Place:Houston, Texas, United States

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NameHouston
Alt namesHoustonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates31.333°N 95.417°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1837 - )
See alsoTrinity, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Houston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,732. Its county seat is Crockett. Houston County is named for Sam Houston, a president of the Republic of Texas and Governor of Texas. Houston County was one of forty-six prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas, until voters in a November 2007 special election legalized the sale of alcohol in the county.

Houston County was the first new county created under the 9-year Republic of Texas on June 12, 1837. The original boundaries of Houston County also included all of present-day Anderson and Trinity Counties, and portions of present-day Henderson and Polk Counties. Houston County bears no relationship, save its namesake, with the City of Houston, which is located approximately to the south, in Harris County. A county historical museum is located in a former railroad depot at 303 S. First Street in Crockett.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1837 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1859 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1865 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1878 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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 2,721
1860 8,058
1870 8,147
1880 16,702
1890 19,360
1900 25,452
1910 29,564
1920 28,601
1930 30,017
1940 31,137
1950 22,825
1960 19,376
1970 17,855
1980 22,299
1990 21,375

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