Houston County, Texas Genealogy

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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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

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).