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FANNIN COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Fannin County History

    (1936 Marker on Hwy 56 roadside park east 4 miles from Bonham ):

    FANNIN COUNTY

    The area was first settled by Anglo-Americans who traveled up the Red River by steamboat in 1836. Fannin County was created in 1837, organized in 1838, and named for James W. Fannin (1805-36), who was massacred with his soldiers at Goliad (March 27, 1836) after surrendering to the Mexican Army. County officials first met at Jacob Black's cabin on the Red River. The county seat was moved in 1840 to Warren and in 1843 to Bois d'Arc, which was renamed in 1844 in honor of James Butler Bonham (1807-36), a hero of the siege of the Alamo.

    Fannin County Courthouse
    TX - Fannin County Courthouse
    Fannin County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson

    Fannin County Town List

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    County Seat - Bonham
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  • Bagby
  • Bailey
  • Bonham County Seat
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  • Dodd City
  • Ector
  • Gober
  • Gum Springs
  • Honey Grove
  • Ivanhoe
  • Ladonia
  • Lamasco
  • Leonard
  • Monkstown
  • Mulberry
  • Orangeville
  • Portland
  • Randolph
  • Ravenna
  • Savoy
  • Telephone
  • Trenton
  • Windom
  • TX Fannin County  1907 Postal Map
    Fannin County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Fannin County  1920s Map
    Fannin County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Fannin County  1940s Map
    Fannin County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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