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  • Lamar County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  May 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Red River County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1840
    County Seat:  Paris, Texas

    County history - Lamar County is named in honor of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Lamar County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Lamar County Vital Records - Lamar County Clerk, 119 North Main, Paris, TX 75460-4265.

      Census Information:
    10. 1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Lamar County, ED-78 (Text: 7 pages).


  • Lamb County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1876
    County Seat:  Littlefield, Texas

    County history - Lamb County is named in honor of George A. Lamb, a soldier who died in the Battle of San Jacinto.

    Lamb Courthouse
    GHLL Lamb 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 - Lamb County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Lamb County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Lamb County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Lamb County Clerk, Courthouse, Littlefield, TX 79339.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Castro County (north), Hale County (east), Hockley County (south),
             Bailey County (west), Parmer County (northwest), Lubbock County
             (Southeast).

        Lamb County - The Handbook of Texas Online



  • Leon County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 8, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Robertson County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1846
    County Seat:  Centerville, Texas (originally spelled "Centreville")

    County history - Leon County is named in honor of the name ("lion" in Spanish), which comes from the nickname of a yellow wolf of the region commonly called the len.

    Leon Courthouse
    1. Leon County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Leon County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Leon County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Leon County Genealogical Society
          Old Courthouse
          PO Box 500
          Centerville TX 75833

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Leon County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Leon County Vital Records - Leon County Clerk, P.O. Box 98, Centerville, TX 75833-0098.
               Note:  Certified Marriage License requests should be directed to the County Clerk's Office in which the event occurred. Certified copies of a Divorce Decree requests should be directed to the District Clerk's Office in which the event occurred.

      Census Information:
    9. 1850 Census (T) - County pages (2).
    10. 1860 Census (T) - County pages (7). Post Offices:  Centerville, Lookout, Clapp's Creek, Eagle Valley, Kidd's Mill,
               Bear Grass, Frankville, Bowling.
    11. 1870 (T) - County pages (15). Post Offices:  Centerville, Leona, Boling, Middleton.
    12. 1880 Census (T) - County pages (7). Post Offices:  Leona, Bowling, Clapp's Creek, Navarro, Keechi, Eagle Valley,
               Kidd's Mill, Centerville, Bear Grass, Frankville.


  • Liberty County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands of the then, Republic of Texas [one of 23 original Counties].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1836
    County Seat:  Liberty, Texas

    County history - Liberty County is its county seat, which was named either for the recent success of the Mexican War of Independence or for Liberty, Mississippi.

    Liberty Courthouse
    GHLL Liberty 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 - Liberty County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Liberty County Genealogical Society / Liberty, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Liberty County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Liberty County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Liberty County Clerk, P.O. Box 369, 1923 Sam Houston, Liberty, TX 77575-4815.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Polk County (north), Hardin County (east), Jefferson County (southeast),
             Chambers County (south), Harris County (southwest), Montgomery County
             (west), San Jacinto County (northwest).

        Liberty County - The Handbook of Texas Online

    Census Information:
        1900 Census (T) - Federal Census, Liberty County, ED-35 — ED-38 (Text: 4 folders).


  • Live Oak County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Nueces and San Patricio Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1856
    County Seat:  George West, Texas

    County history - Live Oak County is named for the Texas live oak tree under which the petition for a new county was signed. The live oak trees are plentyful in the area.

    Live Oak Courthouse
    GHLL Live Oak 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 - Live Oak County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Live Oak County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Live Oak County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Live Oak County Clerk, P.O. Box 280, George West, TX 78022-0280.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Karnes County (northeast), Bee County (east), San Patricio County
             (southeast), Jim Wells County (south), Duval County (southwest), McMullen
             County (west), Atascosa County (northwest).

        Live Oak County - The Handbook of Texas Online



  • Llano County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 19, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar and Gillespie Counties in 1855.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1856
    County Seat:  Llano, Texas

    County history - Llano County is named for the Llano River, which runs through the County.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Llano County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Llano County Vital Records - Llano County Clerk, P.O. Box 40, Llano, TX 78643.
               Note:  Certified Marriage License requests should be directed to the County Clerk's Office in which the event occurred. Certified copies of a Divorce Decree requests should be directed to the District Clerk's Office in which the event occurred.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Kingsland Genealogical Society (Kingsland, TX)

      Census Information:
    10. 1870 Census (T) - Entire County:  pg 1 of 3, pg 2 of 3, pg 3 of 3.


  • Loving County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 1, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Tom Green County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1931
    County Seat:  Mentone, Texas

    County history - Loving County is named in honor of Oliver Loving (1812 1867), a cattle rancher and pioneer of the cattle drive who with Charles Goodnight developed the Goodnight-Loving Trail.

    Loving Courthouse
    GHLL Loving 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 - Loving County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Loving County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Loving County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Loving County Clerk, Courthouse, Mentone, TX 79754.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lea County, New Mexico (north), Winkler County (east), Ward County
             (southeast), Reeves County (south and west), Eddy County, New Mexico
             (northwest)

        Loving County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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  • Lubbock County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1876
    County Seat:  Lubbock, Texas

    County history - Lubbock County is named in honor of Thomas Saltus Lubbock (1817 1862), a Texas Ranger and soldier in the Confederate army.

    Lubbock Courthouse
    GHLL Lubbock 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 - Lubbock County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Lubbock County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Lubbock County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Lubbock County Clerk, address, address, address.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hale County (north), Crosby County (east), Lynn County (south),
             Hockley County (west).

        Lubbock County - The Handbook of Texas Online



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