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MORRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Morris County History

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    Created and organized in 1875, with Daingerfield as county seat. Named for William W. Morris (1805-1883), who came to Texas in 1849, when the Civil War began in 1861, was in 8th Legislature that armed the state, enacted soldiers' families' relief laws and set up 2,000 mile frontier and coastline defenses. Also in 13th Legislature, 1873-75.

    Of the 254 Texas counties, 42 bear Indian, French or Spanish names. 10 honor such colonizers as Stephen F. Austin, "Father of Texas." 12 were named for Washington, Clay and other American patriots. 96 were named for men who fought in the Texas War for Independence (15 dying at the Alamo), signed the Declaration of Independence from Mexico, or served as statesmen in the Republic of Texas. 23 have the names of frontiersmen and pioneers. 11 honor American statesmen who worked for the annexation of Texas; 10, leaders in Texas since statehood, including jurists, ministers, educators, historians, statesmen; and 36, men like Morris prominent in the Confederacy during the Civil War. Delta and 8 others have geographical names. San Jacinto and Val Verde were named for battles; Live Oak and Orange, for trees; and Mason for a fort.
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    Morris County Courthouse
    Morris County
    Morris County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Morris 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 - Daingerfield
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  • Morris County Vintage Maps
    TX - Morris County 1907 postal map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Morris County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Morris  County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Morris County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Morris County Texas 1940s map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Morris County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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