Place:Grayson, Texas, United States

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NameGrayson
Alt namesGraysonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates33.617°N 96.683°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1846 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Grayson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 120,877. The county seat is Sherman. The county was founded in 1846 and is named after Peter Wagener Grayson, an attorney general of the Republic of Texas.

Grayson County is included in the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area and the DallasFort Worth Combined Statistical Area, and is also part of the Texoma region.

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History

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On May 15, 1896, a tornado measuring F5 on the Fujita scale struck Sherman. The tornado had a damage path wide and long, killing 73 people and injuring 200. About 50 homes were destroyed, with 20 of them being completely obliterated.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1836 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 2,008
1860 8,184
1870 14,387
1880 38,108
1890 53,211
1900 63,661
1910 65,996
1920 74,165
1930 65,843
1940 69,499
1950 70,467
1960 73,043
1970 83,225
1980 89,796
1990 95,021

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