Angelina County, Texas Genealogy
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- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
According to tradition, Angelina county was named for an Indian girl who helped missionaries in the area.
HOMER, Tex., Nov. 19. - The courthouse of Angelina county was burned yesterday morning at 8 o'clock. The most important records of all the offices were saved.
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, 20 Nov 1891
HOMER COURTHOUSE FIRE.
Many Records Destroyed - Fortunate Rescue of a Prisoner.
HOMER, Tex., Nov. 21. - In the courthouse fire here all the safes proved inefficient except the treasurer's, and some of the books and money in it were scorched. The contents of the other safes were removed while the building was burning. ... The justice of the peace lives in the country. His office was in the courthouse near where the fire broke out. The office was broken into and the two latest records were saved, but all the old records and papers were destroyed. The assessor's office was in the same room, and nearest to where the fire broke out. Everything belonging to this office was lost.
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, 22 Nov 1891
1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith & Trinity at www.rootsweb.com
Societies and Libraries
- TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).