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History

During the period of 1519 to 1848, all or parts of Texas were claimed by six countries: Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the United States of America as well as the Confederate States of America in 1861-65.

When Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821, Mexican Texas was part of the new nation. To encourage settlement, Mexican authorities allowed organized immigration from the United States, and by 1834, over 30,000 Anglos lived in Texas. Angry at the government in Mexico City, Texans fought and won the Texas Revolution in 1835-36 and became an independent nation, the Republic of Texas. Nine years later, in 1845, Texas joined the United States, becoming the 28th state. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Texas(external link)

For more information regarding the history of Texas, visit The Handbook of Texas Online sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association at: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/(external link)

Maps

Modern day county map http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/texas_map.html(external link)

County Information

See Wikipedia for modern day county information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Texas(external link)


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