Texas: Links to Digitized County Histories

After tiny Delaware opened my project to compile a list of all the U.S. county histories which have been digitized and are available on line, I decided to go big – really big with TEXAS and its 254 counties.

FAQ

1. While every county in the state is listed, links are only provided for titles that no longer fall under U.S. copyright laws. All (almost) links connect to free websites.
2. There are a few instances when a book has been digitized, but is only found on a paid site. In that case, no link is inserted, but a note as to the website where it has been found is given.
3. When a state history has also been found in digital format, it is listed in the STATE section that precedes the county list. I have limited STATE entries to those with county histories/biographical volumes in them.
4. There are a number of counties that DO have histories written, BUT they remain copyrighted material. Therefore, if a county has NONE after its name, it doesn’t mean there is no county history, just that none has been digitized. It’s also possible that the only digitized county history is included in one of the state volumes, so be sure to check those entries.
5. If the book is on FamilySearch, you will need a free account to access it. This list does NOT include town histories.
6. When all fifty states have been completed, I will post a PDF of them all.
7. One last note – it is very possible that a book is digitally available on more than one website. I’ve only included links to one site per book.

TEXAS

 STATE: Texas County Histories: A Bibliography, H. Bailey Carroll, Texas State Historical Association, Austin, Texas, 1943. (Includes titles of books, pamphlets, articles, theses)

STATE: A bibliography of Texas: being a descriptive list of books, pamphlets, and documents relating to Texas in print and manuscript since 1536, including a complete collation of the laws; with an introductory essay on the materials of early Texas history, Cadwell Walton Raines, Gammel Book Company, Austin, Texas, 1896.

STATE: A comprehensive history of Texas, 1685-1897, Dudley G. Wooten, William G. Scarff, Dallas, Texas, 1898.

STATE: The History of Texas; or the Emigrants, Farmer’s and Politician’s Guide to the Character, Climate, Soil and Productions of that Country, David B. Edward, J. A. James & Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1836.

STATE: A History of Texas, or the Emigrant’s Guide to the New Republic by a Resident Emigrant, Rev. A.B. Lawrence of New Orleans (introduction), Nafis & Cornish, New York, 1845.

STATE: The republic of Texas; a brief history of Texas from the first American colonies in 1821 to annexation in 1846, Clarence R. Wharton, C.C. Young Printing Company, Houston, Texas, 1922.

STATE: History of Texas, from 1685 to 1892, Volume I, John Henry Brown, L.E. Daniell, Publisher, Printed by Becktold & Company, St. Louis, Missouri, 1892.

STATE: History of Texas, from 1685 to 1892, Volume 2, John Henry Brown, L.E. Daniell, Publisher, Printed by Becktold & Company, St. Louis, Missouri, 1893.

STATE: A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas, Volume 1, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, 1907.

STATE: A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas, Volume 2, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, 1907.

STATE: History of Texas: Fort Worth and the Texas Northwest Edition, Volume 1, Buckley B. Paddock, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York, 1922.

STATE: History of Texas: Fort Worth and the Texas Northwest Edition, Volume 2, Buckley B. Paddock, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York, 1922.

STATEHistory of Texas: Fort Worth and the Texas Northwest Edition, Volume 3, Buckley B. Paddock, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York, 1922.

STATEHistory of Texas: Fort Worth and the Texas Northwest Edition, Volume 4, Buckley B. Paddock, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York, 1922.

STATE: The Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, F.A. Battey & Company,  Chicago, 1889.

STATE: A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1885. Embracing the periods of missions, colonization, the revolution, the republic, and the state; also, a topographical description of the country; its rivers, mountains, soils, minerals, agricultural products, live stock, population, resources, wealth, etc.; together with its Indian tribes and their wars, and biographical sketches of hundreds of its leading historical characters. Also, a list of the counties, with historical and topical notes, and descriptions of the public institutions of the state, asylums, penitentiary, schools, churches, railroads, etc., Rev. Homer S. Thrall, N.D. Thompson, New York, 1885, c1878.

STATE: A School History of Texas: From Its Discovery in 1685 to 1893. For the Use of Schools, Academies, Convents, Seminaries, and All Institutions of Learning, Mary Mitchel Brown, Published by the Author, Dallas, Texas, 1894.

STATEA history of Texas and Texans by Frank W. Johnson. Ed. and brought to date by Eugene C. Barker with the assistance of Ernest William Winkler. To which are added historical, statistical and descriptive matter pertaining to the important local divisions of the state, and biographical accounts of the leaders and representative men of the state, Volume 1, Frank W. Johnson, The American Historical Society, Chicago & New York, 1916.

STATEA history of Texas and Texans by Frank W. Johnson. Ed. and brought to date by Eugene C. Barker with the assistance of Ernest William Winkler. To which are added historical, statistical and descriptive matter pertaining to the important local divisions of the state, and biographical accounts of the leaders and representative men of the state, Volume 2, Frank W. Johnson, The American Historical Society, Chicago & New York, 1916.

STATEA history of Texas and Texans by Frank W. Johnson. Ed. and brought to date by Eugene C. Barker with the assistance of Ernest William Winkler. To which are added historical, statistical and descriptive matter pertaining to the important local divisions of the state, and biographical accounts of the leaders and representative men of the state, Volume 3, Frank W. Johnson, The American Historical Society, Chicago & New York, 1916.

STATEA history of Texas and Texans by Frank W. Johnson. Ed. and brought to date by Eugene C. Barker with the assistance of Ernest William Winkler. To which are added historical, statistical and descriptive matter pertaining to the important local divisions of the state, and biographical accounts of the leaders and representative men of the state, Volume 4, Frank W. Johnson, The American Historical Society, Chicago & New York, 1916.

STATEEarly Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas, Andrew Jackson Sowell, Ben C. Jones & Company Printers, Austin, Texas, 1900/

STATE A history of Texas and Texans by Frank W. Johnson. Ed. and brought to date by Eugene C. Barker with the assistance of Ernest William Winkler. To which are added historical, statistical and descriptive matter pertaining to the important local divisions of the state, and biographical accounts of the leaders and representative men of the state, Volume 5, Frank W. Johnson, The American Historical Society, Chicago & New York, 1916.

STATEA Brief History of Early Days in North Texas and the Indian Territory, Joe, T. Roff, n.p., 1930.

STATE: History of Texas Supplemented with Biographical Mention of Many Famlies of the State. . . Central Texas, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1896.

STATE: The History and Geography of Texas as Told in County Names, Zachary Taylor Fulmore, 1915.

STATE: A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas, Volume 1, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1907.

STATE: A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas, Volume 2, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1907.

STATE: A History of Texas: From the Earliest Settlements to the Year 1885, Homer S. Thrall, University Publishing Company, New York, 1885.

ANDERSON – A memorial and biographical history of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon counties, Texas … from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time, together with glimpses of its prospects; also biographical mention of many of the pioneers and prominent citizens, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

ANDERSONA Centennial History of Anderson County, Texas, Pauline Buck Hohes, The Naylor Company, San Antonio, Texas, 1936.

ANDREWS – NONE

ANGELINA – History and descriptions of Angelina County, Texas, R.W. Haltom, The Pemberton Press, Jenkins Publishing Company, Austin, Texas and New York, 1888 (1969 Reprint)

ARANSAS – A Glimpse at Our Past, Coastal Printing Company, Corpus Christi, Texas, c1971.

ARCHER – NONE

ARMSTRONG – NONE

ATASCOSA – Atascosa County, Texas, C.L. Patterson, n.p., Pleasanton, Texas, 1938.

AUSTINAn Historical and Descriptive Sketch of Austin County, Texas, Martin M. Kenney, Banner Print, Brenham, 1876.

BAILEY – NONE

BANDERA – Pioneer History of Bandera County; Seventy-five Years of Intrepid History, J. Marvin Hunter, Hunter’s Printing House, Bandera, Texas, 1922.

