Place:Van Zandt, Texas, United States

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Van Zandt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 52,579. Its county seat is Canton. The county is named for Isaac Van Zandt, a member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas.

Until May 2009, Van Zandt County was a completely dry county. On May 9, 2009, the citizens of Wills Point voted to allow beer and wine sales within its limits.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1848 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 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
1860 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 1,348
1860 3,777
1870 6,494
1880 12,619
1890 16,225
1900 25,481
1910 25,651
1920 30,784
1930 32,315
1940 31,155
1950 22,593
1960 19,091
1970 22,155
1980 31,426
1990 37,944

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