Place:Harris, Texas, United States

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NameHarris
Alt namesHarrissource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Harrisburgsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCounty
Coordinates29.833°N 95.4°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1836 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Harris County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,092,459, making it the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous in the United States. Its county seat is Houston, the largest city in Texas, and the principal city of the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.

Harris County was founded in 1836 and is named for John Richardson Harris, an early settler of the area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1831 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Marriage 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 4,668
1860 9,070
1870 17,375
1880 27,985
1890 37,249
1900 63,786
1910 115,693
1920 186,667
1930 359,328
1940 528,961
1950 806,701
1960 1,243,158
1970 1,741,912
1980 2,409,547
1990 2,818,199

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