouse
    GHLL Hays 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 - Hays County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hays County Historical Commission / San Marcos, TX)
          Hays County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 1837
          San Marcos, TX 78666

         San Marcos/Hays County Genealogy Society
         P.O. Box 503
         San Marcos, TX 78667

    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Hays County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Hays County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hays County Clerk, Courthouse, San Marcos, TX 78666.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Travis County (northeast), Caldwell County (southeast), Guadalupe County
             (south), Comal County (southwest), Blanco County (northwest).

        Hays County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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  • Henderson County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Houston and Nacogdoches Counties.
    Established:  27-Apr-1846
    County Seat:  Athens, Texas

    County history - Henderson County is named in honor of James Pickney Henderson, (1808-1858) Attorney General of the Republic of Texas, and later Secretary of State, then first governor of the state of Texas (1846 1847), who was in office when the county was created.

    Henderson Courthouse
    GHLL Henderson 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 - Henderson County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Henderson County Historical Commission / Athens, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Henderson County Historical Society & Museum / Athens, TX)
    7. US/TXGenWeb site - Henderson County Archives
    8. US/TXGenWeb - Henderson County Genealogy & History
    9. Henderson County Vital Records - Henderson County Clerk, Courthouse, Athens, TX 75751.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Kaufman County (north), Van Zandt County (north), Smith County (east),
             Cherokee County (southeast), Anderson County (south), Freestone County
             (southwest), Navarro County (west), Ellis County (northwest).

        Henderson County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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    Census Information:
        1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Henderson County, Texas (ED 35: 2 pages)


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