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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Houston County''<br> ''
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Guide to '''Houston County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.houston.tx.us/ips/cms Houston County Court House ]<br>PO Box 370; <br>Crockett, TX 75835 <br>Phone. 936.544.3255<br>&nbsp;
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death record from 1903, <br>probate court and land records from 1882; District Clerk has <br>divorce record from 1920; County History Commission has <br>burial records, family &amp; local histories<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Houston County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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San Francisco de los Tejas, the first Spanish mission in East Texas, was founded in 1690 and abandoned in 1693.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Houston County was created and organized on 12 June 1837 from Nacogdoches County. Many county records were destroyed in courthouse fires in February 1865 and November 1882. County seat: Crockett. San Francisco de los Tejas, the first Spanish mission in East Texas, was founded in 1690 and abandoned in 1693.  
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'''1837--'''Houston County was created 12 June 1837 from [[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]] County. '''County seat:''' Crockett <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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Many county records were destroyed in courthouse fires in February 1865 and November 1882.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Crockett | Grapeland | Kennard | Latexo | Lovelady
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Anderson County, Texas|Anderson]]
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*[[Angelina County, Texas|Angelina]]
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*[[Cherokee County, Texas|Cherokee]]
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*[[Leon County, Texas|Leon]]
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*[[Madison County, Texas|Madison]]
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*[[Trinity County, Texas|Trinity]]
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*[[Walker County, Texas|Walker]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/houstonph.html Houston County Cemetery and Tombstone Transcriptions]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/houston/cemeteries/energy-2.txt New Energy Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; alphabetical listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/houston/houstoc.htm Houston County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Texas Escapes
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*[http://www.interment.net Interment.net]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com Find-A-Grave]
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Individual cemeteries:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107012 Eleck Turk Cemetery, Grapeland] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104900 Evergreen Cemetery, Lovelady] BillionGraves
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''The History of Houston County, Texas,'' 1943 by Armistead Albert Aldrich.
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*''History of Houston County, Texas, 1687–1979,'' 1979) by the Houston County Historical Commission.
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*''Houston County in the Civil War,'' 1981 by Thomas Nelms Mainer.
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*''The First Settlers of Houston County, Texas,'' 1983, by Gifford E. White.
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch19 Houston County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Texas Maps] -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors.
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
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<br>1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]&nbsp;
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources].&nbsp; Information pertaining to each war, both general and Texas specific.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Our Fallen Heroes].&nbsp; Partial index of servicemen who were killed in action.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring our Veterans].&nbsp; Partial index of veterans of all wars.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://www.houstoncountycourier.com/ Houston County Courier]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193596&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Houston&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog.]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/houston/houstoc.htm Houston County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Texas resources as well as general genealogic resources.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Houston|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Houston_County,_Texas]]
 
[[Category:Houston_County,_Texas]]

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County Courthouse

Houston County Court House
PO Box 370;
Crockett, TX 75835
Phone. 936.544.3255
 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death record from 1903,
probate court and land records from 1882; District Clerk has
divorce record from 1920; County History Commission has
burial records, family & local histories[1]

History

San Francisco de los Tejas, the first Spanish mission in East Texas, was founded in 1690 and abandoned in 1693.

Parent County

1837--Houston County was created 12 June 1837 from Nacogdoches County. County seat: Crockett [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Many county records were destroyed in courthouse fires in February 1865 and November 1882.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Crockett | Grapeland | Kennard | Latexo | Lovelady

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • The History of Houston County, Texas, 1943 by Armistead Albert Aldrich.
  • History of Houston County, Texas, 1687–1979, 1979) by the Houston County Historical Commission.
  • Houston County in the Civil War, 1981 by Thomas Nelms Mainer.
  • The First Settlers of Houston County, Texas, 1983, by Gifford E. White.
  • Houston County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps


1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith & Trinity at www.rootsweb.com 

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Texas Museums

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Houston County, Texas. Page 666 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).