Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   
State of   TEXAS -   (The Lone Star State)
Genealogy & History Resources


Click Flag for Official State Web Site

State Files of Interest - -      
Genealogical & Historical Societies
Newspapers
Public Libraries
Vital Records
Texas Gateway Resource Links -
Cemeteries   Flag, Seal & Symbols  Map   Native Americans   Ports   Railroads

A - Z Menu, Texas Gateway page
A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z


Page 16 of 25:  (County Information)
Broken links?
Contact us
Casual Contributor Indicator
Click when viewed after an active link


  • Marion County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 19, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Cass County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1860
    County Seat:  Jefferson, Texas

    County history - Marion County is named in honor of Francis Marion (c. 1732 - February 26, 1795), nicknamed the "Swamp Fox", a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. Acting with Continental Army and South Carolina militia commissions, he was a persistent adversary of the British in their occupation of South Carolina in 1780 and 1781, even after the Continental Army was driven out of the state in the Battle of Camden. Due to his irregular methods of warfare, he is considered one of the fathers of modern guerrilla warfare, and is credited in the lineage of the United States Army Rangers.

    Marion Courthouse
    GHLL Marion 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 - Marion County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Marion County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Marion County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Marion County Clerk, P.O. Box F, Jefferson, TX 75657-0420.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cass County (north), Caddo Parish, Louisiana (east), Harrison County (south),
             Upshur County (west), Morris County (northwest).

        Marion County - The Handbook of Texas Online



  • Matagorda County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 19, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of lands of the Repbulic of Texas [one of 23 original counties].
    Established:  17-Mar-1836
    County Seat:  Bay City, Texas

    County history - Matagorda County is named for the canebrakes which once grew along the coast (Matagorda is Spanish for "fat bush").

    Matagorda Courthouse
    GHLL Matagorda 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 - Matagorda County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Matagorda County Genealogical Society / Bay City, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Matagorda County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Matagorda County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Matagorda County Clerk, address, address, address.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Brazoria County (northeast), Gulf of Mexico (southeast), Calhoun County
             (southwest), Jackson County (west), Wharton County (northwest).

        Matagorda County - The Handbook of Texas Online



  • McLennan County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 19, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Limestone and Milam Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1850
    County Seat:  Waco, Texas

    County history - McLennan County is named in honor of Neil McLennan, an early Scottish-American, influential settler of Texas, who was born on the Isle of Skye in Scotland on September 2, 1777, 1778 or 1787, and died in Texas in 1867.

    McLennan Courthouse
    GHLL McLennan County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - McLennan County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - McLennan County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Central Texas Genealogical Society (CTGS) / Waco, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Computer Interest Group (CIG) / Waco, TX)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (McLennan County Cemetery Interest Group (McCIG) / Waco, TX)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (West Waco Library and Genealogy Center Blog / Waco, TX)
    9. US/TXGenWeb site - McLennan County Archives
    10. US/TXGenWeb - McLennan County Genealogy & History
    11. Vital Records - Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, Vital Statistics Division, 225 West Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76707.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hill County (north), Limestone County (east), Falls County (southeast),
             Bell County (south), Coryell County (southwest), Bosque County (northwest).

        McLennan County - The Handbook of Texas Online



  • Medina County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 19, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  07-Aug-1848
    County Seat:  Hondo, Texas

    County history - Medina County is named in honor of The Medina River, named which was named for Spanish engineer Pedro Medina.

    Medina Courthouse
    GHLL Medina 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 - Medina County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Medina County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Medina County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Medina County Clerk, Courthouse, Hondo, TX 78861.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Bandera County (north), Bexar County (east), Atascosa County (southeast),
             Frio County (south), Uvalde County (west).

        Medina County - The Handbook of Texas Online



  • Midland County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Tom Green County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1885
    County Seat:  (originally named Midway) Midland, Texas

    County history - Midland County is named for the fact that the county is located halfway between Fort Worth, Texas and El Paso, Texas on the Texas and Pacific Railway.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Midland County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Midland County Vital Records - Midland County Clerk, P.O. Box 211, Midland, TX 79702-0211.
               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. 1900, 1910, & 1920 Census (T) - Federal Census


  • Mitchell County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the Bexar District.
    Established:  21-Aug-1876
    County Seat:  Colorado City, Texas

    County history - Mitchell County is named in honor of Asa and Eli Mitchell, two early settlers and soldiers in the Texas Revolution.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Mitchell County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Mitchell County Vital Records - Mitchell County Clerk, 349 Oak Street, Colorado City, TX 79512.


    * When you tell us about your Surname(s) quest, by posting your Surnames on our Message Board, we will gladly set out to find as many listings, within time, for your particular SURNAME(S). If you wish, we will also be happy to provide you with your own Ancestors listing.
    ||— Contact GHLL —||— Policy Statements —||— Site Map —||
    Go to: GHLL Home


















    May 2, 2002— Aug, 13, 2012 = 1,517,267 visitors.

    New Visitors:
        Free Web Counter    since Aug 14, 2012

    Free Counters