History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families

iISTORY OF TEXAS.

THE COUNTIES.
The following table States the names of the counties of the State, for whom named, from
what taken, when created, when organized, area in square miles, county seats,
and population in 1890.

Counties. Named for- Counties Created from. We Wn .
ountsCreated. Organized. , C S
.... i ..
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__________III__IIGoIs _I_ _

Anderson ....... Kenneth L. Anderson ........
Andrews ......... 'Richard Andrews ...........
Angelina ........ Angelina River................
Aransas. ....Aransas River.
Archer .. .... Branch T. Archer.............
Armstrong ...... Pioneers of that name.
Atascosa ........ Arascosa River .
Austin........... Stephen F. Austin............
Bandera........ Bandera Pass ........ .......
Bastrop ......... Baron de Bastrop .............
Bailey........... -- Bailey..................
Baylor ... Henry W. Baylor ........
Bee . .. Bernard E. Bee, Sr........
Bell . ........ Governor P. H. Bell..........
Bexar ............ Duke of Bexar................
Blanco............. Blanco River..................

Borden ..........
Bosque...........
Bowie ............
Brazoria..........
Brazos..........
Brewster.........
Briscoe.............
Brown ...........
Buchel .........
Burleson ... ....
Burnet ... ... ...
Caldwell .........
Calhoun.........
(allahan......
Cameron.........
Camp.....
Carson.............
Cass ..............
Castro............
Chambers.........
Cherokee ........
Childress ........
I lay..............
Cochran .......
Coke. .........
Coleman........
Collin...........
Collingsworth....
Colorado.........
Comal. ........
Comanche .......
Concho .......
Cooke.........
Coryell ..........
Cottle ............
Crane.............
Crockett .........
Crosby...........
Dallam ..........
Dallas ..........
Dawson.... .....
Deaf Smith.....
Delta............
Denton .......
DeWitt .... ...
Dickens..........
Dimmit..........
Donley ..........

Gail Borden..................
Bosque River.................
James Bowie.................
Municipality of Brazoria.....
Brazos River.................
H. P. Brewster................
Andrew Briscoe..............
Henry S. Brown............
Col. Buchel. of Con. army....
General Edward Burleson....
President David (G. Burnet...
Matthew Caldwell............
John C. Calhoun ...........
James M. Callahan..........
Ervin Cameron...............
J. L. Camp....................
S. P. Carson.................
Lewis Cass...................
Henry Castro .. .............
Thomas J. Chambers ......
Cherokee tribe of Indians....
(;eorge C. Childress...........
Henry Clay...................
-- Cochran................
Richard Coke................
R. M. Coleman. .............
Collin McKinney.............
Judge James Collingswcrth..
Municipality of Colorado....
Comal River..................
Comanche tribe of Indians..
Concho River................
William (G. Cooke ..........
James Coryell...........
G. W. Cottle................
William Carey Crane.........
David Crockett..............
Stephen Crosby ...............
James W. Dallam............
G. M. Dallas.................
Nicholas Dawson.............
Erastus Smith..............
From its location and shape..
John B. Denton...............
Green De Witt ...............
J. Dickens ..................
Philip Dimmit................
Judge Stockton P. Donley...

Houstdn.....................
Bexar........................
Naeogdoches . ..............
Refagio......................
Clay.....................
Bexar ........ ..........
Bexar ..... ..........
Original..................
Bexar and Uvalde...........
Original .....................
Bexar ......................
Fannin .. ............ ...
San Patricio, Goliad, &
Refugio.
Milam. ......................
Original .... ...........
Buruet, Hays, Gillespie, and
Comal.
Bexar .......................
McLennan ..................
Red River...................
Original ............ .. .....
Washington and Robertson.
Presidio ....................
Bexar ....... ..............
Travis and Comanche.......
Presidio .....................
Milam and Washington.....
Travid, Williamson, and Bell
Gonzales ......................
Victoria ..... ....
Bosque, Travis and Bexar...
Nueces ......................
Upshur ..............
B-xar .......................
Bexar .........................
Bexar........ ... ........
Liberty ar.d Jeff 'rson........
Nadogdoches..... .......
Fannin.... ...............
Cooke .........................
Bexar.......................
Tom Green.................
Travis and Brown...........
Fannin ......................
Fannin .....................
Original....................
Bexar, Travis, and Gonzales.
Coryell and Bosque.........
Bexar .......................
Fannin ......................
McLennan and Bell.
Fannin ................ ....
Tom Green................
Bexar .. .................
Bexar ......................
Bexar...... .. ..... ..
Robertson and Nacogdoches
Bexar...............
Bexar....... .......... ....
Hopkins and Lamar.........
Fannin ... ... ..........
Gonzales, Victoria, and Goliad.
,
Bexar./. ...............
BexarJWebb, Uvalde, Maverich.

Bexar ....... ...........

Mar. 24,1846
Aug. 21, 18R7
Apr. 22.1846
Sept. 18, 1871
Jan. 22, 1858
Aug. 21, 1876
Jan. 25, 1856
Mar. 17,1886
Jan, 26, 1856
Mar. 17, 1836
Aug. 21, 1876
Feb. 1, 188
Dec. 8, 1857

July 13, 1846
Unorganized
July 18, 1846
July 27, 1880
Mar. 8,1890
Aug. 4, 1856
1 1887
Mar. 10,1856
Apr. 8,1887
Unorganized
Apr. 18, 1879
July 25,1858

Jan. 2t, 1860 Aug. 1,1850
Mar. 17, 1886 --- 1887
Feb. 12, 1858 Apr. 12, 1858
Aug. 21, 1876 Mar. 17,1871
Feb. 4,1854 Aug. 7, 1851
Dec. 17, 1840_ 1841
Mai. 17, 186---- 1887
Jan. 80,1841 Feb. 6,1848
Feb. 2, 1887 Feb. 26,1887
Aug. 21, 1876 Unorganized
Aug. 27, 156 Mar. 2, 1857
Mar. 15, 1887 Unorganized
Mar. 24,1846 July 13, 1846
Feb. 5,18-2 Aug. 7, 1854
Mar. 6, 1848 Aug. 7, 1S48
Apr. 4, 1816 'nly 13, 1846
Feb. 1 858July 3, 1877
Feb. 12 1848]Aug. 7, 1848
Apr. 6,1874June 20, 1874
Aug. 21,18)6 Jaue 6, 18P&
Apr. 25, 1816 July 13, 1846
Aug. 21,1876 Dec. 28, 1891
Feb. 12, 1.s8 A ug. 2,18.58
Apr. I1, lti6 July 13, 1846
Apr. 11, 1,76 Apr. 11, 1887
Dec. 24, 1857Nov. 24, 1873
Aug. 21, 1876 Unorganized
Mar. 13, 189iApr. 23, 1889
Feh. 1, 1858,Oct. 6, 1861
Apr. 3, 18461July 13, 1846
Aug. 21, 876 Sept. 30, 1890
Mar. 17, 136 -- 1837
Mar. 24,1846 July 13, 1846
Jan. 25, 1856 Mar. 17, 1856
Feb. 1,18F Mar. 11,1879
Mar. 20, 184 Mar. 10,1849
Feb. 4, 1854 Mar. 4,1854
Aug. 21, 1876'Unorganiz-d
Feb. 26, 1887 Unorganized
Jan. 22, 1875 July 14,1891
Aug. 21, 1876 Sept. 11,1886
Aug. 21, 1876 Sept. 9, 191
Mar. 30,1846 July 18, 1846
Feb. 1,18.8 Unorganized
Aug. 21,1876 Dec. 1,1890
July 29, 187 Oct. 6,187
Apr. 11, 1846 July 18, 1846
Mar. 24, 1846 July 18,1846
Aug. 21, 1876 Mar. 14,1891
Feb. 1,1858 Nov. 2,1880
Aug. 21, 1876 Mar. 22, 188

1,088
1,5fi60
'878
405
900
900
1,224
711
1,0011
928
918
900
888
1,025
14175
713
900 n
1,041
915
1,479
519
2,278
900
920
2,013
651
1,005
453
964
900
8,806
3,308 :
201
900
951
900
851
1,018
758
1,122
825
1,248
as4
I67
900.
gm
939
956
938
960
1,125
806
1 1'41
8,382
900
1,468
900
I1 gig
900
I 41M
99
918
1,390
I1 gm

Palestine......
Unorganized..
Homer ........
Rockport.....
Archer.........
Claude ........
Pleasanton....
Bellville......
Bandera......
Bastrop .......
Unorganized..
Seymour.......
Beeville... ..

a6,44
17,786
8,718
3,716

Belton ... . 3 89
san Antonio.. 50,145
Blanco ......... 4,685

Durham......
Meridian......
Texarkana ....
Brazoria ......
Bryan .......
Murphyville... .
Unorganized.. .
Brownwood....
Unorganized...
Caldwell .......
Burnet .......
Lockhart......]
Indianola......
Baird ........
Brownsville...
Pittsburg......
Panhandle ....
Linden ........
Dimmit........
Wallisville ....
Rusk .........
Childress......
Henrietta......
Unorganized..
Robert Lee ..
Coleman.......
Mc Kinney.
Aberdeen..
Columbus ... .
New Braunfels
Comanche.....
Paint Rock....
Gainesville....
Gatesville....
Unorganized..
Unorganized..
Ozona ........
Estacado......
Texline.... ...
IDallas.........
IUnorganized..
ILa Plata.......
lCooper ........
lDenton. ...
ICuero..........
)Espuela ....
Carrizo Spring
)lClarendon....

14,120
S0,27.
11,474
16,606
10,645
15,751
815
5,422
18,080
'546
'6ii
22,915
1,175
7,406
2,087
6,086
?..4
'857
19,470
6,411
16,194
1,051
*'4,6'2
16,777
*194
417
119
67,008
.9,ii6
21,274
14,20
295
1,041
1,08

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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families. Chicago. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/. Accessed July 24, 2014.