Angelina County, Texas Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1846--Angelina County was created April 22, 1846 from Nacogdoches County. County seat:  Lufkin [1]

According to tradition, Angelina county was named for an Indian girl who helped missionaries in the area.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

COURTHOUSE BURNED.

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

source: gendisasters.com

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns: Burke | Diboll | Hudson | Huntington | Lufkin | Shawnee | Zavalla

Neighboring  Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith & Trinity at www.rootsweb.com

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).