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           Welcome to the Martin County TXGenWeb

This site is a part of The TXGenWeb project and The USGenWeb project devoted solely to the genealogy and history of Wilkes County.  All of the information on this site is provided free of charge to the researcher.  Volunteers are always needed and welcome.  Without you, the site will not grow as it should.  If you would consider volunteering by transcribing records or submitting material or photographs, please click on "Volunteers" to see how you can help.  

 

 

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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 E-Mail include your surnames and I will add them.

 

 

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HISTORY

 

   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 --

 

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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...

 

 

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 County Coordinator:
Christina Palmer
Texas State Coordinator:
Shirley Cullum
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Last Updated: 02/15/2012

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