[JOHN DILLARD HUNT]
Mr. Hunt was born in Bastrop County, Texas, in 1839, and came to
Hamilton County in 1883. He bought land on the Cowhouse, and engaged in
farming and stock raising specializing in well bred Holstein and Jersey
cattle. He was elected county commissioner in 1896. Mr. Hunt was a
Mr. Hunt was identified with the location of Hamilton where it now is
as the county seat. The County News has been informed that he
offered to donate land to locate the county seat about seven miles
southeast of the present location, and there was an election held to
determine which location should be used.
John W. Hunt, now living at Hamilton (1938) is a son of John D. Hunt.
HAMILTON COUNTY NEWS --Vol. 8, No.10
THE CARLTON CITIZEN --Vol. 30, No. 23
Hamilton County, TX
Friday, June 24, 1938