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  Houston County, Tennessee



Houston County is located in Middle Tennessee, one of the state's three "grand divisions". 

It is bordered on the north by Stewart County, on the east by Montgomery & Dickson Counties, on the south by Humphreys County and on the west by Henry & Benton Counties.  

Houston County was established in 1871 from lands that had been part of Dickson, Humphreys, and Stewart Counties. Erin is the County Seat. The county was named for Samuel Houston (1793-1863), a Tennessee Congressman and Governor, as well as the first President of the Texas republic.

Houston County History   

Goodspeed's History Houston County Timeline
Houston County Settlements
"I've Been Working on the Railroad" by Ira Bell
(A look at Houston County history and how it evolved around the railroad)
Houston County Schools


Houston County Ancestors   

Goodspeed's Biographies

 Houston County Surnames

Civil War Letters of Thomas Martin Webb

 Bailey Family

Bell Brigham Bailey W.W.I

 George Nelson Bailey

Joseph Lee and Laura Bell (Baggett) Chambers Family

 Knight Family

Lee Family

 James Sanford Lee

Scholes Family #1

 Scholes Family #2

The Tales They Told

 Unidentified Photographs


Houston County Research   

Houston County Research Sources

 Houston County Public Library

 Houston County Friends of the Library

 Houston County Historical Society
Local, State, and Federal Research Sources

 Houston County Court House

Related Homepages of Houston County Researchers
Look-up Volunteers
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 Houston County Post Offices


Houston County Bulletin Board   


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