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  • Brig. General Thomas P. Dockery (CSA) (1833 - 1898)
    Thomas Pleasant Dockery (December 18, 1833 – February 27, 1898) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Early life Dockery was born in Montgomery Cou...
  • Joseph Justin Pfertner (1913 - 1994)
  • Joseph T. Bowman (1811 - 1883)
    Joseph T Bowman (1811-1883) was a native of Illinois. Son of Jesse B Bowman who died at the Alamo in Texas in 1836. He arrived in Texas in 1835. Joseph T Bowman enlisted in a Company, known as the US...
  • George Floyd (1973 - 2020)
    George Floyd was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and raised in the Third Ward of Houston, Texas. He attended Yates High School, where he played on the basketball and football teams. He attended S...
  • Orby J. Taylor (1888 - 1963)

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Houston County, Texas.

It is not to be confused with the city of Houston in Harris County."

Houston County was the first new county created under the 9-year Republic of Texas on June 12, 1837. It was named for Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas and Governor of Texas.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Antioch
  • Coltharp
  • Crockett (County Seat)
  • Elkins
  • Grapeland
  • Kennard
  • Latexo
  • Lovelady
  • Pearson's Chapel

Other Communities: Allen Chapel, Arbor Grove, Ash, Augusta, Austonio, Belott, Burrantown, Center Grove, Center Hill, Cooper, Creek, Cut, Germany, Holly, Hopewell, Mapleton, Mound City (part), Mount Vernon, Pennington, (part), Porter Springs, Ratcliff, Refuge, San Pedro, Sand Ridge, Shady Grove, Smith Grove, Tadmor, Volga, Weches and Weldon



Davy Crockett Nat'l Forest (part)

Mary Allen Seminary

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