Welcome to Marion County, TXGenWeb
Marion County was formed from the southern portion of Cass County on February 8, 1860. Jefferson, the county seat, founded in the early 1840s, rapidly developed a booming river trade with New Orleans, due to a large natural log-jam that formed a series of navigable lakes and bayous in the river valleys of Marion County. Jefferson quickly became the favored inland Texas port for the deposit and transport of North Texas agricultural produce. Thus, Marion County became the commercial conduit for frontier Texas and did not relinquish this position until the establishment of transcontinental rail links that bypassed its wharves in the mid-1870s.
Hi, my name is Angela Hartman, and I would like to welcome you to the Marion County TXGenWeb Project. I'm very glad you stopped by and hope that you find this website useful for your genealogical research. I'm always in need of help getting data on-line, so if you'd be interested in helping, please let me know. I do not live in Marion County so I am not able to do local research, but should you have any questions or comments regarding the Marion County TXGenWeb Project, please e-mail me. If you have anything that you would like to put on the site, pertaining to the history of Marion county, let me know. This website is totally supported by volunteers and patrons like yourself, who contribute family history information pertaining to Marion County, Texas. Not only do I hope you find useful information here, but I hope that you will also help us improve and build upon it by contributing your own research findings.
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