BANDERADescriptive Account of Bandera City and Bandera County, George H. Rice, Bandera, Bugle Office, 1888.

BASTROP – History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties; Part 1, Lewis Publishing, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

BASTROP – History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties; Part 2, Lewis Publishing, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

BASTROPAustin Colony Pioneers: Including History of Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery and Washington Counties, Texas and Their Earliest Settlers, Worth Stickley Ray, The Author, Austin, Texas, 1949.

BAYLOR – A Brief History of Baylor County, Texas, Deane B. Valentine, Editor & Compiler, Chamber of Commerce, Baylor County, Texas, no year.

BEE – Bee County Centennial, Beeville, Texas, 1958.

BEEA History of Bee County: with some brief sketches about men and events in adjoining counties, Mrs. I.C. Madray, Beeville Publishing Company, Beeville, Texas, 1939.

BELLMemorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

BELLHistory of Bell County, Texas, Bertha Atkinson, Bell County Historical Society, 1929 (1970 Reprint)

BEXAR – NONE

BLANCO – NONE

BORDEN – Borden County, Texas: The First One Hundred Years, Borden County Historical Commission, no date.

BOSQUE – Bosquerama Centennial Celebration of Bosque County, Texas, 1954.

BOWIE – NONE

BRAZORIA –A History of Brazoria County, Texas, Mary Nixon Rogers, n.p., n.d.

BRAZOS – Pioneers of Brazos County, 1800-1850, W. Broadus Smith, The Scribe Shop, Bryan, Texas, 1962.

BRAZOSThose Were the Days: Bryan, Brazos County, 1821-1921: a pictorial history, Mary Edna Dorsey, Bryan Independent School District, 1976.

BREWSTER – The Big Bend: a history of the last Texas Frontier, Ronnie C. Tyler, National Park Service, 1975.

BRISCOE – NONE

BROOKS – NONE

BROWN – Something about Brown: A History of Brown County, Texas, T.R. Havins, Banner Printing Company, Brownwood, Texas, 1958.

BURLESON – History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties; Part 1, Lewis Publishing, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

BURLESONHistory of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties; Part 2, Lewis Publishing, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

BURNET – NONE

CALDWELL – The Schools of Caldwell County, Texas, A.C. Burkholder, 1923.

CALHOUN – NONE

CALLAHAN – NONE

CAMERON – NONE

CAMP – NONE

CARSON – NONE

CASS – NONE

CASTRO – NONE

CHAMBERS – Chambers County Centennial, 1858-1958, Chambers County Centennial Committee, n.d., n.p., 1958.

CHEROKEE – A History of Cherokee County, Texas, Hattie Joplin Roach, Southwest Press, Dallas, Texas, 1934.

CHILDRESS – NONE                                                  

CLAY – Clay County, 1873-1973, E.A. Hoff, Clay County Pioneer Association, Henrietta, Texas, c1973.

COCHRAN – NONE

COKE – NONE

COLEMAN – Into the Setting Sun, a History of Coleman County, Beatrice Grady Gay, Santa Anna, Texas, 1936?

COLLIN – A History of Collin County, Texas, J. Lee Stambaugh and Lillian J. Stambaugh, Texas State Historical Association, Austin, 1958.

COLLINGSWORTH – NONE

COLORADOEarly Settlers and Bits of History of Columbus and Colorado county, 1821-1845, Mary Elizabeth Hopkins and James G. Hopkins, Colorado county Historical Survey Committee, 1973.

COMAL – NONE

COMANCHE – NONE

CONCHO – Concho County History, 1858-1958, Volume 1, Hazie Davis LeFevre, Mimeographed in her home, Eden, Texas, 1959.

CONCHOConcho County History, 1858-1958, Volume 2, Hazie Davis LeFevre, Mimeographed in her home, Eden, Texas, 1959.

