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  • Hidalgo County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 28, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Cameron County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1852
    County Seat:  Edinburg, Texas

    County history - Hidalgo County is named in honor of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753 1811), the priest who raised the call for Mexico's independence from Spain.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Hidalgo County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Hidalgo County Vital Records - Hidalgo County Clerk, P.O. Box 58, Edinburg, TX 78540-0058.


  • Hill County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 30, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Navarro County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1853
    County Seat:  Hillsboro, Texas

    County history - Hill County is named in honor of George Washington Hill, a secretary of war and secretary of the navy under the Republic of Texas.

    Hill Courthouse
    GHLL Hill 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 - Hill County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hill County Crossroads, Hill County Genealogical Society / Hillsboro, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Hill County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Hill County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hill County Clerk, 80 North Waco Street, 1st Floor, P.O. Box 398, Hillsboro, TX 76645-0398.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Johnson County (north), Ellis County (northeast), Navarro County (east),
             Limestone County (southeast), McLennan County (south), Bosque County
             (west).

        Hill County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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  • Hockley County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 30, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar and Young Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1876
    County Seat:  Levelland, Texas

    County history - Hockley County is named in honor of George Washington Hockley (1802 1854), Chief of Staff of the Texas Army during the Texas Revolution and secretary of war of the Republic of Texas.

    Hockley Courthouse
    GHLL Hockley 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 - Hockley County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Hockley County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Hockley County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hockley County Clerk, 802 Houston Street, Suite 213, Levelland, TX 79336-4529.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lamb County (north), Lubbock County (east), Terry County (south), Cochran
                County
    (west).

        Hockley County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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  • Hood County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 30, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Johnson County, 1865.
    Established:  xx-Nov-1866
    County Seat:  Granbury, Texas

    County history - Hood County is named in honor of John Bell Hood (1831 1879), a Confederate lieutenant general and the commander of Hood's Texas Brigade.

    Hood Courthouse
    GHLL Hood 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 - Hood County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hood County Genealogical Society / Granbury, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Hood County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Hood County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hood County Clerk, 100 West Pearl Street, Granbury, TX 76048.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Parker County (north), Johnson County (east), Somervell County (south),
             Erath County (west), Palo Pinto County (northwest).

        Hood County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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  • Houston County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  May 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Nacogdoches County.
    Established:  12-Jun-1837
    County Seat:  Crockett, Texas

    County history - Houston County is named in honor of Sam Houston (1793 1863), general of the Texan Revolution, commander at the Battle of San Jacinto and later president of the Republic of Texas and senator and governor of the state of Texas.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Houston County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Houston County Vital Records - Houston County Clerk, Courthouse, Crockett, TX 75835.


  • Howard County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 31, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  21-Aug-1876
    County Seat:  Big Spring, Texas

    County history - Howard County is named in honor of Volney Erskine Howard (October 22, 1809  May 14, 1889), U.S. Representative from Texas (1849 1853). He was an American lawyer, statesman, and jurist.

    Howard Courthouse
    GHLL Howard 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 - Howard County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Howard County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Howard County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Howard County Clerk, P.O. Box 1468, Big Spring, TX 79721-1468.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Borden County (north), Mitchell County (east), Sterling County (southeast),
             Glasscock County (south), Martin County (west).

        Howard County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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  • Hudspeth County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  May 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of El Paso County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1917
    County Seat:  Sierra Blanca, Texas

    County history - Hudspeth County is named in honor of Claude Benton Hudspeth, a state congressman (1919 1931), rancher, and newspaper publisher.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Hudspeth County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Hudspeth County Vital Records - Hudspeth County Clerk, Courthouse, Sierra Blanca, TX 79851.


  • Hunt County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  May 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Fannin and Nacogdoches Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1846
    County Seat:  Greenville, Texas

    County history - Hunt County is named in honor of Memucan Hunt, Jr. (1807 1856), a secretary of the navy under the Republic of Texas.

    Hunt Courthouse
    1. Hunt County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Hunt County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Hunt County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Hunt County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 398
          Greenville, Texas 75403- 0398

    4. Hunt County - US/TXGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Hunt County - US/TXGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Hunt County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Hunt County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Hunt County Vital Records - Hunt County Clerk, P.O. Box 1316, Greenville, TX 75401-1316.


  • Hutchinson County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1876
    County Seat:  Stinnett, Texas

    County history - Hutchinson County is named in honor of pioneer jurist Anderson Hutchinson

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Hutchinson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Hutchinson County Vital Records - Hutchinson County Clerk, 500 Main, P.O. Box 1186, Stinnett, TX 79083-1186.


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