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Adopted by&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/ TXGenWeb&nbsp;Grimes County]<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Eleanor Colson  
 
Adopted by&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/ TXGenWeb&nbsp;Grimes County]<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Eleanor Colson  
  
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[http://www.co.grimes.tx.us/ips/cms Grimes County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 209 <br>Anderson, TX 77830<br>Phone: 409.873.2111 <br>
  
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County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1903, marriage and probate records from 1848 and land records from 1843<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grimes County, Texas. Page 665 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*Located in Anderson, Texas. The present court house was built in 1894. Four prior court houses have been destroyed; one by wind and three by fire.
 
*Located in Anderson, Texas. The present court house was built in 1894. Four prior court houses have been destroyed; one by wind and three by fire.
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106105 Red Top Cemetery, Bedias]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106105 Red Top Cemetery, Bedias]  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158932 St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Navasota]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158932 St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Navasota]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158803 St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery, Plantersville]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158803 St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery, Plantersville]
  

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Grimes County Courthouse
PO Box 209
Anderson, TX 77830
Phone: 409.873.2111

County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1903, marriage and probate records from 1848 and land records from 1843[1]




  • Located in Anderson, Texas. The present court house was built in 1894. Four prior court houses have been destroyed; one by wind and three by fire.



History

Parent County

1846--Grimes County was created 6 April 1846 from Montgomery County. County seat: Anderson [2]

Boundary Changes

1853 -- Madison County was carved out of northern Grimes County.

1873 -- Waller County was formed from territory in the southern part of Grimes County.[3]

Record Loss

1848--County records were destroyed by fire in late 1848.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Towns and Cities:  Anderson  |  Bedias |  Iola  |  Navasota |  Todd Mission 
  • Unincorporated Areas:  Courtney | Plantersville | Richards | Roan's Prairie | Shiro | Singleton | Stoneham

Neighboring Counties

Resources 

Cemeteries

Individual Cemeteries

BillionGraves

Census

Church

Court

Events

Land

Local Histories

  • Grimes County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • History of the Grimes County Sheriff's Office
  • Surnames of Grimes County Grimes County TXGenWeb
  • Historical Markers of Grimes County Grimes County TXGenWeb
  • Grimes County Biographies Grimes County TXGenWeb
  • Grimes County Historic Homes Grimes County TXGenWeb

    Books about Local History
  • Early History of Grimes County, 1930, by E. L. Blair.
  • History of Grimes County, Land of Heritage and Progress, 1982, by Grimes County Historical Commission.
  • Saga of Anderson - The Proud Story of a Historic Texas Community, 1957, by Irene Taylor Allen.
  • My Hometown: the Bedias Story, by Wallace Davis, 1953, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston
  • The Honor Roll of Grimes County, A tribute to men from Grimes County, Texas who served in the U.S. armed forces during World War I.
  • Austin Colony Pioneers: Including History of Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery and Washington Counties, Texas, Worth S. Ray, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., January 1995
  • Baptist Churches of Grimes County, by Joseph Eugene Boulet, 1936-37, Anderson
  • The History and Burial Records of Stoneham Cemetery, Stoneham, Texas, compiled by Frances and Lois Stoneham, 1980

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Navasota Public Library
    1411 E. Washington Ave.
    Navasota, Texas 77868;
    (936)825-6744
  • Horlock House History Center
    1215 East Washington Ave.
    Navasota, Texas 77868

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grimes County, Texas. Page 665 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Grimes County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg11