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  • Jack County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Cookeee County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1856
    County Seat:  Jacksboro, Texas (first known as Mesquiteville)

    County history - Jack County is named in honor of Brothers Patrick Churchill and William Houston Jack, participants in the Anahuac Disturbance (uprisings of settlers in and around Anahuac, Texas in 1832 and 1835, helped to precipitate the Texas Revolution. This eventually led to the territory's secession from Mexico and the founding of the Republic of Texas.) and veterans of the Texas Revolution.

    Jack Courthouse
    1. Jack County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Jack County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Jack County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Jack County Historical Society
          100 North Main Street
          Jacksboro, TX 76056

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Jack County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Jack County Vital Records - Jack County Clerk, 100 Main Street, Jacksboro, TX 76056-1746.


  • Jackson County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Republic of Texas lands [one of the original 23 counties].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1836
    County Seat:  Edna, Texas

    County history - Jackson County is named in honor of Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 June 8, 1845), hero of the Battle of New Orleans and the seventh president of the United States (1829 1837).

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Jackson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Jackson County Vital Records - Jackson County Clerk, 115 West Main Street, Room 101, Edna, TX 77957-2733.


  • Jim Wells County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 17, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Nueces County.
    Established:  11-Mar-1911
    County Seat:  Alice, Texas

    County history - Jim Wells County is named in honor of prominent Brownsville attorney, business leader and politician, James Babbage Wells, Jr. (1850-1923).

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Jim Wells County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Jim Wells County Vital Records - Jim Wells County Clerk, P. O. Box 1459, Courthouse, Alice, TX 78332-4845.


  • Johnson County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Ellis, Hill and Navarro Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1854
    County Seat:  Cleburne, Texas

    County history - Johnson County is named in honor of Col. Middleton T. Johnson, a Texas Ranger, soldier, and politician.
             Johnson County's first county seat was Wardville, located at the present site of Lake Pat Cleburne. In 1856 Buchanan became the county seat.
             In 1867 Johnson County was split, and the western half became Hood County. Camp Henderson became the new county seat and the settlement was renamed Cleburne in honor of Confederate General Patrick Cleburne.


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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Johnson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Johnson County Vital Records - Johnson County Clerk, Courthouse, Cleburne, TX 76031.


  • Jones County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar and Bosque Counties in 1854.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1858
    County Seat:  Anson, Texas

    County history - Jones County is named in honor of Anson Jones, the fifth president of the Republic of Texas.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Jones County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Jones County Vital Records - Jones County Clerk, P.O. Box 552, Anson, TX 79501-0552.


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