Sunday, 20 Apr 2014

Welcome to Fannin County

What's New...

More from the HGPL!
The Honey Grove Preservation League continues to add great tools for researchers. For example, a 1916 First Baptist Church directory, Histories of the early Presbyterian Churches with names of members and various other early directories. Check 'em out!

Announcements...

New Historical Website!
The Fannin County Historical Commission has launched a New FCCH Website which will contain information of interest to researchers. The initial emphasis is on sites with historical markers. The site will include detailed information on some of these sites. See, for example, the 1915 membership directory of the First Christian Church of Bonham. Check the What's New page to see new items they have added.

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1880s Courthouse

Fannin County lies along the famed Red River and was once part of the original Red River County created after Texas declared Independence from Mexico. Fannin County, was carved out of Red River County prior to statehood on 14 December 1837 along with 39 other north Texas counties.

Texas was first an independent nation before becoming a constituent state of the United States. On 29 Dec 1845, Texas joined the United States as the 28th state although the transfer of government did not occur until 19 Feb 1846.

Fannin County was named for James Walker Fannin Jr.. The county seat of Bonham, is named for James Butler Bonham. Both of these men died in the War for Texas Independence.

For a detailed history of Fannin county, make a quick visit to the Fannin County page at the Handbook of Texas Online. We'll meet you back here.

To our researchers: Always complete your own research. Mistakes can and will appear. (If you've never made a typo and don't understand how this could happen, please contact us. We have some obituaries that need transcribing.) Please submit corrections or additional information. Photographs and biographical information can be added at any time.


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