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  • Taylor County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 19, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar and Travis Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1858
    County Seat:  Abilene, Texas

    County history - Taylor County is named in honor of Edward Taylor (1812 1836), George Taylor (1816 1836), and James Taylor (1814 1836), three brothers who died at the Alamo.

    Taylor Courthouse
    1. Taylor County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Taylor County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Taylor County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Taylor County Historical Society
          Taylor County Courthouse
          300 Oak Street
          Abilene, TX 79602

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

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

      Census Information:
    9. 1900 Census (T) - Federal Census Taylor County, ED 148 (Text: 8 files).


  • Terrell County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 27, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Pecos County, by an act of the Texas legislature on April 8, 1905.
    Established:  27-Jul-1905
    County Seat:  Sanderson, Texas

    County history - Terrell County is named in honor of Alexander W. Terrell, Texas judge, Civil War officer and politician.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Terrell County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Terrell County Vital Records - Terrel County Courthouse, Terrell County Clerk, 105 East Hackberry, Sanderson, TX 79848.
               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.


  • Terry County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 29, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-xxxx
    County Seat:  Brownfield, Texas

    County history - Terry County is named in honor of Benjamin Franklin Terry, a Confederate colonel and commander of Terry's Texas Rangers.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Terry County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Terry County Vital Records - Terry County Clerk, Courthouse, Brownfield, TX 79316-4328.

    9. Terry County - Out of the Past (general information)


  • Titus County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bowie County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1846
    County Seat:  Mt. Pleasant, Texas

    County history - Titus County is named in honor of Andrew Jackson Titus (1814-1855), the man who opened the county's first road to the river port in Jefferson; a state legislator and local planter.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Titus County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Titus County Vital Records - Titus County Clerk, Courthouse, Mount Pleasant, TX 75455.


  • Tom Green County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 5, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  13-Mar-1874
    County Seat:  San Angelo, Texas

    County history - Tom Green County is named in honor of Thomas Green (1814 1864), a Confederate brigadier general.

    Tom Green Courthouse
    1. Tom Green County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Tom Green County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Tom Green County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Tom Green County Historical Society (San Angelo, TX)
    4. Tom Green County - US/TXGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Tom Green County - US/TXGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Tom Green County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Tom Green County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Tom Green County Vital Records - Tom Green County Clerk, 124 West Beauregard, San Angelo, TX 76903-5850.

    9. San Angelo - San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society
    10. Tom Green County - Old San Angelo, Local History & Genealogy for San Angelo & Tom Green County


  • Travis County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  May 7, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Bastrop County when Texas was still a Republic.
    Established:  25-Jan-1840
    County Seat:  Austin, Texas

    County history - Travis County is named in honor of William Barret Travis, the commander of the Republic of Texas forces at the Battle of the Alamo.

    Travis Courthouse
    Capitol history - Construction on the [current] Capitol began in February 1882. By mid-1887, the walls were up and the dome began to take shape. In February 1888, the Goddess of Liberty statue was placed on the dome. The Capitol opened to the public on San Jacinto Day, April 21, 1888. Temple Houston, son of Sam Houston, accepted the building at the dedication: "This building fires the heart and excites reflections in the minds of all... the architecture of a civilization is its most enduring feature, and by this structure shall Texas transmit herself to posterity..."

    Texas State Capitol

    GHLL Travis 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 - Travis County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Heritage Society of Austin / Austin, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Travis County Genealogical Society / Austin, TX)
    7. US/TXGenWeb site - Travis County Archives
    8. US/TXGenWeb - Travis County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - ravis County Clerk, 5501 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78751-1410
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Williamson County (north), Bastrop County (east), Caldwell County (south),
             Hays County (southwest), Blanco County (west), Burnet County (northwest).

        Travis County - The Handbook of Texas Online



  • Trinity County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 26, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Houston County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1850
    County Seat:  Groveton, Texas

    County history - Trinity County is named for the Trinity River. The Trinity County Courthouse, built in 1914, is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.

    Trinity Courthouse
    GHLL Trinity 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 - Trinity County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Trinity County Genealogical Society / Groveton, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Trinity County Historical Commission / Groveton, TX)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Trinity County Museum / Groveton, TX)
    8. US/TXGenWeb site - Trinity County Archives
    9. US/TXGenWeb - Trinity County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Trinity County Clerk, P.O. Box 456, Groveton, TX 75845-0456
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Angelina County (northeast), Polk County (southeast), San Jacinto County
             (south), Walker County (southwest), Houston County (northwest).

       
    Handbook of Texas Online - Texas State Historical Association

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    Census Information:
        1900 Census (T) - Federal Census Trinity County, Texas (ED 95: Files 12) (ED 96: 4 Files)


  • Tyler County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 30, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Liberty County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1846
    County Seat:  Woodville, Texas

    County history - Tyler County is named in honor of John Tyler, the tenth President of the United States.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Tyler County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Tyler County Vital Records - Tyler County Clerk, 100 Courthouse, Woodville, TX 75979-5245.
               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) - three text pages


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