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A HISTORY OF FREESTONE COUNTY – ITS COMMUNITIES – ITS PEOPLE – PHASE ONE
contains 316 pages and is organized in three sections
Cost is $60.00 + $5.00 S&H (for first book, $2.00 for each additional book)
Section A
Articles written by people who care about these old communities and therefore have studied them as well as their citizens.
Section B
Excerpts from the Fairfield Recorder
All extant copies of the Fairfield Recorder have been microfilmed. Some issues of the publication no longer exist and were not microfilmed. Of those that have been microfilmed, FCGS volunteers have transcribed excerpts from 1876 through 1886.
Section C
Lewis Publishing Company published a book in 1892 containing a very methodical and detailed history of Freestone County. Volunteers have transcribed a portion of the wonderful Freestone County information to include in this Phase.


A HISTORY OF FREESTONE COUNTY – ITS COMMUNITIES – ITS PEOPLE – PHASE TWO

contains 368 pages and is organized in four sections
Cost is $60.00 + $5.00 S&H (for first book, $2.00 for each additional book)
Section A
Articles about old Freestone County communities written by people who have studied and feel affection for these old places that are an vital part of the county’s history.
Section B
This section contains excerpts from the 1887 issues of the Fairfield Recorder. It is fascinating to read about the elections in Freestone County, discussions and voting returns, from various precincts, on the stock laws and on prohibition. As interesting are the local news tidbits about parties, weddings, deaths, etc.
Section C
Exerpts from the Teague Chronicle 1906, a new newspaper in a new town. You will read about Teague when it was in its infancy. It is intriguing to read about how a cotton patch is transformed into a bustling town.
Section D
The second half of the history of Freestone County as published by Lewis Publishing Company in 1892. This portion tells about “The Late Civil War,” written while people who lived through it were alive to tell about it. You will find information on prominent citizens, the counties towns as well as some census statistics.


A HISTORY OF FREESTONE COUNTY – ITS COMMUNITIES – ITS PEOPLE – PHASE THREE
contains 594 pages and is organized in four sections
Cost is $70.00 + $5.00 S&H (for first book, $2.00 for each additional book)
Sections A and B
Excerpts from the 1888 issues of the Fairfield Recorder tell about the county, the communities and the people. The articles were prepared in an attention-grabbing manner.
Because a few issues of 1888 were missing, it was decided to transcribe excerpts from the 1889 issues which also had issues missing from the microfilm.
These years bring the reader close to the year of 1890 – that year from which we have no census records. Much genealogical information can be gained from these excerpts.
Section C
The new town of Teague was growing and organizing the city government. Seldom do we have an opportunity to learn how a town is built from “bare ground.” The articles about the Labor Day Celebration in 1907 which brought 10,000 (ten thousand) people into the town are intriguing.
Images Past
Thirty-three pages of images of the county, the communities and the people were made available for this book by the B-RI Railroad Museum, in Teague, and the Freestone County Historical Museum in Fairfield.