Grimes County, Texas Genealogy
Adopted by TXGenWeb Grimes County
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
- 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.
- Grimes County was named for Jesse Grimes, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
- Grimes County TXGenWeb History and Maps
1853 -- Madison County was carved out of northern Grimes County.
1873 -- Waller County was formed from territory in the southern part of Grimes County.
1848--County records were destroyed by fire in late 1848.
Places / Localities
- Towns and Cities: Anderson | Bedias | Courtney | Iola | Navasota | Plantersville | Richards | Roan's Prairie | Shiro | Singleton | Todd Mission
- Grimes County TXGenWeb Cemeteries Large listing with many transcriptions and photos
- Texas Tombstone Project for Grimes County
- Find A Grave Cemetery listing for Grimes County
- Cemeteries of Grimes County, Texas Gloria Mayfield's site
- Austin's Colonists in Grimes County Part of Grimes County TXGenWeb site
- 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
- Grimes County TXGenWeb Maps and History
- Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
- Grimes County Veterans Grimes County TXGenWeb page
- Grimes County TXGenWeb Vital Records
- Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
- Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
Societies and Libraries
- Navasota Public Library
1411 E. Washington Ave.
Navasota, Texas 77868;
- Horlock House History Center
1215 East Washington Ave.
Navasota, Texas 77868
- Grimes County TXGenWeb
- Grimes County USGenWeb Archives
- Grimes County government
- Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Handbook of Texas Online: Grimes County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg11