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  • American Old West

    Designed to capture contributors and participants in America's expansion westward from the east coast. Including politicians, newsmen, explorers, founding fathers, frontiersmen, mountainmen, railroadmen, lawmen, outlaws, gunfighters, etc. Notable people of the American Old West Artists Frederic Remington - Artist who specialized in the American Old West Explorers Sacajawea , ...

  • Medina County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Medina County, Texas. The Texas Legislature formed Medina county on February 12, 1848. It was named after the Medina River, which was named in 1689 after the Spanish cartographer Pedro de Medina by the Spanish explorer Alonso de Leon, the first European to encounter the river. Because Pedro de Medina derived his surname from the Anda...

  • Tarrant County, Texas, USA

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Tarrant County, TX.

  • Mexican–American War

    The Mexican–American War , also known as the First American Intervention , the Mexican War , or the U.S.–Mexican War , was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution. Combat operations lasted a year and a half, from spring 1846 to fall ...

  • Navarro County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Navarro County, Texas. The county was formed in 1846 and named for José Antonio Navarro, a Tejano leader in the Texas Revolution who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. In 1860, after the election of Abraham Lincoln to the American presidency, Navarro County lowered the American flag at the courthouse in protest and inste...

  • National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

    Wikipedia National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is a museum and association which honors women of the American West who have displayed courage or spirit and who have distinguished themselves while exemplifying the pioneer spirit. The facility is located in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas, USA, adjacent to the Fort Worth Museum of Sc...

  • Bowie County, Texas

    Wikipedia The county is named for Col. Jim Bowie

  • Pioneers of Texas

    Pioneers of Texas Welcome to the Pioneer of Texas Project. Please add profiles that were born or migrated to Texas between the years of 1599 and 1899. The importance of this project is to trace the early settlers of Texas and to be sure everyone is recognized and highlighted by a side project. A few early pioneers are highlighted, but they need assistance adding more profiles of our...

  • Nacogdoches County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Nacogdoches County, Texas. Official Website The county was created in 1826 as a municipality of Mexico and organized as a county in 1837. It was named for the Nacogdoche Indians, a Caddo group. Adjacent Counties Shelby County Angelina County Rusk County San Augustine County Cherokee County Cities & Communities ...

  • Bexar County, Texas, United States of America

    Bexar County, Texas, United States of America This project is for anyone that was born, lived, or died in Bexar County, Texas since its creation in 1836. There are or will be "sub-projects" for the founding families of La Villa de San Antonio de Bexar. See Related Projects. Bexar County, Texas has a long rich history that goes back more than a hundred years before its official existence as Be...

  • Collin County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Collin County, Texas. Wikipedia The county is named for Collin McKinney .

  • Music of Texas: Austin, Lubbock and other music scenes

    Buddy Holly Roy Orbison ZZ Top Jerry Jeff Walker Kinky Friedman Steve Earle Nanci Griffith Hank Williams Joe Ely Butch Hancock Jimmie Dale Gilmore Angela Strehli Janis Joplin Johnny Winter Townes Van Zandt Guy Clark Willie Nelson

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  • Mt. Saint Joseph Cemetery, Abilene, Kansas

    This project is for those interred in the Mt. Saint Joseph Cemetery, Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas. The cemetery is located on 906 2400 Avenue and has also been known as Saint Joseph Cemetery . Find a Grave

  • Mount Joy Cemetery, Mount Joy, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who are buried in Mount Joy Cemetery, Mount Joy, Delta County, Texas. The cemetery has been known as Staten Cemetery . Find a Grave

  • Austin (City), Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Austin, Texas. Please do not confuse the City of Austin with Austin County . Austin is the county seat of Travis County, Texas and the state capital of Texas. Official Website Overview Residents of Austin are known as Austinites. They include a diverse mix of government employees, college students, musicians, high-tech worke...

