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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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>
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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  ====
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
Crockett | Grapeland | Kennard | Latexo | Lovelady
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Crockett | Grapeland | Kennard | Latexo | Lovelady  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American ====
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==== African American ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*''The History of Houston County, Texas,'' 1943 by Armistead Albert Aldrich.
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*''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.
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*''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.  
 
*''Houston County in the Civil War,'' 1981 by Thomas Nelms Mainer.  
*''The First Settlers of Houston County, Texas,'' 1983, by Gifford E. White.
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*''The First Settlers of Houston County, Texas,'' 1983, by Gifford E. White.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch19 Houston County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch19 Houston County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
<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;
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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  ====
  
*[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/military.html Military Resources].&nbsp; Information pertaining to each war, both general and Texas specific.  
*[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/fallen_heroes.htm Our Fallen Heroes].&nbsp; Partial index of servicemen who were killed in action.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring our Veterans].&nbsp; Partial index of veterans of all wars.
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring our Veterans].&nbsp; Partial index of veterans of all wars.
  

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County Courthouse

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 [1]

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

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

  • 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

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).