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  • Moore County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 10, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-xxxx
    County Seat:  Dumas, Texas

    County history - Moore County is named in honor of Edwin Ward Moore (July 15, 1810 - October 5, 1865), was the commodore (1839-1843) of the Second Navy for the Republic of Texas.

    Moore Courthouse
    GHLL Moore 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 - Moore County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Moore County Historical Museum / Window on the Plains Museum / Dumas, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Moore County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Moore County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Moore County Clerk, P.O. Box 396, Dumas, TX 79029-0396.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Sherman County (north), Hutchinson County (east), Carson County (southeast),
             Potter County (south), Oldham County (southwest), Hartley County (west).

        Moore County - The Handbook of Texas Online

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  • Motley County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 19, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar and Young Counties, 21-Aug-1876.
    Established:  05-Feb-1891
    County Seat:  Matador, Texas

    County history - Motley County is named in honor of Dr. Junius William Mottley, 1811-1836, who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence an Aide to General Rusk at the Battle of San Jacinto and who mortally wounded in that same battle. The County's name is spelled differently than his because the bill establishing the county misspelled Mottley's name.

    Motley Courthouse
    GHLL Motley 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 - Motley County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Motley County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Motley County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Motley County Clerk, Court House, Matador, TX 79224.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hall County (north), Cottle County (east), Dickens County (south), Floyd
             County (west), Briscoe County (northwest).

        Motley County - The Handbook of Texas Online



  • Nacogdoches County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  April 2, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [one of the original 23 Counties].
    Established:  17-Mar-1836
    County Seat:  Nacogdoches, Texas

    County history - Nacogdoches County is named in honor of its county seat, which in turn, was named for the Nacogdoche Native American tribe.

    Nacogdoches Courthouse
    GHLL Nacogdoches 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 - Nacogdoches County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Nacogdoches County Genealogical Society / Nacogdoches, TX - Disbanded, 2007)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Nacogdoches County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Nacogdoches County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Nacogdoches County Clerk, 101 West Main Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-5119.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Rusk County (north), Shelby County (northeast), San Augustine County
             (southeast), Angelina County (south), Cherokee County (west).

        Nacogdoches County - The Handbook of Texas Online



  • Nolan County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Young and Bexar Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1881
    County Seat:  Sweetwater, Texas

    County history - Nolan County is named in honor of Philip Nolan,

    Nolan Courthouse
    GHLL Nolan County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Polk County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Nolan County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Nolan County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Nolan County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Nolan County Clerk, P.O. Drawer 98, Sweetwater, TX 79556.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Fisher County (north), Taylor County (east), Runnels County (southeast),
             Coke County (south), Mitchell County (west).

        Nolan County - The Handbook of Texas Online



  • Oldham County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 2, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County, 1876.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1880
    County Seat:  Vega, Texas

    County history - Oldham County is named in honor of Williamson Simpson Oldham, pioneer Texas lawyer and Confederate senator.

    Oldham Courthouse
    GHLL Oldham 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 - Oldham County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Oldham County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Oldham County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Oldham County Clerk, P.O. Box 469, 105 South Main Street, Vega, TX 79092-0469.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hartley County (north), Moore County (northeast), Potter County (east),
             Deaf Smith County (south), Quay County, New Mexico (west).

        Oldham County - The Handbook of Texas Online



  • Palo Pinto County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 20, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Navarro and Bosque Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1856
    County Seat:  Palo Pinto, Texas

    County history - Palo Pinto County is named after the Palo Pinto Creek (Palo Pinto is Spanish for "painted stick").

    Palo Pinto Courthouse
    GHLL Palo Pinto 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 - Palo Pinto County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Mineral Wells Genealogy Club / Mineral Wells, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Palo Pinto County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Palo Pinto County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Palo Pinto County Clerk, Courthouse, Palo Pinto, TX 76072.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jack County (north), Parker County (east), Hood County (southeast), Erath
                County
    (south), Eastland County (southwest), Stephens County (west), Young
                County
    (northwest).

        Palo Pinto County - The Handbook of Texas Online



  • Polk County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 20, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Liberty County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1846
    County Seat:  Livingston, Texas

    County history - Polk County is named in honor of James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795 - June 15, 1849), the 11th President of the United States (1845 1849). As president, Polk expanded the Union by settling claims to Texas and the Oregon Territory and by acquiring California and the Southwest.

    Polk Courthouse
    GHLL Polk 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 - Polk County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (SouthEast Texas Genealogical & Historical Society / Beaumont, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Polk County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Polk County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Polk County Clerk, 101 Church Street, West, Livingston, TX 77351-3201.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Angelina County (north), Tyler County (east), Hardin County (southeast),
             Liberty County (south), San Jacinto County (southwest), Trinity County
             (northwest).

        Polk County - The Handbook of Texas Online



  • Presidio County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 19, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1850
    County Seat:  Marfa, Texas

    County history - Presidio County is named in honor of Presidio del Norte, an eighteenth-century fort and settlement on the south side of the Rio Grande River.

    Presidio Courthouse
    GHLL Presidio 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 - Presidio County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Big Bend Genealogy Society / Alpine, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Presidio County Marfa Museum "Humphries House" / Marfa, TX)
    7. US/TXGenWeb site - Presidio County Archives
    8. US/TXGenWeb - Presidio County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Presidio County Clerk, P.O. Box 789, Marfa, TX 79843-0789.
               Note:  Requests for certified copies of a Marriage License should be directed to the County Clerk's Office in which the event occurred. Requests for certified copies of a Divorce Decree should be directed to the District Clerk's Office in which the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jeff Davis County (north), Brewster County (east), Manuel Benavides
                Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
    (south), Ojinaga Municipality, Chihuahua,
                Mexico
    (southwest), Guadalupe Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico (west, at
                northwest corner).

        Presidio County - The Handbook of Texas Online
        The Marfa Lights - also known as the Marfa ghost lights.

    Census Information:
        1840 Census (T) - Federal Census, Presidio County, (Text: 1 page).
        1860 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Presidio County, (Index: 1 folder; 1 page / Text: 3 pages).
        1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Presidio County, Fort Davis, Fort Stockton, and Presidio del Norte
             (Index: 3 pages / Text: 6 pages).


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