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Parent County Counties Created by Boundary Changes
Anderson 1846 Mar 24 Details Houston none
Andrews 1875 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Angelina 1846 Apr 21 Details Nacogdoches none
Aransas 1871 Sep 18 Details Refugio none
Archer 1858 Jan 22 Details Fannin none
Armstrong 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Atascosa 1856 Jan 25 Details Bexar Frio 1858, McMullen 1858
Austin 1829 9 18 Details old Mexican Municipality Fort Bend 1837, Waller 1873
Bailey 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Bandera 1856 Jan 25 Details Uvalde, Bexar Real 1913
Bastrop 1829 9 18 Details old Mexican Muncipality Fayette 1837, Lee 1874, Travis 1840
Baylor 1858 Feb 01 Details Fannin none
Bee 1857 Dec 08 Details Goliad, Live Oak, Refugio, San Patricio
Bell 1850 Jan 22 Details Milam Burnet 1852, Coryell 1854, Lampasas 1856
Bexar 1829 9 18 Details old Mexican Muncipality 1840s: Comal 1846, Gillespie 1848, Guadalupe 1846, Medina 1848, Presidio, 1850, Uvalde 1850, Webb 1848, El Paso 1850, Kinney 1850
Bexar bove ab se Details see above 1850s: Atascosa 1856, Callahan 1858, Concho 1858, Dimmit 1858, Edwards 1858, Frio 1858, Jones 1858, Karnes 1854, Kerr 1856, Kimble 1858, Knox 1858, LaSalle 1858, Llano 1856, Mason 1858, McMullen 1858, Menard 1858, Runnels 1858, San Saba 1856, Taylor 1858, Wilbarger 1858, Wilson 1860, Bandera 1856
Bexar bove ab se Details see above Andrews 1875, Crockett 1875, Tom Green 1874
Bexar bove ab se Details see above 1876: Armstrong, Bailey, Borden, Briscoe, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Fisher, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Howard, Hutchinson, Kent, King, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mitchell, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Scurry, Sherman, Stonewall, Swisher, Terry, Wheeler, Yoakum
Blanco 1858 Feb 12 Details Burnet, Comal, hays, Gillespie Kendall 1862
Borden 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Bosque 1854 Feb 04 Details McLennan, Milam District Callahan 1858, Comache 1856, Erath 1856, Eastland 1858, Hamilton 1842, Jones 1858, Palo Pinto 1856, Parker 1855, Shackelfold 1856, Stephens 1858, Throckmorton 1858, Young 1856
Bowie 1840 Dec 17 Details Red River Cass 1846, Titus 1846
Brazoria 1829 9 18 Details old Mexican Muncipality Galveston 1838
Brazos 1842 Jan 28 Details renamed from Navasto none
Brewster 1887 Feb 02 Details Presidio none
Briscoe 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Brooks 1911 Mar 11 Details Starr, Zapata, Hidalgo Jim Hogg 1913
Brown 1856 Aug 27 Details Travis, Comache Coleman 1858, Mills 1887
Buchanan
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Bosque renamed Stephens 1861
Burleson 1846 Mar 24 Details Milam, Washington Lee 1874
Burnet 1852 Feb 05 Details Bell, Lampasas, Travis, Williamson Blanco 1858
Caldwell 1848 Mar 06 Details Gonzales none
Calhoun 1846 Apr 04 Details Jackson, Matagorda, Victoria none
Callahan 1858 Feb 01 Details Bexar, Bosque, Milam, Travis none
Cameron 1848 Feb 12 Details Nueces Hidalgo 1852, Kenedy 1921, Willacy 1911
Camp 1874 Apr 06 Details Upshur none
Carson 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Cass 1846 Apr 25 Details Bowie
renamed from Davis
renamed Davis 1861
Castro 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Chambers 1858 Feb 12 Details Jefferson, Liberty none
Cherokee 1846 Apr 11 Details Nacogdoches none
Childress 1876 Apr 11 Details Bexar, Fannin, Young none
Clay 1857 Dec 24 Details Cooke none
Cochran 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Coke 1889 Mar 13 Details Tom Green none