COOKE – Early Days in Cooke, Texas, 1848-1873, C.N. Jones, n.p., n.d.

CORYELL – Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

CORYELLSeventy Years in Texas, Memories of the Pioneer Days, Indian Depredations and the Northwest Cattle Trail, J.M. Franks, Gatesville, Texas, 1924.

COTTLE – NONE

CRANE – NONE

CROCKETT – NONE

CROSBY – NONE

DALLAM – NONE

DALLASA History of Dallas County, Texas: from 1837 to 1887, John Henry Brown, Milligan, Cornett & Farnham, Printers, 1887.

DALLASDallas County : a record of its pioneers and progress, being a supplement to John Henry Brown’s History of Dallas County (1887) with correction fo some errors contained therein, and much additional information about Early Settlers and Their Families, John H. Cochran, Arthur S. Mathis Service Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas, n.d.

DALLASSouvenir Guide of Dallas. A sketch of Dallas and Dallas county, their resources, business enterprises, manufacturing and agricultural advantages. With a directory of the leading business firms and professional men, D.M. Anderson Directory Company, Dallas, Texas 1894.

DALLASA History of Greater Dallas and Vicinity, Selected Biography and Memoirs, Volume 1, Philip Lindsley, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1909.

DALLASA History of Greater Dallas and Vicinity, Selected Biography and Memoirs, Volume 2, Philip Lindsley, L.B. Hill, Editor, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1909.

DALLASMemorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892.

DAWSON – NONE

DEAF SMITH – NONE

DELTA – NONE

DENTONHistory of Reminiscences of Denton County, Edmond Franklin Bates, Secretary of Old Settlers’ and Veterans’ Association of Denton County, McNitzky Printing Company, Denton Texas, 1918.

DE WITT – De Witt’s Colony, Ethel Zivley Rather, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1905.

DICKENS – NONE

DIMMIT – NONE

DONLEY – NONE

DUVAL – NONE

EASTLAND – History of Eastland County, Texas by C.L. Langston, A.D. Aldridge & Company, Dallas, Texas, 1904.

ECTOR – NONE

EDWARDS – NONE

ELLIS – NONE

EL PASOEl Paso . .  Then and Now, Volume VII, Cleofas Calleros, American Printing Company, 1954

El PASOForty Years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc. W.W. Mills, n.p., 1901.

ERATH – Grand ol’ Erath, the Saga of a Texas West Cross Timbers County, H. Grady Perry, 1974.

FALLS – Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

FANNIN – History of Fannin County, Texas, History Statistics and Biographies, W.A. Carter, Bonham, Texas, 1885.

FAYETTE – Fayette County, Her History and Her People by Frank Lotto, Publsihed by the author, Schulenburg, Texas, 1902.
FAYETTEIndex to Fayette County, Texas, her history and her people by W. [F.] Lotto, Myrtis Brooks, 1902.

FAYETTEAustin Colony Pioneers: Including History of Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery and Washington Counties, Texas and Their Earliest Settlers, Worth Stickley Ray, The Author, Austin, Texas, 1949.

FISHERNONE

FLOYD – NONE

FOARD – NONE

FORT BEND – History of Fort Bend County: containing biographical sketches of many noted characters, Andrew Jackson Sowell, W.H. Coyle & Company, Houston, Texas, 1904.

FORT BENDFort Bend County Sesquicentennial, 1822-1972, Fort Bend County Sesquicentennial Association, 1972.

FRANKLIN – NONE

FREESTONE – A memorial and biographical history of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon counties, Texas … from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time, together with glimpses of its prospects; also biographical mention of many of the pioneers and prominent citizens, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

FRIO – Historic Frio County, 1871-1971, Frio County Centennial Corporation, n.p., 1971.

GAINES – NONE

GALVESTON – Galveston in 1900, Clarence Ousley, W.C. chase, Atlanta, Georgia, 1900.

GALVESTONThe great Galveston disaster : containing a full and thrilling account of the most appalling calamity of modern times ; including vivid descriptions of the hurricane and terrible rush of waters, immense destruction of dwellings, business houses, churches and loss of thousands of human lives; thrilling tales, heroic deeds, panic-stricken multitudes and heart-rending scenes of agony, frantic efforts to escape a horrible fate, separation of loved ones, etc. : narrow escapes from the jaws of death, terrible sufferings of the survivors, Paul Lester, R.A.H. Morrow, Saint John, New Brunswick, c1900.

GARZA – NONE

GILLESPIE – NONE

GLASSCOCK – NONE

GOLIAD – NONE

GONZALES – De Witt’s Colony, Ethel Zivley Rather, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1905.

GRAY – NONE

GRAYSON – NONE

GREGG – The History of Gregg County; a Pictorial History of Gregg County, Covering Both the Old and the New, Longview Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1957.

GRIMES – Austin Colony Pioneers: Including History of Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery and Washington Counties, Texas and Their Earliest Settlers, Worth Stickley Ray, The Author, Austin, Texas, 1949.

GUADALUPE – De Witt’s Colony, Ethel Zivley Rather, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1905.

HALE – NONE

HALL – NONE

HAMILTON – NONE

HANSFORD – NONE

HARDEMAN – NONE

HARDIN – NONE

HARRIS – Harris County, 1822-1845, Adele Lubbock Briscoe Looscan, n.p., n.d.

HARRISON – NONE

HARTLEY – NONE

HASKELL – NONE

HAYS – NONE

HEMPHILL – NONE

HENDERSON – A memorial and biographical history of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon counties, Texas … from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time, together with glimpses of its prospects; also biographical mention of many of the pioneers and prominent citizens, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

HIDALGO – NONE

HILL – A History of the Baptists of Hill County, Texas, J.C. Daniel, Waco, Texas, 1907.

HILLThe Early Settlers Life in Texas and the Organization of Hill County, A.Y. Kirkpatrick, Hillsboro, Texas, 1909.

HILLA Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892.

HOCKLEY – Hockley County, 1921-1971: The First Fifty Years: Epilogue 1971-1976, Lillian Brasher, Staked Plains Press, Canyon, Texas, c1976.

HOOD – A History of Hood County, Texas, from its Earliest Settlement to the Present, together with Biographical Sketches of Many Leading Men and Women Among the Early Settlers, as Well as Many Incidents in the Adjoining Territory; also a Sketch of the History of Somervell County, Thomas T. Ewell, The Granbury News, Granbury, 1895.

HOPKINSEarly History of Hopkins County, Texas: Biographical Sketches and Incidents of the Early Settled Families, E.B. Fleming, n.p., Author, 1902.

HOPKINSThe History of Hopkins County, G.G. Orren, Thesis, East Texas State Teachers College, August 1938.

HOUSTON – The history of Houston County, Texas, together with biographical sketches of many pioneers and later citizens of said county, who have made notable contributions to its development and progress, Armistead Albert Aldrich, The Naylor Company, San Antonio, 1943.

HOWARD – NONE

HUDSPETH – NONE

HUNT – NONE

HUTCHINSONHutchinson County Texas: Home of the Wild West: Notes on the History of Hutchinson County, John Wesley Phillips, n.p., 2005.

IRION – NONE

JACK – History of Jack County: Being Accounts of Pioneer Times, Excerpts from County Court Records, Indian Stories, Biographical Sketches, and Interesting Events, Thomas F. Horton, Gazette Printing, Jacksboro, Texas, c1933.

JACKSONThe Cavalcade of Jackson County, Ira Thomas Taylor, Naylor Company, San Antonio, Texas, c1938.

JASPER – First to Arrive: Early Settlers in Jasper County, Mrs. Charles Martin, W.H. Gee, Kirby, Texas, c1973.

JASPERHistorical Marked Sites in Jasper County: Their Histories and marker Inscriptions, Jasper County Historical Survey Committee, n.p., 1973.

