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SAN JACINTO COUNTY, TEXAS

30 34' 48" N, 95 9' 36" W (30.58, -95.16)
Population: 27,707 Est. (2016) 26,384 (2010)
Total area: 628 square miles (1,630 km2)
569 square miles (1,470 km2) land
59 square miles (150 km2) water

San Jacinto County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • San Jacinto County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Trinity County (N) Polk County (NE) Liberty County (SE) Montgomery County (SW) Walker County (NW)

    San Jacinto County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker)

    San Jacinto County

    Eighteenth century Spanish explorers gave to the hyacinth-choked stream the name of Saint Hyacinth.
    Anglo-Americans settled here after 1820.
    Formed from portions of Polk, Montgomery, Liberty and Walker counties.
    Created January 5, 1869;
    recreated August 13, 1870;
    organized December 1, 1870.
    County seat, Cold Springs, 1870; later, Coldspring.
    San Jacinto County Courthouse


    Old San Jacinto County Jail
    Texas San Jacinto County County Courthouse
    Photos courtesy Terry Jeanson

    San Jacinto 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 - Coldspring
    Book Hotel Here - Shepherd Hotels
  • Byspot ghost town
  • Camilla
  • Coldspring County Seat
  • Everitt Ghost town
  • Old Waverly ghost town
  • Point Blank
  • Pumpkin
  • Shepherd
  • Snow Town
  • Snow Hill
  • Urbana ghost town

  • San Jacinto County Vintage Maps
    TX San Jacinto County  1907 Postal Map
    1907 San Jacinto County Postal Map
    (from Texas state map #2090)

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX San Jacinto County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing San Jacinto County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX San Jacinto County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing San Jacinto County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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