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==== Land  ====
==== Land  ====
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/AustinsColonists.html Austin's Colonists in Grimes County  ]    Part of Grimes County TXGenWeb site
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/AustinsColonists.html Austin's Colonists in Grimes County  ]    Part of Grimes County TXGenWeb site  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/grimes/land/abstract.txt Original Land Owners of Grimes County]  From USGenWeb Archives for Texas
==== Local Histories  ====
==== Local Histories  ====

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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.


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







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







Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Navasota Public Library
    1411 E. Washington Ave.
    Navasota, Texas 77868;
  • Horlock House History Center
    1215 East Washington Ave.
    Navasota, Texas 77868

Web Sites


  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