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Name of County Date Formed Parent County Progeny County
Anderson 24 Mar 1846 Houston none
Andrews 21 Aug 1875 Bexar none
Angelina 21 Apr 1846 Nacogdoches none
Aransas 18 Sep 1871 Refugio none
Archer 22 Jan 1858 Fannin none
Armstrong 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Atascosa 25 Jan 1856 Bexar Frio 1858, McMullen 1858
Austin 1829 old Mexican Municipality Fort Bend 1837, Waller 1873
Bailey 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Bandera 25 Jan 1856 Uvalde, Bexar Real 1913
Bastrop 1829 old Mexican Muncipality Fayette 1837, Lee 1874, Travis 1840
Baylor 01 Feb 1858 Fannin none
Bee 08 Dec 1857 Goliad, Live Oak, Refugio, San Patricio
Bell 22 Jan 1850 Milam Burnet 1852, Coryell 1854, Lampasas 1856
Bexar 1829 old Mexican Muncipality 1840s: Comal 1846, Gillespie 1848, Guadalupe 1846, Medina 1848, Presidio, 1850, Uvalde 1850, Webb 1848, El Paso 1850, Kinney 1850
Bexar see above 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 see above see above Andrews 1875, Crockett 1875, Tom Green 1874
Bexar see above 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 12 Feb 1858 Burnet, Comal, hays, Gillespie Kendall 1862
Borden 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Bosque 04 Feb 1854 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 17 Dec 1840 Red River Cass 1846, Titus 1846
Brazoria 1829 old Mexican Muncipality Galveston 1838
Brazos 28 Jan 1842 renamed from Navasto none
Brewster 02 Feb 1887 Presidio none
Briscoe 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Brooks 11 Mar 1911 Starr, Zapata, Hidalgo Jim Hogg 1913
Brown 27 Aug 1856 Travis, Comache Coleman 1858, Mills 1887
Buchanan 20 Jan 1858 Bosque renamed Stephens 1861
Burleson 24 Mar 1846 Milam, Washington Lee 1874
Burnet 05 Feb 1852 Bell, Lampasas, Travis, Williamson Blanco 1858
Caldwell 06 Mar 1848 Gonzales none
Calhoun 04 Apr 1846 Jackson, Matagorda, Victoria none
Callahan 01 Feb 1858 Bexar, Bosque, Milam, Travis none
Cameron 12 Feb 1848 Nueces Hidalgo 1852, Kenedy 1921, Willacy 1911
Camp 06 Apr 1874 Upshur none
Carson 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Cass

25 Apr 1846
16 May 1871

Bowie
renamed from Davis
renamed Davis 1861
Castro 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Chambers 12 Feb1858 Jefferson, Liberty none
Cherokee 11 Apr 1846 Nacogdoches none
Childress 11 Apr 1876 Bexar, Fannin, Young none
Clay 24 Dec 1857 Cooke none
Cochran 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Coke 13 Mar 1889 Tom Green none
Coleman 01 Feb 1858 Travis, Brown none
Collin 03 Apr 1846 Fannin none
Collingsworth 21 Aug 1876 Bexar, Fannin, Young none
Colorado 1829 old Mexican Muncipality Fayette 1837, Lavaca 1846, Lee 1874, Wharton 1846
Comal 24 Mar 1846 Bexar, Gonzales, Travis Blanco 1858
Comanche 25 Jan 1856 Bosque, Coryell Brown 1856, Hamilton 1842, Mills 1887
Concho 01 Feb 1858 Bexar none
Cooke 20 Mar 1848 Fannin Clay 1857, jack 1856, Montague 1857, Wise 1856
Coryell 04 Feb 1854 Bell, McLennan Comanche 1856, Eastland 1858, Erath 1856, Hamilton 1842
Cottle 11 Aug1876 Fannin Foard 1891
Crane 26 Feb 1887 Tom Green none
Crockett 22 Jan 1875 Bexar Schleicher 1887, Sutton 1887, Val Verde 1885
Crosby 21 Aug 1876 Bexar Lubbock 1876
Culberson 10 Mar 1911 El Paso none
Dallam 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Dallas 20 Mar 1846 Nacogdoches, Robertson none
Davis 17 Dec 1861 renamed from Cass renamed Cass 1871
Dawson 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Deaf Smith 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Delta 29 Jul 1870 Hopkins, Lamar none