Coleman 1858 Feb 01 Details Travis, Brown none
Collin 1846 Apr 03 Details Fannin none
Collingsworth 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar, Fannin, Young none
Colorado 1829 9 18 Details old Mexican Muncipality Fayette 1837, Lavaca 1846, Lee 1874, Wharton 1846
Comal 1846 Mar 24 Details Bexar, Gonzales, Travis Blanco 1858
Comanche 1856 Jan 25 Details Bosque, Coryell Brown 1856, Hamilton 1842, Mills 1887
Concho 1858 Feb 01 Details Bexar none
Cooke 1848 Mar 20 Details Fannin Clay 1857, jack 1856, Montague 1857, Wise 1856
Coryell 1854 Feb 04 Details Bell, McLennan Comanche 1856, Eastland 1858, Erath 1856, Hamilton 1842
Cottle 1876 Aug 11 Details Fannin Foard 1891
Crane 1887 Feb 26 Details Tom Green none
Crockett 1875 Jan 22 Details Bexar Schleicher 1887, Sutton 1887, Val Verde 1885
Crosby 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar Lubbock 1876
Culberson 1911 Mar 10 Details El Paso none
Dallam 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Dallas 1846 Mar 20 Details Nacogdoches, Robertson none
Davis 1861 Dec 17 Details renamed from Cass renamed Cass 1871
Dawson 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Deaf Smith 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Delta 1870 Jul 29 Details Hopkins, Lamar none
Denton 1846 Apr 11 Details Fannin none
De Witt 1846 Mar 24 Details Goliad, Gonzales, Victoria Karnes 1854
Dickens 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Dimmit 858 Feb 01 Details Bexar, Maverick, Uvalde, Webb none
Donley 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar, Jack none
Duval 1858 Feb 01 Details Live Oak, Starr, Nueces Jim Hogg 1913
Eastland 1858 Feb 01 Details Bosque, Coryell, Travis none
Ector 1887 Feb 26 Details Tom Green none
Edwards 1858 Feb 01 Details Bexar Real 1913
Ellis 1849 Dec 20 Details Navarro Johnson 1854
El Paso 1850 Jan 03 Details Bexar, Santa Fe Culberson 1911, Hudspeth 1917
Encinal 1856 Feb 01 Details Webb dissolved back to Webb 1899
Erath 1856 Jan 25 Details Bosque, Coryell none
Falls 1850 Jan 28 Details Limestone, Milam none
Fannin 1837 Dec 14 Details Red River Archer 1858, Baylor 1858, Collin 1846, Collingsworth 1876, Cooke 1848, Cottle 1876, Denton 1846, Childress 1876, Grayson 1846, Hardeman 1858, Haskell 1858, Hunt 1846, King 1876, Knox 1858, Stonewall 1876, Throckmorton 1858, Walbarger 1858, Wheeler 1876, Wichita 1858, Young 1856
Fayette 1837 Dec 14 Details Bastorp, Colorado Lee 1874, Lavaca 1846
Fisher 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Floyd 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Foard 1891 Mar 03 Details Cottle, Hardeman, King, Knox none
Fort Bend 1837 dec 29 Details Austin none
Franklin 1875 Mar 06 Details Titus none
Freestone 1850 Sep 06 Details Limestone none
Frio 1858 Feb 01 Details Atascosa, Bexar, Uvalde none
Gaines 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Galveston 1838 May 15 Details Brazoria, Liberty none
Garza 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Gillespie 1848 Feb 23 Details Bexar, Texas Blanco 1858, Mason 1858
Glasscock 1887 Apr 04 Details Tom Green none
Goliad 1829 9 18 Details old Mexican Muncipality Bee 1857, DeWitt 1846, Karnes 1854
Gonzales 1829 9 18 Details old Mexican Muncipality Caldwell 1848, Comal 1846, DeWitt 1846, Guadalupe 1846, Lavaca 1846
Gray 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Grayson 1846 Mar 17 Details Fannin none
Greer 1860 18 Details Texas state land now in State of Oklahoma, 1896
Gregg 1873 Apr 12 Details Rusk, Upshur none
Grimes 1846 Apr 06 Details Montgomery Madison 1842, Waller 1873, Walker 1846
Guadalupe 1846 Mar 30 Details Bexar, Gonzales none
