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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg11 Grimes County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg11 Grimes County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
 
*[http://www.grimescountyso.org/History.htm History of the Grimes County Sheriff's Office]  
 
*[http://www.grimescountyso.org/History.htm History of the Grimes County Sheriff's Office]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesSurnames.html Surnames of Grimes County  ]Grimes County TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesSurnames.html Surnames of Grimes County] Grimes County TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesHistorical.html Historical Markers of Grimes County]    Grimes County TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesHistorical.html Historical Markers of Grimes County] Grimes County TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesBiographies.html Grimes County Biographies]   Grimes County TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesBiographies.html Grimes County Biographies] Grimes County TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesHomes.html Grimes County Historic Homes]&nbsp; Grimes County TXGenWeb<br><br>'''Books about Local History'''  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesHomes.html Grimes County Historic Homes] Grimes County TXGenWeb<br><br>'''Books about Local History'''  
*<u>Early History of Grimes County</u>, 1930, by E. L. Blair.  
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*''Early History of Grimes County'', 1930, by E. L. Blair.  
*<u>History of Grimes County, Land of Heritage and Progress</u>, 1982, by Grimes County Historical Commission.  
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*''History of Grimes County, Land of Heritage and Progress,'' 1982, by Grimes County Historical Commission.  
*<u>Saga of Anderson - The Proud Story of a Historic Texas Community</u>, 1957, by Irene Taylor Allen.  
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*''Saga of Anderson - The Proud Story of a Historic Texas Community'', 1957, by Irene Taylor Allen.  
*<u>My Hometown: the Bedias Story</u>, by Wallace Davis, 1953, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston  
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*''My Hometown: the Bedias Story,'' by Wallace Davis, 1953, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston  
*<u>The Honor Roll of Grimes County</u>, A tribute to men from Grimes County, Texas who served in the U.S. armed forces during World War I.  
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*''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.  
*<u>Austin Colony Pioneers: Including History of Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery and Washington Counties, Texas</u>, Worth S. Ray, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., January 1995  
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*''Austin Colony Pioneers: Including History of Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery and Washington Counties, Texas'', Worth S. Ray, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., January 1995  
*<u>Baptist Churches of Grimes County</u>, by Joseph Eugene Boulet, 1936-37, Anderson  
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*''Baptist Churches of Grimes County'', by Joseph Eugene Boulet, 1936-37, Anderson  
*<u>The History and Burial Records of Stoneham Cemetery, Stoneham, Texas</u>, compiled by Frances and Lois Stoneham, 1980<br>
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*''The History and Burial Records of Stoneham Cemetery, Stoneham, Texas'', compiled by Frances and Lois Stoneham, 1980
  
 
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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.

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 |  Iola  |  Navasota |  Todd Mission 
  • Unincorporated Areas:  Courtney | Plantersville | Richards | Roan's Prairie | Shiro | Singleton | Stoneham

Neighboring Counties

Resources 

Cemeteries

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

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