Denton 11 Apr 1846 Fannin none
De Witt 24 Mar 1846 Goliad, Gonzales, Victoria Karnes 1854
Dickens 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Dimmit 01 Feb1 858 Bexar, Maverick, Uvalde, Webb none
Donley 21 Aug 1876 Bexar, Jack none
Duval 01 Feb 1858 Live Oak, Starr, Nueces Jim Hogg 1913
Eastland 01 Feb 1858 Bosque, Coryell, Travis none
Ector 26 Feb 1887 Tom Green none
Edwards 01 Feb 1858 Bexar Real 1913
Ellis 20 Dec 1849 Navarro Johnson 1854
El Paso 03 Jan 1850 Bexar, Santa Fe Culberson 1911, Hudspeth 1917
Encinal 01 Feb 1856 Webb dissolved back to Webb 1899
Erath 25 Jan 1856 Bosque, Coryell none
Falls 28 Jan 1850 Limestone, Milam none
Fannin 14 Dec 1837 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 14 Dec 1837 Bastorp, Colorado Lee 1874, Lavaca 1846
Fisher 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Floyd 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Foard 03 Mar 1891 Cottle, Hardeman, King, Knox none
Fort Bend 29 dec 1837 Austin none
Franklin 06 Mar 1875 Titus none
Freestone 06 Sep 1850 Limestone none
Frio 01 Feb 1858 Atascosa, Bexar, Uvalde none
Gaines 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Galveston 15 May 1838 Brazoria, Liberty none
Garza 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Gillespie 23 Feb 1848 Bexar, Texas Blanco 1858, Mason 1858
Glasscock 04 Apr 1887 Tom Green none
Goliad 1829 old Mexican Muncipality Bee 1857, DeWitt 1846, Karnes 1854
Gonzales 1829 old Mexican Muncipality Caldwell 1848, Comal 1846, DeWitt 1846, Guadalupe 1846, Lavaca 1846
Gray 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Grayson 17 Mar 1846 Fannin none
Greer 1860 Texas state land now in State of Oklahoma, 1896
Gregg 12 Apr 1873 Rusk, Upshur none
Grimes 06 Apr 1846 Montgomery Madison 1842, Waller 1873, Walker 1846
Guadalupe 30 Mar 1846 Bexar, Gonzales none
Hale 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Hall 21 Aug 1876 Bexar, Young none
Hamilton 22 Jan 1842 Bosque, Comanche, Coryell, Lampasas Mills 1887
Hansford 21 Aug 1876 Bexar, Young none
Hardeman 21 Feb 1858 Fannin Foard 1891
Harris 28 Dec 1839 renamed from Harrisburg none
Harrisburg 1829 old Mexican Muncipality renamed Harris 1839
Harrison 28 Jan 1839 Shelby Panola 1846, Upshur 1846, Marion 1860
Hartley 21 Aug 1876 Bexar, Young none
Haskell 01 Feb1 858 Fannin, Milam none
Hays 01 Mar 1847 Travis Blanco 1858
Hemphill 21 Aug 1876 Bexar, Young none
Henderson 27 Apr 1846 Houston, Nacogdoches Kaufman 1848, Van Zandt 1848
Hidalgo 24 Jan 1852 Cameron Brooks 1911, Kenedy 1921, Willacy 1911
Hill 07 Feb 1853 Navarro Johnson 1854
Hockley 21 Aug 1876 Bexar, Young none
Hood 02 Nov 1865 Johnson Somervell 1875
Hopkins 25 Mar 1846 Lamar, Nacogdoches Delta 1870, Rains 1870
Houston 08 Jan 1837 Nacogdoches Anderson 1846, Henderson 1846, Trinity 1850
Howard 21 Aug 1876 Bexar, Young none
Hudspeth 15 May 1917 El Paso none
Hunt 11 Apr 1846 Fannin, Ncogdoches Rains 1870
Hutchinson 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Irion 07 mar 1889 Tom Green none
Jack 27 Aug 1856 Cooke Donley 1876
Jackson 17 Mar 1836 old Mexican Muncipality Calhoun 1846, Lavaca 1846, Wharton 1846
Jasper 17 Mar 1836 old Mexican Muncipality Newton 1846
Jeff Davis 15 Mar 1887 Presidio none
Jefferson 17 Mar 1836 old Mexican Muncipality Chambers 1858, Hardin 1858, Orange 1852
Jim Hogg 31 Mar 1913 Brooks, Duval none
Jim Wells 11 Mar 1911 Nueces none
Johnson 04 Feb 1854 Ellis, Hill, navarro, McLennan Hood 1865, Somervell 1875
Jones 01 Feb 1858 Bexar, Bosque none
Karnes 04 Feb 1854 Bexar, DeWitt, Goliad Wilson 1860
