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ROBERTSON COUNTY, TEXAS

31 1' 48" N, 96 30' 36" W (31.03, -96.51)
Population: 16,751 est. (2016) 16,622 (2010)
Total area: 865 square miles (2,240 km2)
856 square miles (2,220 km2) land
9.7 square miles (25 km2) water

Robertson County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Robertson County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Limestone County (N) Leon County (NE) Brazos County (SE) Burleson County (S) Milam County (SW) Falls County (NW)

    Robertson County History

    1936 Centennial Marker (on US Hwy 79, 1.3 miles E of Franklin)

    ROBERTSON COUNTY

    Formed from Milam County,
    created Decemeber 14, 1837,
    organized March, 1838.
    Named in honor of Sterling Clack Robertson, 1784-1842, early Texas empresario, signer of the declaration of independence.
    County seat, Franklin, 1838,
    Wheelock, 1847, Owensville, 1853, Calvert, 1868, Franklin, since 1879.



    Historical Marker ( in roadside park, 6.5 miles E. of Franklin)

    ROBERTSON COUNTY

    Settled by people from Tennessee under an 1822 contract held by Sterling Clark Robertson (1785-1842), who later signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. Colony and county were named for him.

    County was created Dec. 14, 1837; organized March 1838. County seats: "Old Franklin," 1838-1850;
    Wheelock, 1850-1855; Owensville, 1855-1869; Calvert, 1870-1879; Franklin since 1879.

    Sent 5 troop companies into Confederate service in Civil War. Established mill to make flour, cotton and wool cloth. Furnished cotton cards, medicines, flour, bacon and salt to soldiers' families.
    Robertson County Courthouse
    Texas - Robertson County Courthouse
    Robertson County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Robertson 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 - Franklin
    Book Hotel Here - Franklin Hotels
  • Bald Prairie
  • Benchley
  • Black Jack
  • Boone Prairie
  • Bremond
  • Calvert
  • Easterly
  • Franklin County seat
  • Hearne
  • Mumford
  • New Baden
  • Owensville ghost town
  • Ridge
  • Wheelock

  • Robertson County Vintage Maps
    Robertson County 1907 Postal map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Robertson County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Robertson County 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Robertson County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Robertson County 1940s map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Robertson County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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