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
- Grimes County Census located on Grimes County TXGenWeb page
- 1850 Grimes County Census USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1850 Grimes County Slave Census USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1860 Grimes County Census USGenWeb Archives Project
- Russian Immigrants on 1900 census
- Russian Immigrants on 1910 census
- Russian Immigrants on 1920 census
- Austin's Colonists in Grimes County Part of Grimes County TXGenWeb site
- Original Land Owners of Grimes County From USGenWeb Archives for Texas
- 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
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
- Grimes County TXGenWeb Maps and History
- Grimes County 1940 Highway Map
- Grimes County 1961 Highway Map
- Texas Counties Map from TXGenWeb; click on county to go to the county TXGenWeb website
- Texas DOT Map of Grimes County
- Grimes County Obituaries Grimes County TXGenWeb
- Navasota Examiner Current Obituaries
- Bryan-College Station Eagle Current Obituaries Many obituaries from Grimes County are listed here
- USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project for Texas
- AfriGeneas African American Death Records Database
- Obituary Depot Texas
- Obituary Daily Times
- 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
- Grimes County at Genforum
- Grimes County at Kindred Trails
- Grimes County Resource Page at Rootsweb
- City of Navasota Website, lists historical properties in Navasota.
- 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