Galveston County, Texas

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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/campbell_cemetery/campbell_cemetery.html Campbell Bayou Cemetery]  ~  TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/campbell_cemetery/campbell_cemetery.html Campbell Bayou Cemetery]  ~  TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/crystal_beach_community_cemetery/crystalbeachhomepage.html Crystal Beach Community Cemetery ] ~  TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/crystal_beach_community_cemetery/crystalbeachhomepage.html Crystal Beach Community Cemetery ] ~  TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107453 Lakeview Cemetery, Galveston] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/MagnoliaCemetery/MagnoliaCemetery.htm Magnolia Cemetery]  ~  TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/MagnoliaCemetery/MagnoliaCemetery.htm Magnolia Cemetery]  ~  TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/san_leon_cemetry/sanleonhomepage.html San Leon Cemetery ] ~  TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/san_leon_cemetry/sanleonhomepage.html San Leon Cemetery ] ~  TXGenWeb  

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Galveston County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Galveston County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 15, 1838
County Seat Galveston
Courthouse



Contents

County Courthouse

TexasGalvestonCourthouse.jpg

History

Galveston Island was the temporary seat of government of the Republic of Texas during the Texas Revolution.

Parent County

1838--Galveston County was created 15 May 1838 from Brazoria and Liberty Counties. County seat: Galveston [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Galveston County border changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Bayou Vista
Clear Lake Shores
Dickinson
Friendswood
Galveston
Hitchcock
Jamaica Beach
Kemah
La Marque
League City
Santa Fe
Texas City

Villages

Tiki Island


Census-designated places

Bacliff
Bolivar Peninsula
San Leon


Unincorporated areas

Algoa
Bayview
Crystal Beach
Gilchrist
High Island
Port Bolivar

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries


Census

Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners Of Texas  ~  Galveston County  ~  TXGenWeb

Local Histories

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

  • Home Town News  -  Texas Newspaper Index with links
  • Newslink  -  Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
  • The Olden Times   -   Historic Texas News Online
  • Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Galveston newspapers from the early 1800's that covered local news on Galveston County residents as well as residents from surrounding counties.

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Dickinson Public Library
1837 Hwy 517 E
Dickinson, TX 77539
Phone: (281) 534-3812


Friendswood Public Library
416 S Friendswood Dr
Friendswood, TX 77546
Phone: (281) 482-7135
Website


Rosenberg Library
2310 Sealy Ave
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: (409) 763-8854
Website


Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library
8005 Barry Ave
Hitchcock, TX 77563
Phone: (409) 986-7814
Website


La Marque Public Library
1011 Bayou Rd
La Marque, TX 77568
Phone: (409) 938-9270
Website


Helen Hall Library
100 W Walker St
League City, TX 77573
Phone: (281) 554-1111
Website


Mae S Bruce Library
13302 6th St
Santa Fe, TX 77510
Phone: (409) 925-5540
Website


Moore Memorial Public Library
1701 9th Ave N
Texas City, TX 77590
Phone: (409) 643-5970
Website

Family History Centers

505 Deseret Dr
Friendswood, Galveston, Texas, United States
Phone: 281-996-9346
Hours: T 10am-2pm & 6pm-9pm; Th 10am-2pm; F 11am-3pm; Sat (2nd) 11am-3pm.
Closed: Thanksgiving week, two weeks at christmas

3300 77th St
Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States
Phone: 409-744-7938
Hours: T, Sat by appt; W 7pm-9pm

4655 S Shore Blvd
League City, Galveston, Texas, United States
Phone: 281-535-3034
Hours: T-Th 7pm-9pm; Sat 10am-12pm

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).