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The county is named after Kentucky's First Governor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Shelby Isaac Shelby] (1750-1826).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of Counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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The county is named after Kentucky's First Governor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Shelby Isaac Shelby] (1750-1826).<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Texas Wikipedia</ref>  
  
 
This county was the scene of the Regulator-Moderator War, 1841-1844.  
 
This county was the scene of the Regulator-Moderator War, 1841-1844.  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
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County Courthouse

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History

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The county is named after Kentucky's First Governor Isaac Shelby (1750-1826).[1]

This county was the scene of the Regulator-Moderator War, 1841-1844.

Parent County

1836--Shelby County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Center [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

http://www.countygenweb.com/TxShelby/

Cemeteries 

http://www.countygenweb.com/TxShelby/cemeteries.htm

http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Shelby8.htm

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

http://www.countygenweb.com/TxShelby/history.htm

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith & Trinity at www.rootsweb.com

Military

http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm

http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm

http://www.virtualwall.org/istate/istattx.htm

http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html

Newspapers

http://www.shelbycountytoday.com/index.php

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries

http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.

References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Texas Wikipedia
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).