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If you have family history, stories, photos, books, marriages, births &
death records. Newspaper clippings such as obits, birth, wedding,
military, wills or other data about Martin County. Send the files to me
and I will upload it. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Add your family surnames so others can contact
you. A great way to find more information and meet new cousins! Send me an
include your surnames and I will add them.
Martin County was formed on August 21, 1876, from Bexar County and named for
Wylie Martin, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred
colonists. Martin County was attached to Mitchell County for administrative
purposes for five months and then attached to Howard County until 1884, when
the county was reduced to its present size and organized with Mariensfield
(now Stanton) as the county seat. The first white settlement in what is now
Martin County was Grelton (later known as Mariensfield), which was
established in 1881 by John Konz and his family under the sponsorship of the
Texas and Pacific Railway.--
Handbook of Texas Online --
I would also like to Challenge each
visitor to adopt one Veteran of any War to post a small
Biography or Photo. I want to honor all of those who have fought
for our Freedom...
Martin County Blog
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the Martin County Site.
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