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Jones County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Anson
Address 1100 12th St # 2,
Anson, TX 79501
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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




1880 County Census  ~  TXGenWeb




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

Local Histories







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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • Jones County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Jones County  ~  TXGenWeb
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.*Family History Library Catalog
  • Jones County; PO Box 552; Anson, TX 79501; Ph. 915.823.3762 Details: (Co Clk has b & d rec from 1903, m & land rec from 1881 & pro rec from 1882; Dis Clk has div & ct rec)


  1. Handbook of Texas Online: Jones County
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Jones County


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