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Medal of Honor Recipients - Texans (either born in Texas or the Home of Record is Texas)

Texas claims 75 Medal of Honor Recipients, however, Texas also recognizes those recipients who were born in Texas but their Medal is credited to another state (eight recipients).

Texas Political and Government History Overview

Texas, like present-day Florida and most of the present-day Southwestern and Western United States, was claimed and ruled by the Kingdom of Spain for nearly 300 years. The French also laid claim to parts of Texas and this is why Texas claims to have "six flags".

It is inadequate to discuss Texas history without including some history of Spain and Mexico. Historians have long recognized the various periods of Texas history as follows: Spanish Texas (1513-1821), French Texas (1684-1689), Mexican Texas (1821-1836), Republic of Texas (1836-1845), Texas, USA (1845-1860), Confederate Texas (1860-1865), Texas, USA (1865-present).

It is worth mentioning most historians refer to Mexico and Texas as "colonies" of Spain, however, if one looks at historical records of the time, one will not find the word "colonia" except as used for smaller divisions such as settlements (cities or villas). Spain set-up her territories (or foreign lands) as "vice-royalties".

Province of Texas (Spanish Texas)

Mexican Texas (1821-1836)

The Province of Texas became a state but it was not a sovereign state as it was included with the State of Coahuila.

At the time of the Texas Revolution, Texas was known as the Department of Texas.

Republic of Texas

Counties replace the municipal form of government.

State of Texas of the United States of America

Today there are 254 Texas counties. See also: Circle of USA - Texas

County, Date Formed, Parent County, County Seat

  1. Anderson 1846 Houston Palestine
  2. Andrews 1875 Bexar Andrews
  3. Angelina 1846 Nacogdoches
  4. Aransas 1871 Refugio Rockport
  5. Archer 1858 Fannin Archer City
  6. Armstrong 1876 Bexar Claude
  7. Atascosa 1856 Bexar Jourdanton
  8. Austin 1837 Old Mexican Municipality Bellville
  9. Bailey 1876 Bexar Muleshoe
  10. Bandera 1856 Bexar, Uvalde Bandera
  11. Bastrop 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Bastrop
  12. Baylor 1858 Fannin Seymour
  13. Bee 1857 Goliad, Live Oak, Refugio, San Patricio Beeville
  14. Bell 1850 Milam Belton
  15. Bexar 1836 Old Mexican Municipality San Antonio
  16. Blanco 1858 Burnet, Comal, Gillespie, Burnet Johnson City
  17. Borden 1876 Bexar Gail
  18. Bosque 1854 McLennan, Milam Meridian
  19. Bowie 1840 Red River New Boston
  20. Brazoria 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Angleton
  21. Brazos 1841 Robertson, Washington Bryan
  22. Brewster 1887 Presidio Alpine
  23. Briscoe 1876 Bexar Silverton
  24. Brooks 1911 Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata Falfurrias
  25. Brown 1856 Comanche, Travis Brownwood
  26. Buchanan **History** Name Changed to Stephens 1861 **** ****
  27. Buchel **History** **Never Organized** **** ****
  28. Burleson 1846 Milam, Washington Caldwell
  29. Burnet 1852 Bell, Travis, Williamson Burnet
  30. Caldwell 1848 Gonzales Lockhart
  31. Calhoun 1846 Jackson, Matagorda, Victoria Port Lavaca
  32. Callahan 1858 Bexar, Bosque, Travis Baird
  33. Cameron 1848 Nueces Brownsville
  34. Camp 1874 Upshur Pittsburg
  35. Carson 1876 Bexar Panhandle
  36. Cass 1846 Bowie Linden
  37. Castro 1876 Bexar Dimmitt
  38. Chambers 1858 Jefferson, Liberty Anahuac
  39. Cherokee 1846 Nacogdoches Rusk
  40. Childress 1876 Bexar, Youngland District
  41. Cibilo 1869-1874 Wilson **** ****
  42. Clay 1857 Cooke Henrietta
  43. Cochran 1876 Bexar Morton
  44. Coke 1889 Tom Green Robert Lee
  45. Coleman 1858 Brown, Travis Coleman
  46. Collin 1846 Fannin McKinney
  47. Collingsworth 1876 Bexar, Youngland District Wellington
  48. Colorado 1837 Old Mexican Municipality Columbus
  49. Comal 1846 Bexar, Gonzales, Travis New Braunfels
  50. Comanche 1856 Bosque, Coryell Comanche
  51. Concho 1858 Bexar Paint Rock
  52. Cooke 1848 Fannin Gainesville
  53. Coryell 1854 Bell Gatesville
  54. Cottle 1876 Fannin Paducah
  55. Crane 1887 Tom Green Crane
  56. Crockett 1875 Bexar Ozona
  57. Crosby 1876 Bexar Crosbyton
  58. Culberson 1911 El Paso Van Horn
  59. Dallam 1876 Bexar Dalhart
  60. Dallas 1846 Nacogdoches, Robertson Dallas
  61. Davis **History** Name Changed to Cass 1871 **** ****
  62. Dawson 1876 Bexar Lamesa
  63. Deaf Smith 1876 Bexar Hereford
  64. Delta 1870 Hopkins, Lamar Cooper
  65. Denton 1846 Fannin Denton
  66. De Witt 1846 Goliad, Gonzales, Victoria Cuero
  67. Dickens 1876 Bexar Dickens
  68. Dimmit 1858 Bexar, Maverick, Uvalde, Webb Carrizo Springs
  69. Donley 1881 Jack Clarendon
  70. Duval 1858 Live Oak, Nueces, Starr San Diego
  71. Eastland 1858 Bosque, Coryell, Travis Eastland
  72. Ector 1887 Tom Green Odessa
  73. Edwards 1858 Bexar Rocksprings
  74. El Paso 1850 Bexar El Paso
  75. Ellis 1849 Navarro Waxahachie
  76. Encinal 1856 - But never organized **History** 1899 Incorporated into Webb County **** ****
  77. Erath 1856 Bosque, Coryell Stephenville
  78. Falls 1850 Limestone, Milam Marlin
  79. Fannin 1837 Red River Bonham
  80. Fayette 1837 Bastrop, Colorado La Grange
  81. Fisher 1876 Bexar Roby
  82. Floyd 1876 Bexar Floydada
  83. Foard 1891 Cottle, Hardeman, King, Knox Crowell
  84. Foley **History** **Never Organized** **** ****
  85. Fort Bend 1837 Austin Richmond
  86. Franklin 1875 Titus Mount Vernon
  87. Freestone 1850 Limestone Fairfield
  88. Frio 1858 Atascosa, Bexar, Uvalde Pearsall
  89. Gaines 1876 Bexar Seminole
  90. Galveston 1838 Brazoria Galveston
  91. Garza 1876 Bexar Post
  92. Gillespie 1848 Bexar Fredericksburg
  93. Glasscock 1887 Tom Green Garden City
  94. Goliad 1836, Old Mexican Municipality Goliad
  95. Gonzales 1836, Old Mexican Municipality Gonzales
  96. Gray 1876, Bexar Pampa
  97. Grayson 1846, Fannin Sherman
  98. Greer (Historical Site) 1860-1896 Indian Territory Mangum
  99. Gregg 1873, Rusk, Upshur, Longview
  100. Grimes 1846, Montgomery, Anderson
  101. Guadalupe 1846, Bexar, Gonzales Seguin
  102. Hale 1876, Bexar Plainview
  103. Hall 1876, Bexar, Young Memphis
  104. Hamilton 1858, Bosque, Comanche, Lampasas, Hamilton
  105. Hansford 1876, Bexar, Young, Spearman
  106. Hardeman 1858, Fannin, Quanah
  107. Hardin 1858, Jefferson, Liberty, Kountze
  108. Harris, 1836, Harrisburg Municipality, Houston
  109. Harrisburg 1836-1840 **History** Harris **** ****
  110. Harrison 1839, Shelby, Marshall
  111. Hartley 1876, Bexar, Young Channing
  112. Haskell 1858, Fannin, Milam, Haskell
  113. Hays 1848, Travis, San Marcos
  114. Hemphill 1876, Bexar, Young, Canadian
  115. Henderson 1846, Houston, Nacogdoches Athens
  116. Hidalgo 1852, Cameron Edinburg - claims two Medal of Honor Recipients
  117. Hill 1853, Navarro Hillsboro
  118. Hockley 1876, Bexar, Young Levelland
  119. Hood 1865, Johnson Granbury
  120. Hopkins 1846, Lamar, Nacogdoches Sulphur Springs
  121. Houston 1837, Nacogdoches, Crockett
  122. Howard 1876, Bexar, Young Big Spring
  123. Hudspeth 1917, El Paso Sierra Blanca
  124. Hunt 1846, Fannin, Nacogdoches Greenville
  125. Hutchinson 1876, Bexar Stinnett
  126. Irion 1881, Tom Green Mertzon
  127. Jack 1856, Cooke Jacksboro
  128. Jackson 1836, Old Mexican Municipality Edna
  129. Jasper 1836, Old Mexican Municipality Jasper
  130. Jeff Davis 1887 Presidio Fort Davis
  131. Jefferson 1836, Old Mexican Municipality Beaumont
  132. Jim Hogg 1913, Brooks, Duval Hebbronville
  133. Jim Wells 1911, Nueces Alice
  134. Johnson 1854, Ellis, Hill, Navarro Cleburne
  135. Jones 1858, Bexar, Bosque Anson
  136. Karnes 1854, Bexar Karnes City
  137. Kaufman 1848, Henderson Kaufman
  138. Kendall 1862, Blanco, Kerr Boerne
  139. Kenedy 1921, Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy Sarita
  140. Kent 1876, Bexar, Young Jayton
  141. Kerr 1856, Bexar Kerrville
  142. Kimble 1858, Bexar Junction
  143. King 1876, Bexar Guthrie
  144. Kinney 1850, Bexar Brackettville - this county claims five Medal of Honor Recipients.
  145. Kleberg 1917, Nueces Kingsville
  146. Knox 1858, Bexar, Young
  147. La Salle 1858, Bexar, Webb Cotulla
  148. La Baca History Never Organized **** ****
  149. Lamar 1840, Red River Paris
  150. Lamb 1876, Bexar, Littlefield
  151. Lampasas 1856, Bell, Travis Lampasas
  152. Lavaca 1846, Colorado, Gonzales,
  153. Jackson, Victoria Hallettsville
  154. Lee 1874, Bastrop, Burleson,
  155. Fayette, Washington Giddings
  156. Leon 1846, Robertson Centerville
  157. Liberty 1836, Old Spanish Municipality Liberty
  158. Limestone 1846, Robertson Groesbeck
  159. Lipscomb 1876, Bexar Lipscomb
  160. Live Oak 1856, Nueces, San Patricio George West
  161. Llano 1856, Bexar Llano
  162. Loving 1887, Tom Green Mentone
  163. Lubbock 1876, Bexar, Crosby Lubbock
  164. Lynn 1876, Bexar Tahoka
  165. Madison 1854, Leon, Grimes, Walker Madisonville
  166. Marion 1860, Cass Jefferson
  167. Martin 1876, Bexar Stanton
  168. Mason 1858, Gillespie Mason
  169. Matagorda 1836, Old Mexican Municipality Bay City
  170. Maverick 1856 Kenedy Eagle Pass
  171. McCulloch 1856 Bexar Brady
  172. McLennan 1850 Milam Waco
  173. McMullen 1858 Atascosa, Bexar, Live Oak Tilden
  174. Medina 1848 Bexar Hondo
  175. Menard 1858 Bexar Menard
  176. Midland 1885 Tom Green Midland
  177. Milam 1836, Old Mexican Municipality Cameron
  178. Miller 1820-1836 **History** Red River **** ****
  179. Mills 1887, Brown, Comanche,
  180. Hamilton, Lampasas Goldthwaite
  181. Mitchell 1878, Bexar Colorado City
  182. Montague 1857, Cooke Montague
  183. Montgomery 1837, Washington Conroe
  184. Moore 1876, Bexar Dumas
  185. Morris 1875, Titus Daingerfield
  186. Motley 1876, Bexar Matador
  187. Nacogdoches, 1836 Old Mexican Municipality Nacogdoches
  188. Navarro 1846, Robertson Corsicana
  189. Navasota **History** Name Changed to Brazos 1842 **** ****
  190. Neches History Never Organized **** ****
  191. Newton 1846, Jasper Newton
  192. Nolan 1881, Bexar, Young Sweetwater
  193. Nueces 1846, San Patricio Corpus Christi
  194. Ochiltree 1876, Bexar, Perryton
  195. Oldham 1876 , Bexar, Vega
  196. Orange 1852 , Jefferson, Orange
  197. Palo Pinto 1856, Bosque, Navarro, Palo Pinto
  198. Panola 1846, Harrison, Shelby, Carthage
  199. Parker 1855, Bosque, Navarro Weatherford
  200. Parmer 1876, Bexar Farwell
  201. Paschal History Never Organized **** ****
  202. Pecos 1871, Presidio Fort Stockton
  203. Polk 1846, Liberty Livingston
  204. Potter 1876, Bexar Amarillo
  205. Presidio 1852, Bexar Marfa
  206. Rains 1870, Hopkins, Hunt, Wood Emory
  207. Randall 1876, Bexar Canyon
  208. Reagan 1903, Tom Green Big Lake
  209. Real 1913, Bandera, Edwards, Kerr Leakey
  210. Red River 1836, Old Mexican Municipality Clarksville
  211. Reeves 1883, Pecos Pecos
  212. Refugio 1836, Old Mexican Municipality Refugio
  213. Roberts 1876, Bexar Miami
  214. Robertson 1837, Milam Franklin
  215. Rockwall 1873, Kaufman Rockwall
  216. Runnels 1858, Bexar, Travis Ballinger
  217. Rusk 1843, Nacogdoches Henderson
  218. Sabine 1836, Old Mexican Municipality Hemphill
  219. San Augustine 1836, Old Mexican Municipality San Augustine
  220. San Jacinto 1870, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, Walker Coldspring
  221. San Patricio 1836, Old Mexican Municipality Sinton
  222. San Saba 1856, Bexar San Saba
  223. Schleicher 1887, Crockett Eldorado
  224. Scurry, 1876, Bexar Snyder
  225. Shackelford, 1858, Bosque Albany
  226. Shelby, 1836, Old Mexican Municipality Center
  227. Sherman 1876, Bexar Stratford
  228. Smith 1846, Nacogdoches Tyler
  229. Somervell 1875, Hood, Johnson Glen Rose
  230. Spring Creek History Never Organized **** ****
  231. Starr 1848, Nueces Rio Grande City
  232. Stephens 1858, Bosque Breckenridge
  233. Sterling 1841, Tom Green Sterling City
  234. Stonewall 1876, Bexar Aspermont
  235. Sutton 1840, Crockett Sonora
  236. Swisher 1876, Bexar, Young Tulia
  237. Tarrant 1849, Navarro Fort Worth - Fort Worth, Texas claims four Medal of Honor Recipients.
  238. Taylor 1858, Bexar, Travis Abilene
  239. Terrell 1905, Pecos Sanderson
  240. Terry 1876, Bexar Brownfield
  241. Throckmorton 1858, Fannin Throckmorton
  242. Titus, 1846, Bowie, Red River Mount Pleasant
  243. Tom Green, 1874, Bexar San Angelo
  244. Travis, 1840, Bastrop Austin
  245. Trinity, 1850, Houston Groveton
  246. Tyler, 1846, Liberty Woodville
  247. Upshur, 1846, Harrison, Nacogdoches Gilmer
  248. Upton, 1867, Tom Green Rankin
  249. Uvalde, 1850, Bexar Uvalde
  250. Val Verde, 1885, Crockett, Kinney, Pecos Del Rio
  251. Van Zandt, 1848, Henderson Canton
  252. Victoria, 1836, Old Mexican Municipality Victoria
  253. Waco History Never Organized **** ****
  254. Walker, 1846, Montgomery Huntsville
  255. Waller, 1873, Austin, Grimes Hempstead
  256. Ward, 1887, Tom Green Monahans
  257. Washington, 1836, Texas Municipality Brenham
  258. Webb, 1848, Bexar, Laredo
  259. Wegefarth, **History** **Never Organized** **** ****
  260. Wharton, 1846, Jackson, Matagorda Wharton
  261. Wheeler , 1876, Bexar, Young Wheeler
  262. Wichita, 1858, Youngland District Wichita Falls
  263. Wilbarger, 1858, Bexar Vernon
  264. Willacy, 1911, Cameron, Hidalgo Raymondville
  265. Williamson, 1848, Milam Georgetown
  266. Wilson, 1860, Bexar, Karnes Floresville
  267. Winkler, 1887, Tom Green Kermit
  268. Wise, 1856, Cooke Decatur
  269. Wood, 1850, Van Zandt Quitman
  270. Yoakum, 1876, Bexar Plains
  271. Young, 1856, Bosque, Fannin Graham
  272. Zapata, 1858, Starr, Webb Zapata
  273. Zavala, 1858, Maverick, Uvalde Crystal City

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