Place:Hamilton, Texas, United States

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Hamilton County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in Central Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,517. The county seat is Hamilton. Hamilton County is named for James Hamilton Jr., a former governor of South Carolina who gave financial aid to the Republic of Texas.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1842 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1869 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1871 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1872 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1876 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 489
1870 733
1880 6,365
1890 9,313
1900 13,520
1910 15,315
1920 14,676
1930 13,523
1940 13,303
1950 10,660
1960 8,488
1970 7,198
1980 8,297
1990 7,733

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