Place:Grimes, Texas, United States

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Grimes County is a county located in southeastern Texas in the United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 26,604. The seat of the county is Anderson. The county was formed from Montgomery County in 1846. It is named for Jesse Grimes, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and early European-American settler of the county.

The Navasota and Brazos rivers form the western boundary of the county. The Trinity River is located to the north, and eastern areas are part of the watershed of the San Jacinto River.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1837 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1844 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 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
1880 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 4,008
1860 10,307
1870 13,218
1880 18,603
1890 21,312
1900 26,106
1910 21,205
1920 23,101
1930 22,642
1940 21,960
1950 15,135
1960 12,709
1970 11,855
1980 13,580
1990 18,828

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