Kaufman 26 Feb 1848 Henderson Rockwall 1873
Kendall 10 Jan 1862 Blanco, Kerr none
Kenedy 02 Apr 1921 Willacy, Hidalgo, Cameron none
Kent 21 Aug 1876 Bexar, Young none
Kerr 25 Jan 1856 Bexar Kendall 1862, real 1913
Kimble 22 Jan 1858 Bexar none
King 21 Aug 1876 Bexar, Fannin Foard 1891
Kinney 28 Jan 1850 Bexar Val Verde 1885, Maverick 1856
Kleberg 27 Feb 1913 Nueces none
Knox 01 Feb 1858 Bexar, Young, Fannin Foard 1891
Lamar 17 Dec 1840 Red River Delta 1870, Hopkins 1846
Lamb 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Lampasas 01 Feb1 856 Bell, Travis Hamilton 1842, Mills 1887, Burnet 1852
La Salle 01 Feb 1858 Bexar, Webb none
Lavaca 06 Apr 1846 Colorado, Fayette, Gonzales, Jackson, Victoria none
Lee 14 Apr 1874 Bastrop, Burleston, Colorado, Fayette, Washington none
Leon 17 Mar 1846 Robertson Madison 1842
Liberty 1829 old Spanish Muncipality Chambers 1858, Galveston 1838, Hardin 1858, Polk 1846, San Jacinto 1870, Tyler 1846
Limestone 11 Apr 1846 Robertson Falls 1850, Freestone 1850
Lipscomb 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Live Oak 12 Feb 1856 Nueces, San Patricio Bee 1875, McMullen 1858, Duval 1858
Llano 01 Feb 1856 Bexar none
Loving 26 Feb 1887 Tom Green none
Lubbock 21 Aug 1876 Bexar, Crosby none
Lynn 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Madison 27 Jan 1842 Leon, Grimes, Walker none
Marion 08 Feb 1860 Cass, Harrison none
Martin 21 Aug 1876 Bexar Terry 1876
Mason 22 Jan 1858 Gillespie, Bexar none
Matagorda 1829 old Mexican Muncipality Calhoun 1846, Wharton 1846
Maverick 02 Feb 1856 Kenedy, Kinney Dimmit 1858, Zavala 1858
McCulloch 27 Aug 1856 Bexar none
McLennan 22 Jan 1850 Milam, Navarro, Robertson Bosque 1854, Coryell 1854, Johnson 1854
McMullen 01 Feb 1858 Bexar, Live Oak, Atascosa none
Medina 12 Feb1 848 Bexar none
Menard 22 Jan 1858 Bexar none
Midland 04 Mar 1885 Tom Green none
Milam 1829 old Mexican Muncipality Bell 1850, Bosque 1854, Burleson 1846,Callahan 1858, Falls 1850, Haskell 1858, McLennan 1850, Robertson 1837, Williamson 1848
Mills 1887 Comanche, Brown, Hamilton, Lampasas none
Mitchell 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Montague 24 Dec 1857 Cooke none
Montgomery 14 Dec 1837 Washington Grimes 1846, San Jacinto 1870, Walker 1846
Moore 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Morris 13 Mar 1875 Titus none
Motley 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Nacogdoches 1829 old Mexican Muncipality Angelina 1846, Cherokee 1846, Dallas 1846, Henderson 1846, Hopkins 1846, Houston 1837, Hunt 1846, Rusk 1843,Smith 1846, Upshur 1846
Navarro 25 Apr 1846 Robertson Ellis 1849, Hill 1853, Johnson 1854, Palo Pinto 1856, Parker 1855, Tarrant 1849, McLennan 1850
Navasota 30 Jan 1841 old Mexican Muncipality renamed Brazos 1842
Newton 22 Apr 1846 Jasper none
Nolan 21 Aug 1876 Bexar, Young none
Nueces 11 Apr 1846 San Patricio Cameron 1848, Duval 1858, Jim Wells 1911, Kleberg 1913, Live Oak 1856, Starr 1848
Ochiltree 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Oldham 25 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Orange 05 Feb1 852 Jefferson none
Palo Pinto 27 Aug 1856 Navarro, Bosque none
Panola 20 Mar 1846 Harrison, Shelby none
Parker 02 Dec 1855 Bosque, Navarro none
Parmer 26 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Pecos 03 May 1871 Presidio Reeves 1883, Terrell 1905, Val Verde 1885
Polk 30 Mar 1846 Liberty San Jacinto 1870, Trinity 1850
Potter 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Presidio 03 Jan 1850 Bexar, Santa Fe Brewster 1887, Pecos 1871, Jeff Davis 1887