  • Angelina County, Texas United States of America

    Angelina County, Texas =This project is for those who were born, lived, and died in Angelina County, Texas. Angelina County, Texas on Wikipedia Angelina County, Texas on texasalmanac.com website Namesake: Legendary American Indian maiden named, Angelina. Parent County: Nacogdoches CountyAngelina County was created and organized in 1846.==History and Historical Timeline==

  • Johnson County, Texas

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Johnson County, Texas. Official Website Johnson County was created in 1854 and was named for Middleton Johnson, a Texas Ranger, soldier, and politician. The first settler of Johnson County was Henry Briden, who built a log cabin on the Nolan River in 1849. His log cabin still exists, and can be seen along State Highway 174 in Rio ...

  • Travis County, Texas, USA

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Travis County, TX.

  • Motley County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Motley County, Texas. Motley County was created on August 21, 1876, from Young and Bexar Counties. It was organized on February 5, 1891. It is named for Junius William Mottley, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. The large Matador Ranch, established in 1882 by a syndicate from Scotland and still operational after it ...

  • Morris County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Morris County, Texas. The county was founded in 1875 and was named for legislator-jurist W.W. Morris. Adjacent Counties Marion County Upshur County Cass County Titus County Red River County Bowie County Camp County Cities, Towns & Communities Cason Daingerfield (County Seat) Hughes Springs (part)

  • Border War (1910-1919)

    The Border War was part of the greater Mexican Revolution. At points in the war, the rebels were supported by the German Empire. Wikipedia The Border War, or the Border Campaign, refers to the military engagements which took place in the Mexico-United States border region of North America during the Mexican Revolution. The Bandit War in Texas was part of the Border War. From the beginni...

  • Texas and Counties, Cities, and Towns Project

    This project is for those from Texas and/or their respective Counties. Note: Only add profiles to this project if the county or counties is/are unknown. For example, John Doe's birth, marriage, or death place is listed as Texas Please follow this link for more information. Medal of Honor Recipients - Texans (either born in Texas or the Home of Record is Texas) Texas claims 75 M...

  • Liberty County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Liberty County, Texas. The county was created in 1831 as a municipality in Mexico and organized as a county in 1837. It is named for the popular American ideal of liberty. Adjacent Counties Hardin County Polk County Jefferson County Chambers County Harris County Montgomery County San Jacinto County

  • Texas Rangers

    Please bring your Texas Ranger profiles on over to this project - must be set to "public." from Texas Department of Public Safety Silver Stars and Sixguns: The Texas Rangers "They were men who could not be stampeded" That's the way the late Colonel Homer Garrison, Jr., longtime director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, once described the men who have worn the silver or gold s...

  • Moore County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Moore County, Texas. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1892. It is named for Edwin Ward Moore, the commander of the Texas Navy. Adjacent Counties Hutchinson County Carson County Potter County Hartley County Dallam County Sherman County Oldham County Cities & Communities Cactus

  • Houston, Harris County, Texas

    Wikipedia The county is named for Sam Houston.

  • Hale County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Hale County, Texas. Official Website The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1888. It is named for Lt. John C. Hale, a hero of the Battle of San Jacinto. Adjacent Counties Floyd County Crosby County Swisher County Lubbock County Castro County Hockley County Lamb County

  • Bell County, Texas

    Official Website Wikipedia The county is named after Gov. Peter H. Bell

  • Maverick County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Maverick County, Texas.= Official Website =The county was created in 1856 and organized in 1871. It is named for Samuel Maverick, cattleman and state legislator.=History= Spanish Explorations The El Camino Real, later known as the Old San Antonio Road, that crosses the Rio Grande, begins in East Texas and crosses southern Maverick Cou...

  • Dallas County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Dallas County, Texas. City of Dallas Official Website County of Dallas Official Website The county was founded in 1846 and was possibly named for George Mifflin Dallas, the 11th Vice President of the United States under U.S. President James K. Polk. Adjacent Counties Collin County Denton County Rockwall County Kaufma...

  • Hunt County, Texas

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Hunt County, Texas. First settled in 1839, the county is named for Memucan Hunt, Jr., the first Republic of Texas Minister to the United States from 1837 to 1838 and the third Texas Secretary of the Navy from 1838 to 1839. Adjacent Counties Fannin County Delta County Hopkins County Rains County Collin County Kaufman...

  • Rockwall County, Texas, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Rockwall County, TX.

  • Kaufman County, Texas

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Kaufman County, Texas. Official Website The county was established in 1848 and was named for David S. Kaufman, a U.S. Representative and diplomat from Texas. Adjacent Counties Hunt County Rockwall County Van Zandt County Henderson County Ellis County Dallas County Cities Combine (part) Cottonwood Cran...

  • Wise County, Texas, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Wise County, TX.

  • Nolan County, Texas, USA

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Nolan County, TX.

  • Montgomery County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Montgomery County, Texas. Official Website The county was created by an act of the Congress of the Republic of Texas on December 14, 1837 and is named for the town of Montgomery. Adjacent Counties Liberty County Harris County Waller County San Jacinto County Grimes County Walker County Cities, Towns & Communities

  • The Confederate States (CSA) during the US Civil War

    Confederate States: Alabama , Florida , Georgia , Indian Territory , Louisiana , Mississippi , North Carolina , South Carolina , Tennessee ,

  • Montague County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Montague County, Texas. History The county was created in 1857 and organized the next year. It is named for Daniel Montague, a surveyor and soldier in the Mexican–American War. In the mid- to late 19th century, the county was the site of the trading post known as Red River Station, established near the river of the same name by ...

  • Williamson County, Texas, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Williamson County, TX.

  • Texas in the US Civil War (CSA) 1861-1865

    This project is used to relate all units from Texas who served in the Confederate Army. Links Handbook of Texas Online: Civil War Texas Military Forces Museum: Texas Military Forces in the Civil War Texas Civil War Confederate Units Texas Civil War Museum Texas Military Forces Museum: Texas During the Civil War Under the Rebel Flag: From the Texas State Library and Archive...

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  • United States House of Representatives from Texas

    Members of the United States House of Representatives from Texas*

  • Mitchell County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Mitchell County, Texas. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1881. It is named for Asa and Eli Mitchell, two early settlers and soldiers in the Texas Revolution. Adjacent Counties Howard County Scurry County Sterling County Borden County Nolan County Coke County Cities, Towns & Communities Colorad...

  • Huston–Tillotson University

    Wikipedia Huston–Tillotson University (abbreviated as HTU) is a private historically black university in Austin, Texas, United States. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund. Huston–Tillotson University awards four-year degrees in business, education, the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, science a...

  • Mills County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Mills County, Texas. Historical Timeline Among the first inhabitants were the Apache and Comanche 1786–1789 - Pedro Vial explores a route from San Antonio to Santa Fe for Spain and passes through the county. 1828 - Capt. Henry Stevenson Brown passes through the county to recover stock stolen by Indians 1852 - Dick Jenkins ...

  • Lubbock County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lubbock County, Texas. Official Website The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1891. It is named for Thomas Saltus Lubbock, a Confederate colonel and Texas Ranger (some sources give his first name as Thompson). Adjacent Counties Hale County Crosby County Hockley County Lamb County Terry County Floyd County...

  • Milam County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Milam County, Texas. The county was created in 1834 as a municipality in Mexico and organized as a county in 1837. It was named for Benjamin Rush Milam (pronounced "MY-lum"), an early settler and a soldier in the Texas Revolution. Adjacent Counties Falls County Robertson County Bell County Lee County Williamson County ...

  • Midland County, Texas

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Midland County, Texas. Official Website Established in 1885, the county is so named for being halfway (midway) between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railway. Adjacent Counties Martin County Glasscock County Andrews County Ector County Upton County Reagan County

  • Midland (City), Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Midland, Texas . Midland is the county seat of Midland County and extends into Martin County . Official Website History Midland was established in June 1881 as Midway Station, on the Texas and Pacific Railway. It earned its name because of its central location between Fort Worth and El Paso , but because there were already othe...

  • Potter County, Texas, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Potter County, TX.

  • Randall County, Texas, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Randall County, TX.

  • Gonzales County, Texas United States of America

    Gonzales County, Texas United States of America Geographic Location: 29° 30' 5.8536" N, 97° 27' 8.9748" W This is a (sub) project of the State of Texas and Counties Project and the Gonzales County, Texas sub-project is for those who were born, lived, and died in Gonzales County, Texas . Gonzales County, Texas Genealogy on familysearch.org Gonzales County, Texas on Wikipedia Gonzales ...

  • Titus County, Texas, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Titus County, TX.

  • Red River County, Texas, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Red River County, TX.

  • Rains County, Texas, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Rains County, TX.

  • Hardin County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Hardin County, Texas. The county is named for the family of William Hardin (1801-1839), a settler, judge, and postmaster. The Hardin family cemetery is located north of Liberty. Adjacent Counties Jasper County Jefferson County Liberty County Orange County Polk County Tyler County Cities, Towns & Communities ...

  • Baylor University

    Wikipedia Baylor University Baylor University is a private Baptist university in Waco, Texas. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas and was one of the first educational institutions west of the Mississippi River in the United States. The university's 1,000-acre campus is located on the banks of the Brazos River next to fre...

  • Delta County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Delta County, Texas. Official Website The county was founded in 1870 and is named for its triangular shape, much like the Greek letter delta. Adjacent Counties Lamar County Red River County Franklin County Hopkins County Hunt County Fannin County Cities Commerce (part) Cooper Pecan Gap (part) Other...

  • Chambers County, Texas

    Wikipedia Links Texas Handbook Online Find-a-Grave

  • Robertson County, Texas, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Robertson County, TX.

  • Menard County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Menard County, Texas. The county was created in 1858 and later organized in 1871. It is named for Michel Branamour Menard, the founder of Galveston, Texas. Adjacent Counties McCulloch County Mason County Kimble County Sutton County Schleicher County Tom Green County Concho County Towns & Communities

  • Hopkins County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Hopkins County, Texas. Hopkins County is named for the family of David Hopkins, an early settler in the area. It was once known as the Dairy Capital of Texas. Although dairy farms declined in the area in the late 1990s there are still a number of these located there. The Southwest Dairy Museum is located in Sulphur Springs. Adjacen...

  • Wichita County, Texas, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Wichita County, TX.

  • Wichita Falls, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Wichita Falls, Texas. Wichita Falls is the county seat of Wichita County and encompasses all of Archer, Clay and Wichita Counties. History The Choctaw Native Americans settled the area in the early 19th century from their native Mississippi area once Americans negotiated to relocate them after the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Cree...

  • Texas Feuds

    Though feuds and range wars were rampant throughout the American West, it seems the Lone Star State wins the "prize" for having the most. In virtually every county in the state, bitter wars were waged, often beginning with a few family members before growing to include hundreds of men. From disputes rising out of Civil War sympathies, to cattle thievery, and old-fashioned arguments between neig...

  • McLennan County, Texas

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in McLennan County, Texas. Official Website History McLennan County was created by the Texas Legislature in 1850 and was named for Neil McLennan, an early settler. According to local lore, the first sustained flight did not occur in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, but just outside Tokio (a small community in McLennan County) by a man ...

  • McMullen County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in McMullen County, Texas. Official Website The county was established in 1858 and later organized in 1877. It is named for John McMullen, founder of a colony in Texas. Adjacent Counties Live Oak County Duval County Atascosa County La Salle County Frio County Communities Calliham New Calliham Old Calliham ...

  • Harris County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Harris County, Texas. Official Website History Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca may have visited the area in 1529. French traders recorded passing through in the 18th century. Spaniards attempted to establish a fort in the area around the same time, but did not persist for long. The first recorded European settlers in Harris County a...

  • McCulloch County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in McCulloch County, Texas.The 1788 José Mares expedition passed through the area while travelling from San Antonio to Santa Fe.On November 21, 1831, in the Brady vicinity, James Bowie, Rezin P. Bowie, David Buchanan, Cephas D. Hamm, Matthew Doyle, Jesse Wallace, Thomas McCaslin, Robert Armstrong, and James Coryell with two servants, Cha...

  • Mayors of Dallas, Texas

    This is the list of mayors of Dallas. The Office of Mayor was created with the formation of the Dallas City Charter in 1856. Samuel B. Pryor, 1st Mayor of Dallas John McClannahan Crockett, 2nd, 5th, and 8th Mayor of Dallas Isaac Naylor, 3rd Mayor of Dallas Anderson D. Rice, 4th Mayor of Dallas John McClannahan Crockett, 2nd, 5th, and 8th Mayor of Dallas Joshua Lafayette Smith, 6th ...

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  • McAllen, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in McAllen, Texas.= Official Website = Overview McAllen is the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States, and the 22nd-most populous city in Texas. It is located at the southern tip of the state in the Rio Grande Valley. The city limits extend south to the Rio Grande, across from the Mexican city of Reynosa, and McAllen is abo...

  • Matagorda County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died Matagorda County, Texas.Matagorda County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality.. It is named for the canebrakes that once grew along the coast (matagorda is a Spanish word meaning "thick bush"). Adjacent Counties * Jackson County * Calhoun County * Wharton County * Brazoria County Cities, Towns & Communities *Allenhu...

  • Brown County, Texas

    Wikipedia Find-a-grave

  • Mason County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Mason County, Texas. Historical Timeline Original inhabitants Lipan Apache, Comanches 1847 Meusebach–Comanche Treaty 1851, July 6 – Fort Mason is established 1858, January 22 – Mason County, named for Fort Mason, is established by an act of Texas state legislature. First post offices are established. 1860 Population of ...

  • Martin County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Martin County, Texas. Official Website The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1884. It is named for Wylie Martin, an early settler. Adjacent Counties Howard County Glasscock County Dawson County Gaines County Andrews County Midland County Cities & Communities

  • Limestone County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Limestone County, Texas. Fort Parker Massacre Arguably the most infamous Indian depredation in Texas happened in Limestone County on May 19, 1836, when an odd alliance of Comanche, Kiowa, Caddo, and Wichita approached Fort Parker surreptitiously under a flag of peace. The Indians subsequently attacked the fort, killing or kidnappi...

  • Freestone County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Freestone County, Texas. Official Website History Archeological evidence of the farming Kichai band of the Caddoan Mississippian culture dates to 200 BC in the area. The Hernando de Soto expedition of 1541 resulted in violent encounters with the Caddo Native Americans who occupied the area. Spanish and French missionaries carri...

  • Cameron County, Texas

    Wikipedia The county is named for

  • Houston Astros (MLB)

    The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team located in Houston, Texas. The Astros are members of the American League (AL) West division in Major League Baseball (MLB), having moved to the division in 2013 after spending their first 51 seasons in the National League (NL). The Astros have played their home games at Minute Maid Park since 2000. The Astros were established as the...

  • Marion County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Marion County, Texas. History The legislature formed Marion County in 1860 and named it for Revolutionary War Swamp Fox Francis Marion. The majority of the settlers had migrated from other southern states and brought enslaved African Americans with them as workers, or purchased them in slave markets. The county was developed as c...

  • New London, TX School Explosion 1937

    Website link for New London School Museum New London, Texas, was known as the richest independent school district in the United States. Due to its oil wealth, the district was able to construct a state-of-the-art, for its time, school to house grades K-11. On March 18, 1937 students prepared for an Inter-scholastic meet in Henderson. Then, at 3:17 p.m., an instructor in the shop class tu...

  • Sabine County, Texas, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Sabine County, TX.

  • Gillespie County, Texas United States of America

    This is a (sub) project of the State of Texas and Counties Project and the Gillespie County, Texas sub-project is for those who were born, lived, and died in Gillespie County, Texas . Gillespie County, Texas Genealogy on familysearch.org Gillespie County, Texas on Wikipedia Gillespie County, Texas on historictexas.net website

  • Republic of Texas

    A project for those who have family members who go back to the days of Mexican Texas and the Republic of Texas. Mexican Texas is the name given by Texas history scholars to the period between 1821 and 1836, when Texas was governed by Mexico. The Republic of Texas was an independent nation in North America, bordering the United States and Mexico, that existed from 1836 to 1846. Mexican Texa...

  • Camp Ford (Confederate Prison)

    Established in the spring of 1862 as a training camp for new Confederate recruits, the camp was named for Col. John Salmon Ford, a Texas Ranger and the Superintendent of Conscripts for the State of Texas. The first Union prisoners to arrive at camp Ford in August 1863 included officers captured in Brashear City Louisiana in June, and included naval personnel captured when the 'Queen Of The West...

  • Dallas, Dallas County, Texas

    Wikipedia The county is named for 11th Vice President, George Mifflin Dallas .

  • 2nd Texas Cavalry

    The 2nd Texas Cavalry Regiment , also known as the Chisum's Regiment or Partisan Rangers , was a cavalry regiment from Texas that served with the Confederate States Army in the American Civil War of about 1,200 men. The regiment was first organized in May, 1861, under the designation of the 2nd Texas Mounted Rifles . It was reorganized in April, 1862, as the 2nd Cavalry Regiment. Recruitment ...

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  • Madison County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Madison County, Texas. The county was created in 1853 and organized in 1854. It was named for James Madison , the fourth President of the United States. Adjacent Counties Leon County Houston County Walker County Grimes County Brazos County Cities, Towns & Communities Madisonville (County Seat) Midway Norma...

  • Taylor County, Texas, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Taylor County, TX.

  • Lamar County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lamar County, Texas. The county was formed by the Congress of the Republic of Texas on December 17, 1840 and organized the next year. It is named for Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, the second president of the Republic of Texas. Adjacent Counties Choctaw County, Okla. Red River County Bryan County, Okla. Fannin County Delta...

  • El Paso County, Texas

    Please add profiles for all those who were born, lived or died in El Paso County, Texas. Official Website The county was created in 1850 and later organized in 1871. El Paso is short for "El Paso del Norte", which is Spanish for "The Pass of the North". It is named for the pass the Rio Grande creates through the mountains on either side of the river. The county is northeast of the Mexico–Uni...

  • Battle of Palmito Ranch Texas, on May 13, 1865.

    Wikipedia The Battle of Palmito Ranch is generally regarded as the final battle of the American Civil War, since it was the last engagement involving casualties. It was fought on May 12 and 13, 1865, on the banks of the Rio Grande east of Brownsville, Texas, and a few miles from the seaport of Los Brazos de Santiago (now known as Matamoros). It took place more than a month after Robert E. Lee ...

  • Galveston County, Texas United States of America

    Galveston County, Texas United States of America Geographic Location: 29° 18' 4.8528" N, 94° 47' 51.7056" W This is a (sub) project of the State of Texas and Counties Project and the Galveston County, Texas sub-project is for those who were born, lived, and died in Galveston County, Texas. Galveston County, Texas Genealogy on familysearch.org Galveston County, Texas on Wikipedia Ga...

  • Loving County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Loving County, Texas. The county was originally created in 1887, and after being disorganized in 1897, was reorganized in 1931. It was named for Oliver Loving, trail driver. Adjacent Counties Ward County Lea County, NM Winkler County Eddy County, NM Reeves County Towns Hay Flat (part) Mentone (County Seat) ...

  • Llano County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Llano County, Texas. Established in 1856, the county was named for the Llano River. During the American Civil War, the county was on the frontier, and Llano County's soldiers spent more time defending against Indian attacks then they did invading Yankees. In 1869, pioneer rancher John Wesley Snyder led a cattle drive from Llano Coun...

  • Live Oak County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Live Oak County, Texas. Established in 1856, the county is named for the live oak trees within its borders. Adjacent Counties Karnes County Jim Wells County Duval County McMullen County San Patricio County Atascosa County Bee County Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities

  • Lipscomb County, Texas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lipscomb County, Texas. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1887. It is named for Judge Abner Smith Lipscomb, a secretary of state of the Republic of Texas. Adjacent Counties Beaver County, Okla. Ellis County, Okla. Hemphill County Roberts County Ochiltree County Cities, Towns & Communities Booker ...

  • Fayette County, Texas

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Fayette County, Texas. Official Website Fayette County was established in 1837 from land given by Bastrop and Colorado Counties. It is named for the Marquis de Lafayette, a French nobleman who became an American Revolutionary War hero. It is the location of the real Chicken Ranch, which was the basis of the musical play and featur...

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