Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 121 of 196
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TEXAS IN 1850.
nected therewith. It is due, however, to observe that
some other towns are contained in this division, whose
importance might have claimed a passing notice, but a
limited acquaintance with the whole of Eastern Texas,
obliges us to pass over in silence those parts we are
not prepared to describe from personal knowledge. By
reference to the table of counties it may be observed
what portions have not been described.
A great uniformity exists in Texas; a description of
some of the counties and towns, presents a very good
specimen by which the others may be judged.
The middle division of Texas contains twenty-three
counties. Those situated on the Trinity river, adjoining
Polk and Liberty counties, (which lay partly on the
east and partly on the west of this river,) commencing
at the south, are the following:-'
Those situated on the Colorado river, commencing at
the south Matagorda,
partly on the E. and partly on the W., Matagorda.
Wharton, " " " Wharton.
Colorado, " " " Columbus.
Fayette, " " " La Grange.
Bastrop, " " " Bastrop.
Travis, " " " Austin.
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