Rains 09 Jun 1870 Hopkins, Hunt, Wood none
Randall 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Reagan 07 mar 1903 Tom Green none
Real 03 Apr 1913 Bandera, Kerr, Edwards none
Red River 17 Mar 1836 old Miller County, Arkansas Territory Bowie 1840, Fannin 1837, Lamar 1840, Titus 1846
Reeves 14 Apr 1883 Pecos none
Refugio 17 Mar 1836 old Mexican Muncipality Aransas 1871, Bee 1875
Roberts 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Robertson 14 Dec 1837 Milam Navasto 1841, Dallas 1846, Leon 1846, Limestone 1846, McLennan 1850, Navarro 1846
Rockwall 01 Mar 1873 Kaufman none
Runnels 01 Feb 1858 Bexar, Travis none
Rusk 16 Jan 1843 Nacogdoches Gregg 1873
Sabine 14 Dec 1837 none
San Augustine 1829 old Mexican Muncipality none
San Jacinto 13 Aug 1870 Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, Walker none
San Patricio 1829 old Mexican Muncipality Bee 1857, Live Oak 1856, Nueces 1846, Webb 1848
San Saba 01 Feb 1856 Bexar none
Santa Fe 10 Feb 1848 State of Texas Presidio 1850, El Paso 1850, (Worth 1850 remainder dissolved as part of Compromise of 1850, ceded to New Mexico)
Schleicher 01 Apr 1887 Crockett none
Scurry 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Shackelford 01 Ffeb 1856 Bosque none
Shelby 17 Mar 1836 Harrison 1839, Panola 1846
Sherman 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Smith 11 Apr 1846 Nacogdoches none
Somervell 13 Mar 1875 Hood, Johnson none
Starr 10 Feb 1848 Nueces Brooks 1911, Duval 1858, Zapata 1858
Stephens 17 Dec 1861 renamed from Buchanan none
Sterling 04 Mar 1891 Tom Green dissolved back to Tom Green 1891
Stonewall 21 Aug 1876 Bexar, Fannin none
Sutton 01 Apr 1887 Crockett none
Swisher 21 Aug 1876 Bexar, Young none
Tarrant 20 Dec 1849 Navarro none
Taylor 01 Feb 1858 Bexar, Travis none
Terrell 08 Apr 1905 Pecos none
Terry 21 Aug 1876 Bexar, Martin none
Throckmorton 19 Jan 1858 Bosque, Fannin none
Titus 11 May 1846 Bowie, Red River Franklin 1875, Morris 1875
Tom Green 13 Mar 1874 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 25 Jan 1840 Bastrop Brown 1856, Burnet 1852, Callahan 1858, Coleman 1858, Comal 1846, Eastland 1858, Gillespie 1848, Hays 1848, Lampasas 1856, Runnels 1858, Taylor 1858
Trinity 11 Feb 1850 Houston, Polk none
Tyler 03 Apr 1846 Liberty none
Upshur 27 Apr 1846 Harrison, Nacogdoches Camp 1874, Gregg 1873
Upton 26 Feb 1867 Tom Green none
Uvalde 08 feb 1850 Bexar Bandera 1856, Dimmit 1858, Frio 1858, Zavala 1858
Val Verde 24 Mar 1885 Crockett, Kinney, Pecos none
Van Zandt 20 Mar 1848 Henderson Wood 1850
Victoria 1829 old Mexican Muncipality Calhoun 1846, DeWitt 1846, Lavaca 1846
Walberger 1858 Fannin none
Walker 06 Apr 1846 Montgomery, Grimes Madison 1842, San Jacinto 1870
Waller 28 Apr 1873 Austin, Grimes none
Ward 26 Feb 1887 Tom Green none
Washington 1829 Texas muncipality Navasto 1841, Burleson 1846, Lee 1874, Montgomery 1837
Webb 28 Jan 1848 Bexar, San Patricio Dimmit 1858, Zapata 1858, La Salle 1858
Wheeler 21 Apr 1876 Bexar, Young, Fannin none
Wichita 01 Feb 1858 Fannin, Young none
Wilbarger 01 Feb 1858 Bexar, Fannin none
Willacy 11 Mar 1911 Cameron, Hidalgo Kenedy 1921
Williamson 13 Mar 1848 Milam Burnet 1852
Wilson 13 Feb 1860 Bexar, Karnes none
Winkler 26 Feb 1887 Tom Green none
Wise 23 Jan 1856 Cooke none
Wood 05 Feb 1850 Van Zandt Rains 1870
Worth 03 Jan 1850 Santa Fe ceded to New Mexico 1850
Yoakum 21 Aug 1876 Bexar none
Young 02 Feb 1856 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 22 Jan 1858 Starr, Webb Brooks 1911
Zavala 01 Feb 1858 Uvalde, Maverick none

 

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