Jackson County, Texas History        

History

Jackson County, on U.S. Highway 59 in the Coastal Prairies region southwest of Houston, borders both Lavaca Bay and Carancahua Bay and is bounded by Calhoun, Victoria, Lavaca, Colorado, Wharton, and Matagorda counties. Edna, the county's largest town, is the county seat. The county's center lies at 2857' north latitude and 9635' west longitude. Elevation ranges from sea level to 150 feet. Jackson County, one of the original counties of Texas, was formed in 1836 from the old Mexican municipality of Jackson. Both the municipality and the county were named after President Andrew Jackson and were settled predominantly by American colonists.  Read the Jackson County History from the Handbook of Texas Online

Historic Interests page from the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce website

Sons of the the Dewitt Colony of Texas  history of the Dewitt Colony area (including Jackson Co.) and it's inhabitants from 1700 - 1846. The Family History section has contributions about residents of the colony. General discussion about the colony, residents, and its role in Texas history.

Historical Markers

Some of Jackson County's Historical Markers:

bulletEarly Jackson County
bulletJackson County, C.S.A.
bulletConfederate Marker, Jackson County
bulletBrackenridge Cemetery
bulletThe Famous Lavaca - Navidad Meeting of 1835, Lavaca - Navidad Meeting from the Handbook of Texas Online
bulletEnon Cemetery

 

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Texana Museum & Library Assn.

403 N. Wells
Edna, TX 77957
361-782-5431

Texana Museum Photos

Karankawa Indians Exhibit

LaSalle Odyssey Exhibit

Excerpts from the Francitas Bee 1911-1916 from the Olden Times
 

Indians & Explorers:

The Karankawas,  Robert Cavalier LaSalle  and Cabeza de Vaca

 

White Man's Union Association from the Handbook of Texas Online

Constitutional Union Party from the Handbook of Texas Online

Hernandez v. State of Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online

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