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  • Starr County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Nueces County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1848
    County Seat:  Rio Grande City, Texas

    County history - Starr County is named in honor of James Harper Starr (December 18, 1809 - July 25, 1890) served as a commissioner of the General Land office and later Secretary of the Treasury of the Republic of Texas and also as director of the postal service of the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.

    Starr Courthouse
    GHLL Sutton 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 - Sutton County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Sutton County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Sutton County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Starr County Clerk, 401 N. Britton Avenue, Room 201, Rio Grande City, TX 78582.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jim Hogg County (north), Brooks County (northeast), Hidalgo County (east),
             Zapata County (west), Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico (south), Guerrero,
             Tamaulipas, Mexico (southwest), Ciudad Gustavo Daz Ordaz, Tamaulipas,
             Mexico (south), Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico (southwest), Ciudad Miguel
             Alem"n, Tamaulipas, Mexico, (southwest).

        Starr County - The Handbook of Texas Online



  • Stephens County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 27, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bosque County (named Buchanan County until 1861).
    Established:  xx-xxx-1858
    County Seat:  Breckenridge, Texas

    County history - Stephens County is named in honor of Alexander Hamilton Stephens (February 11, 1812 - March 4, 1883), an American politician from Georgia. He was the only Vice President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. He also served as a U.S. Representative from Georgia (both before the Civil War and after Reconstruction) and as the 50th Governor of Georgia from 1882 until his death in 1883.

    Stephens Courthouse
    GHLL Stephens 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 - Stephens County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Stephens County Historical Association
          201 North Harding
          Breckenridge, TX 76024

    5. US/TXGenWeb site - Stephens County Archives
    6. US/TXGenWeb - Stephens County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Stephens County Clerk, Courthouse, Breckenridge, TX 76024.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Young County (north), Palo Pinto County (east), Eastland County (south),
             Shackelford County (west), Throckmorton County (northwest).

        Stevens County - The Handbook of Texas Online


    Census Information:
        1880 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Stephens County (Index: 8 pages / Text: 24 pages /
             Notes: 1 page).


  • Sutton County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Crockett County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1887
    County Seat:  Sonora, Texas

    County history - Sutton County is named in honor of John Schuyler Sutton, a Texas Ranger and soldier in the Texas Revolution and Mexican-American War.

    Sutton Courthouse
    GHLL Sutton 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 - Sutton County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Sutton County Historical Society
          307 East Oak Street, P.O. Box 885
          Sonora, TX 76950-2647

    5. US/TXGenWeb site - Sutton County Archives
    6. US/TXGenWeb - Sutton County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Sutton County Clerk, 300 E. Oak Suite 3, P.O. Box 481, Sonora, TX 76950-0481.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Schleicher County (north), Kimble County (east), Edwards County (south),
             Val Verde County (southwest), Crockett County (west).

        Sutton County - The Handbook of Texas Online



  • Swisher County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar and Young Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1876
    County Seat:  Tulia, Texas

    County history - Swisher County is named in honor of James Gibson Swisher, a soldier of the Texas Revolution.

    Swisher Courthouse
    GHLL Swisher 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 - Swisher County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Swisher County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Swisher County Genealogy & History
    8. Swisher County Vital Records - Swisher County Clerk, Courthouse, 119 South Maxwell, Tulia, TX 79088-2245.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Randall County (north), Armstrong County (northeast), Briscoe County (east),
             Floyd County (southeast), Hale County (south), Castro County (west).

        Swisher County - The Handbook of Texas Online



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