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County Courthouse

 

  • 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 [1]

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.[2]

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources 

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • 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.
  • Grimes County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • History of the Grimes County Sheriff's Office

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handbook of Texas Online: Grimes County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg11