Jones County, Texas Genealogy

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United StatesTexasCounties IJ > Jones County

Jones County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Jones County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Anson
Courthouse
TexasJonesCourthouse.jpg
Address 1100 12th St # 2,
Anson, TX 79501
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Contents

History

The earliest settlement occurred in 1851 with the establishment of Fort Phantom hill, which was abandoned in 1854 and re-established in 1872.

Parent County

1858--Jones County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar Land District and Bosque County, but was not organized until 1881. [1]

County seat: Originally, Jones City.  The town's name was changed to Anson in 1882. [2] [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Jones County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Abilene (mostly in Taylor county) | Anson | Avoca | Hamlin (partly in Fisher county) | Hawley | Lueders (partly in Shackelford county) | Nugent | Stamford (partly in Haskell county)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Census

1880 County Census  ~  TXGenWeb

Church

Court

Land

Land Survey Abstract Indices Original Land Owners of TX  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Anson Public Library
1137 12th St
Anson, TX 79501
Phone: (325) 823-2711


Stamford Carnegie Library
600 E Mcharg St
Stamford, TX 79553
Phone: (325) 773-2532


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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handbook of Texas Online: Jones County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcj09
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Jones County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcj09