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GRIMES COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Grimes County History

    (Historical Marker on courthouse grounds)

    GRIMES COUNTY

    On road used 1690 by Spanish explorer Alonso de Leon. In 1821 Andrew Millican began settlement. Henry Fanthorp opened his inn 1834, a post office 1835. Kenneth Anderson, last Vice-President, Republic of Texas, died at Fanthorp's, 1845. After his burial here town was named for him.

    County created and organized 1846. Named in honor of Jesse Grimes (1788-1866), a signer of Declaration of Independence and member of Congress, Republic of Texas.

    Anderson was made the county seat. During Civil War, 1861-1865, had a gun factory, furnished troops, food, cotton.
    1936

    Grimes County Courthouse
    TX - Grimes County Courthouse
    Grimes County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Grimes County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Anderson
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  • Anderson - County Seat
  • Apolonia ghost town
  • Bedias
  • Courtney
  • Grimesville ghost town
  • Iola
  • Navasota
  • Plantersville
  • Retreat ghost town
  • Richards
  • Roans Prairie
  • Shiro
  • Singleton
  • Stoneham ghost town
  • Yarboro ghost town

  • Grimes County TX 1882 Map
    From 1882 Texas state map #2134 showing Grimes County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Grimes County 1907 postal map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Grimes County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Grimes County 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Grimes County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Grimes County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Grimes County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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