JEFF DAVIS – NONE

JEFFERSON – NONE

JIM HOGG – 50th Anniversary Jim Hogg County, Hebbronville Chamber of Commerce, n.p., c1963.

JIM WELLS – NONE

JOHNSON A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892

JOHNSONHistory and description of Johnson County, and its principal towns; containing biographical sketches and notices of prominent men, together with topographical and statistical information regarding all portions of the county, and accompanied with general and business directories of Cleburne, Alvarado, Grand View and Caddo Grove; also a farmer’s directory, A.J. Byrd, Jennings Bros., Marshall, Texas, 1879.

JONES – NONE

KARNES – Early Karnes County Families, Charlotte A. Nichols, Texas, c1986.

KARNESKarnes County Centennial, Karnes City, Texas, May 5-9, 1954, c1954.

KAUFMAN – NONE

KENDALL – NONE

KENEDY – NONE

KENT – NONE

KERR – Kerr County, Texas, 1856-1956, Bob Bennett, Naylor Company, San Antonio, Texas, 1956.

KIMBLE – It Occurred in Kimble, Ovie Clark Fisher, Anson Jones Press, Houston, Texas, c1937.

KING – NONE

KINNEY – Kinney County: 125 Years of Growth, 1852-1977, Hornby Press, 1977.

KLEBERG – NONE

KNOX – Knox County History, Knox County History Committee, Haskell Free Press, Haskell, Texas, 1966.

KNOXLegacy of the Knox County Prairie: A History of Gillespie-Thorp Communities, Belle Maxine Brunison Hipple, San Felipe Press, Austin, Texas, 1972.

LAMAR – NONE

LAMB – NONE

LAMPASAS – NONE

LA SALLE – NONE

LAVACA – De Witt’s Colony, Ethel Zivley Rather, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1905.

LEE – History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties; Part 1, Lewis Publishing, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

LEE History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties; Part 2, Lewis Publishing, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

LEON – A memorial and biographical history of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon counties, Texas … from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time, together with glimpses of its prospects; also biographical mention of many of the pioneers and prominent citizens, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

LIBERTY – Historic Liberty County, Tardy Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas, c1936. *Ancestry

LIMESTONE – A memorial and biographical history of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon counties, Texas … from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time, together with glimpses of its prospects; also biographical mention of many of the pioneers and prominent citizens, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

LIMESTONEIndex to a history of Limestone County, Texas, 1833-1860 by Hampton Steel, Roger D. Zimmerman, Victoria, Texas, 1986.

LIPSCOMB – A History of Lipscomb County, Texas, 1876-1976, Lipscomb County Historical Survey Committee, 1976.

LIVE OAK – Live Oak County Centennial: May 2-3-4-5, 1956, Live Oak County Centennial Association, 1956.

LLANO – Early Days in Llano, Miles Barler, n.p., c1898.

LOVING – NONE

LUBBOCK – NONE

LYNN – NONE

MCCULLOCH – NONE

MCLENNAN – Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

MCMULLEN – NONE

MADISONAn Early History of Madison County, Texas, Cecil N. Neely, Huntsville, Texas, 1971.

MARION – NONE

MARTIN – NONE

MASON – NONE

MATAGORDA – NONE

MAVERICK – NONE

MEDINA – NONE

MENARD – The Free State of Menard, a History of the County, Norval Harvey Pierce, Western Advertising Company, Menard, Texas, 1966.

MIDLAND – NONE

MILAM – History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties; Part 1, Lewis Publishing, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

MILAMHistory of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties; Part 2, Lewis Publishing, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

MILLS – NONE

MITCHELL – NON

MONTAGUE – History of Montague County. Era 1–Immigration. Era 2—Organization. Era 3-Progress, Fannie Bellows Potter, E.L. Steck, Austin, Texas, 1913.

MONTGOMERY – Austin Colony Pioneers: Including History of Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery and Washington Counties, Texas and Their Earliest Settlers, Worth Stickley Ray, The Author, Austin, Texas, 1949.

MOORE – NONE

MORRIS – A Short History of Morris County, Jean Connor, Dangerfield Bicentennial Commission, Dangerfield, Texas, 1975.

MOTLEY – NONE

NACODOCHES – The History of Nacodoches County, Texas, Richard W. Haltom, n.p., 1880.

NAVARRO – A memorial and biographical history of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon counties, Texas … from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time, together with glimpses of its prospects; also biographical mention of many of the pioneers and prominent citizens, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

NEWTON – NONE

NOLAN – NONE

NUECES – Nueces County, Texas, 1750-1800; A Bicentennial Memoir, Dan E. Kilgore, Friends of the Corpus Christi Museum, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1975.

NUECESPathfinders of Texas, 1836-1846; Being the Stories of Pioneer Families that Builded Well for Nueces County and Corpus Christi, Mrs. Frank DeGarmo, Von Boeckmann-Jones, Austin, Texas, 1951.

OCHILTREE – Wheatheart of the Plains, an Early History of Ochiltree County, Ochiltree County Historical Survey Committee, 1969.

OLDHAM – NONE

ORANGE – NONE

PALO PINTO – The Palo Pinto Story, Mary Whatley Clarke, The Manney Company, Fort Worth, Texas, 1956.

PANOLA – History of Panola County, Carthage Circulating Book Club, n.p., 1935.

PARKER – History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Tarrant and Parker 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, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1895.

PARMER – NONE

PECOS – Pecos County, Its History, Oscar Waldo Williams, n.p., 1918.

POLK – History of Polk County, Texas, Emma R. Haynes, n.p., Livingston, Texas, 1937 (Reprint 1968).
POLKIndex to history of Polk County Texas, vol. II; pioneers on Livingston-Woodville Road, 1835-1910, Rell Peebles Wilkerson, Houston, Texas, 1969.

POTTER – NONE

PRESIDIO – NONE

RAINS – Early Days in Texas and Rains County, W.O. Hebison, Leader Printing Company, Emory, Texas, 1917.

RANDALL – NONE

REAGAN – NONE

REAL – NON

RED RIVER – The Red River Valley, then and now : stories of people and events in the Red River Valley during the first hundred years of its settlement, Alexander White Neville, Paris, Texas, 1948.

REEVES – NONE

REFUGIO – Souvenir Program: Refugio County Commemoration of Centennial of Statehood of Texas, at Refugio, Texas, Friday February 15, 1946, Hobart Huson, Refugio, Texas, 1946.

ROBERTS – NONE

ROBERTSON – NONE

ROCKWALL – NONE

RUNNELS – NONE

RUSK – NONE

SABINE – NONE

SAN AUGUSTINE – NONE

SAN JACINTO – Sesquicentennial Celebration, 1836-1986: San Jacinto Descendants, c1986.

SAN PATRICIO – Early History of San Patricio County, Martin & Martin, Compilers, Sinton, Texas, 1934.

SAN SABA – NONE

SCHLEICHER – NONE

SCURRY – NONE

SHACKELFORD – Now and Then: Shackelford County, 1976. c1976

SHELBYHistory of the Regulators and Moderators and the Shelby County War in 1841 and 1842 in the Republic of Texas, John W. Middleton, Loving Publishing Company, Fort Worth, Texas, 1883.

SHERMAN – NONE

SMITH – A History of Tyler and Smith County, Texas, Dr. Albert Woldert, The Naylor Company, San Antonio, Texas, 1948.

SOMERVELL – A History of Hood County, Texas, from its Earliest Settlement to the Present, together with Biographical Sketches of Many Leading Men and Women Among the Early Settlers, as Well as Many Incidents in the Adjoining Territory; also a Sketch of the History of Somervell County, Thomas T. Ewell, The Granbury News, Granbury, 1895.

STARR – NONE

STEPHENS – NONE

STERLING – NONE

STONEWALL – The History of Stonewall County, Texas, Jerome R. Whitmire, Lubbock, Texas, 197_?

SUTTON – NONE

SWISHER – NONE

TARRANT – History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Tarrant and Parker 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, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1895.

TAYLOR – NONE

TERRELL – NONE

TERRY – NONE

THROCKMORTON – NONE

TITUS – Titus County Celebrates 125 Years, Jack Firman Printing, Mt. Pleasant, Texas, 1971.

TOM GREEN – NONE

TRAVIS – History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties; Part 1, Lewis Publishing, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

TRAVISHistory of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties; Part 2, Lewis Publishing, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

TRAVISA Social and Economic survey of Southern Travis County, Lewis H. Haney and George S. Wehrwein, editors, Austin, University of Texas Bulletin, No. 65, 1916.

TRINITY – NONE

TYLERHistorical Collection: Newspaper Articles, Mag., etc. Tyler County, Texas, Mrs. John W. Barnes, Humble, Texas, 197_?

UPSHUR – A Brief History of Upshur County, G.H. Baird, n.p., 1946.

UPTON – NONE

UVALDE – Yesteryears, Annalee Wentworth Burns, Uvalde, Texas, c1978.

VAL VERDE – La Hacienda: An Official Bicentennial Publication, Rose Mary Jones, Whitehead Memorial Museum, Del Rio, Texas, 1976.

VAN ZANDT – Some History of Van Zandt County, Wentworth Manning, Homestead Company, Des Moines, Iowa, 1919.

VICTORIA – Some Historical Facts in Regard to the Settlement of Victoria, Texas: Its Progress and Present Status, Victor M. Rose, The Daily times, Laredo, Texas, 1883.

WALKER – NONE

WALLER – NONE

WARD – Water, Oil, Sand and Sky: a History of Ward County, Texas, Texas Permian Historical Society, Monahans Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1962.

WASHINGTON – Austin Colony Pioneers: Including History of Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery and Washington Counties, Texas and Their Earliest Settlers, Worth Stickley Ray, The Author, Austin, Texas, 1949.

WEBB – NONE

WHARTON – NONE

WHEELER – Memory cups of panhandle pioneers : a belated attempt at panhandle history with special emphasis on Wheeler County and her relations to the other counties in the long ago as told by the few remaining old times and the records, Millie Porter Jones, Clarendon Press, Clarendon, Texas, 1945.

WICHITA – NONE

WILBARGER – Early-Day History of Wilbarger County, Charles P. Ross & T.L. Rouse, compilers, The Vernon Times, Vernon, Texas, 1933. *Ancestry & Heritage Quest

WILLACY – NONE

WILLIAMSON – History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties; Part 1, Lewis Publishing, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

WILLIAMSONHistory of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties; Part 2, Lewis Publishing, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

WILSONWilson County, Centennial, 1860-1960: September 19th through 25th, 1960, Floresville, Texas, Wilson County Centennial Association, Floresville, Texas, 1960.

WINKLER – NONE

WISE – In the Bosom of the Comanches, Theodore Adolphu Babb, Amarillo, Texas, John F. Worley Printing Company, Dallas, 1912.

WISE: Pioneer History of Wise County: from Red Men to Railroads, Twenty Years of Intrepid History, Cliff Donahue Cates, Decatur, Texas, 1907.

WOOD – NONE

YOAKUM – NONE

YOUNG – A History of Young County, Texas, Carrie J. Crouch, Texas State Historical Association, 1956.

ZAPATA – NONE

ZAVALA – Early History of Batesville: Organization of Zavala County and Biographical Sketch of Elijah Anderson Bates, Izora Bates, San Antonio, Texas, 1949

 

2 thoughts on “Texas: Links to Digitized County Histories”

  1. Linda Stufflebean: Thank you so much for this remarkable bibliographic resource; its value leaves me short of words. As I am sure you have often heard “I wish it was available when I started…, etc.” This would have been my first resource when I started researching our most recent book, Texas Place Names.

    Thanks again and best regards.
    Edward Callary
    Austin Texas

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