Hale 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Hall 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar, Young none
Hamilton 1842 Jan 22 Details Bosque, Comanche, Coryell, Lampasas Mills 1887
Hansford 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar, Young none
Hardeman 1858 Feb 21 Details Fannin Foard 1891
Harris 1839 Dec 28 Details renamed from Harrisburg none
Harrisburg 1829 9 18 Details old Mexican Muncipality renamed Harris 1839
Harrison 1839 Jan 28 Details Shelby Panola 1846, Upshur 1846, Marion 1860
Hartley 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar, Young none
Haskell 858 Feb 01 Details Fannin, Milam none
Hays 1847 Mar 01 Details Travis Blanco 1858
Hemphill 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar, Young none
Henderson 1846 Apr 27 Details Houston, Nacogdoches Kaufman 1848, Van Zandt 1848
Hidalgo 1852 Jan 24 Details Cameron Brooks 1911, Kenedy 1921, Willacy 1911
Hill 1853 Feb 07 Details Navarro Johnson 1854
Hockley 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar, Young none
Hood 1865 Nov 02 Details Johnson Somervell 1875
Hopkins 1846 Mar 25 Details Lamar, Nacogdoches Delta 1870, Rains 1870
Houston 1837 Jan 08 Details Nacogdoches Anderson 1846, Henderson 1846, Trinity 1850
Howard 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar, Young none
Hudspeth 1917 May 15 Details El Paso none
Hunt 1846 Apr 11 Details Fannin, Ncogdoches Rains 1870
Hutchinson 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Irion 1889 mar 07 Details Tom Green none
Jack 1856 Aug 27 Details Cooke Donley 1876
Jackson 1836 Mar 17 Details old Mexican Muncipality Calhoun 1846, Lavaca 1846, Wharton 1846
Jasper 1836 Mar 17 Details old Mexican Muncipality Newton 1846
Jeff Davis 1887 Mar 15 Details Presidio none
Jefferson 1836 Mar 17 Details old Mexican Muncipality Chambers 1858, Hardin 1858, Orange 1852
Jim Hogg 1913 Mar 31 Details Brooks, Duval none
Jim Wells 1911 Mar 11 Details Nueces none
Johnson 1854 Feb 04 Details Ellis, Hill, navarro, McLennan Hood 1865, Somervell 1875
Jones 1858 Feb 01 Details Bexar, Bosque none
Karnes 1854 Feb 04 Details Bexar, DeWitt, Goliad Wilson 1860
Kaufman 1848 Feb 26 Details Henderson Rockwall 1873
Kendall 1862 Jan 10 Details Blanco, Kerr none
Kenedy 1921 Apr 02 Details Willacy, Hidalgo, Cameron none
Kent 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar, Young none
Kerr 1856 Jan 25 Details Bexar Kendall 1862, real 1913
Kimble 1858 Jan 22 Details Bexar none
King 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar, Fannin Foard 1891
Kinney 1850 Jan 28 Details Bexar Val Verde 1885, Maverick 1856
Kleberg 1913 Feb 27 Details Nueces none
Knox 1858 Feb 01 Details Bexar, Young, Fannin Foard 1891
Lamar 1840 Dec 17 Details Red River Delta 1870, Hopkins 1846
Lamb 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Lampasas 856 Feb 01 Details Bell, Travis Hamilton 1842, Mills 1887, Burnet 1852
La Salle 1858 Feb 01 Details Bexar, Webb none
Lavaca 1846 Apr 06 Details Colorado, Fayette, Gonzales, jackson, Victoria none
Lee 1874 Apr 14 Details Bastrop, Burleston, Colorado, Fayette, Washington none
Leon 1846 Mar 17 Details Robertson Madison 1842
Liberty 1829 9 18 Details old Spanish Muncipality Chambers 1858, Galveston 1838, Hardin 1858, Polk 1846, San Jacinto 1870, Tyler 1846
Limestone 1846 Apr 11 Details Robertson Falls 1850, Freestone 1850
Lipscomb 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Live Oak 1856 Feb 12 Details Nueces, San Patricio Bee 1875, McMullen 1858, Duval 1858
Llano 1856 Feb 01 Details Bexar none
Loving 1887 Feb 26 Details Tom Green none
Lubbock 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar, Crosby none
Lynn 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Madison 1842 Jan 27 Details Leon, Grimes, Walker none
Marion 1860 Feb 08 Details Cass, Harrison none
Martin 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar Terry 1876
Mason 1858 Jan 22 Details Gillespie, Bexar none
Matagorda 1829 9 18 Details old Mexican Muncipality Calhoun 1846, Wharton 1846
Maverick 1856 Feb 02 Details Kenedy, Kinney Dimmit 1858, Zavala 1858
McCulloch 1856 Aug 27 Details Bexar none
McLennan 1850 Jan 22 Details Milam, Navarro, Robertson Bosque 1854, Coryell 1854, Johnson 1854
McMullen 1858 Feb 01 Details Bexar, Live Oak, Atascosa none
Medina 848 Feb 12 Details Bexar none
Menard 1858 Jan 22 Details Bexar none
Midland 1885 Mar 04 Details Tom Green none
Milam 1829 9 18 Details old Mexican Muncipality Bell 1850, Bosque 1854, Burleson 1846,Callahan 1858, Falls 1850, Haskell 1858, McLennan 1850, Robertson 1837, Williamson 1848
Mills 1887 7 18 Details Comanche, Brown, Hamilton, Lampasas none
Mitchell 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Montague 1857 Dec 24 Details Cooke none
Montgomery 1837 Dec 14 Details Washington Grimes 1846, San Jacinto 1870, Walker 1846
Moore 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Morris 1875 Mar 13 Details Titus none
Motley 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Nacogdoches 1829 9 18 Details old Mexican Muncipality Angelina 1846, Cherokee 1846, Dallas 1846, Henderson 1846, Hopkins 1846, Houston 1837, Hunt 1846, Rusk 1843,Smith 1846, Upshur 1846
Navarro 1846 Apr 25 Details Robertson Ellis 1849, Hill 1853, Johnson 1854, Palo Pinto 1856, Parker 1855, Tarrant 1849, McLennan 1850
Navasota 1841 Jan 30 Details old Mexican Muncipality renamed Brazos 1842
Newton 1846 Apr 22 Details Jasper none
Nolan 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar, Young none
Nueces 1846 Apr 11 Details San Patricio Cameron 1848, Duval 1858, Jim Wells 1911, Kleberg 1913, Live Oak 1856, Starr 1848
Ochiltree 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Oldham 1876 Aug 25 Details Bexar none
Orange 852 Feb 05 Details Jefferson none
Palo Pinto 1856 Aug 27 Details Navarro, Bosque none
Panola 1846 Mar 20 Details Harrison, Shelby none
Parker 1855 Dec 02 Details Bosque, Navarro none
Parmer 1876 Aug 26 Details Bexar none
Pecos 1871 May 03 Details Presidio Reeves 1883, Terrell 1905, Val Verde 1885
Polk 1846 Mar 30 Details Liberty San Jacinto 1870, Trinity 1850
Potter 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Presidio 1850 Jan 03 Details Bexar, Santa Fe Brewster 1887, Pecos 1871, Jeff Davis 1887
Rains 1870 Jun 09 Details Hopkins, Hunt, Wood none
Randall 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Reagan 1903 mar 07 Details Tom Green none
Real 1913 Apr 03 Details Bandera, Kerr, Edwards none
Red River 1836 Mar 17 Details old Miller County, Arkansas Territory Bowie 1840, Fannin 1837, Lamar 1840, Titus 1846
Reeves 1883 Apr 14 Details Pecos none
Refugio 1836 Mar 17 Details old Mexican Muncipality Aransas 1871, Bee 1875
Roberts 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Robertson 1837 Dec 14 Details Milam Navasto 1841, Dallas 1846, Leon 1846, Limestone 1846, McLennan 1850, Navarro 1846
Rockwall 1873 Mar 01 Details Kaufman none
Runnels 1858 Feb 01 Details Bexar, Travis none
Rusk 1843 Jan 16 Details Nacogdoches Gregg 1873
Sabine 1837 Dec 14 Details none
San Augustine 1829 9 18 Details old Mexican Muncipality none
San Jacinto 1870 Aug 13 Details Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, Walker none
San Patricio 1829 9 18 Details old Mexican Muncipality Bee 1857, Live Oak 1856, Nueces 1846, Webb 1848
San Saba 1856 Feb 01 Details Bexar none
Santa Fe 1848 Feb 10 Details State of Texas Presidio 1850, El Paso 1850, (Worth 1850 remainder dissolved as part of Compromise of 1850, ceded to New Mexico)
Schleicher 1887 Apr 01 Details Crockett none
Scurry 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Shackelford 1856 Ffe 01 Details Bosque none
Shelby 1836 Mar 17 Details Harrison 1839, Panola 1846
Sherman 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Smith 1846 Apr 11 Details Nacogdoches none
Somervell 1875 Mar 13 Details Hood, Johnson none
Starr 1848 Feb 10 Details Nueces Brooks 1911, Duval 1858, Zapata 1858
Stephens 1861 Dec 17 Details renamed from Buchanan none
Sterling 1891 Mar 04 Details Tom Green dissolved back to Tom Green 1891
Stonewall 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar, Fannin none
Sutton 1887 Apr 01 Details Crockett none
Swisher 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar, Young none
Tarrant 1849 Dec 20 Details Navarro none
Taylor 1858 Feb 01 Details Bexar, Travis none
Terrell 1905 Apr 08 Details Pecos none
Terry 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar, Martin none
Throckmorton 1858 Jan 19 Details Bosque, Fannin none
Titus 1846 May 11 Details Bowie, Red River Franklin 1875, Morris 1875
Tom Green 1874 Mar 13 Details Bexar Coke 1889, Crane 1887, Ector 1887, Glasscock 1887, Iron 1889, Loving 1887, Midland 1885, Reagan 1903, Sterling 1891, Upton 1867, Ward 1887, Winkler 1887
Travis 1840 Jan 25 Details Bastrop Brown 1856, Burnet 1852, Callahan 1858, Coleman 1858, Comal 1846, Eastland 1858, Gillespie 1848, Hays 1848, Lampasas 1856, Runnels 1858, Taylor 1858
Trinity 1850 Feb 11 Details Houston, Polk none
Tyler 1846 Apr 03 Details Liberty none
Upshur 1846 Apr 27 Details Harrison, Nacogdoches Camp 1874, Gregg 1873
Upton 1867 Feb 26 Details Tom Green none
Uvalde 1850 feb 08 Details Bexar Bandera 1856, Dimmit 1858, Frio 1858, Zavala 1858
Val Verde 1885 Mar 24 Details Crockett, Kinney, Pecos none
Van Zandt 1848 Mar 20 Details Henderson Wood 1850
Victoria 1829 9 18 Details old Mexican Muncipality Calhoun 1846, DeWitt 1846, Lavaca 1846
Walberger 1858 8 18 Details Fannin none
Walker 1846 Apr 06 Details Montgomery, Grimes Madison 1842, San Jacinto 1870
Waller 1873 Apr 28 Details Austin, Grimes none
Ward 1887 Feb 26 Details Tom Green none
Washington 1829 9 18 Details Texas muncipality Navasto 1841, Burleson 1846, Lee 1874, Montgomery 1837
Webb 1848 Jan 28 Details Bexar, San Patricio Dimmit 1858, Zapata 1858, La Salle 1858
Wheeler 1876 Apr 21 Details Bexar, Young, Fannin none
Wichita 1858 Feb 01 Details Fannin, Young none
Wilbarger 1858 Feb 01 Details Bexar, Fannin none
Willacy 1911 Mar 11 Details Cameron, Hidalgo Kenedy 1921
Williamson 1848 Mar 13 Details Milam Burnet 1852
Wilson 1860 Feb 13 Details Bexar, Karnes none
Winkler 1887 Feb 26 Details Tom Green none
Wise 1856 Jan 23 Details Cooke none
Wood 1850 Feb 05 Details Van Zandt Rains 1870
Worth 1850 Jan 03 Details Santa Fe ceded to New Mexico 1850
Yoakum 1876 Aug 21 Details Bexar none
Young 1856 Feb 02 Details Bosque, Fannin Hall 1876, Hansford 1876, Hartley 1876, Hemphill 1876, Hockley 1876, Howard 1876, Kent 1876, Knox 1858, Nolan 1876, Swisher 1876, Wheeler 1876, Wichita 1858
Zapata 1858 Jan 22 Details Starr, Webb Brooks 1911
Zavala 1858 Feb 01 Details Uvalde, Maverick none

References

  1. [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Texas/viewer.htm Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor; Gordon DenBoer, Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Book Digitizing Director and Digital Compiler; Emily Kelley, Research Associate; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant. Copyright The Newberry Library 2008.

 

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