Robertson County
Texas

 

 

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County Coordinator is Jane Keppler.

County Co-Coordinator is Jean Huot Smoorenburg


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TXGenWeb Robertson County Books & Master's Thesis

E a r l y   D e v e l o p m e n t   O f   R o b e r t s o n   C o u n t y

THESIS
Presented to the Graduate Council of the North Texas State College
in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For the Degree of
MASTER OF ARTS
by
Ivory Freeman Carson, B. A.
January, 1954

These electronic pages may not be reproduced in any format by other organizations or individuals.  Persons or organizations desiring to use this material must obtain the written consent of Mrs. Carson's descendants or contact Shirley Cullum, Robertson County TXGenWeb coordinator.

Volunteer Jo Ella Snider-Parker (SPJPVine@aol.com) purchased a copy of this thesis from Texas A&M's Cushing Library & beautifully re-typed this work.  Mrs. Carson's niece, Janis Hunt, has been contacted to obtain the needed copyright permission.

Contents

I.   Topography
     Location
    Surface & Area
     Drainage
     Climate
II.  Historical Background
     Spanish
     Mexican & Anglo-American

     Creation & Organization
     Boundaries
     County Seats & Courthouses
III. Military Contributions After Statehood
     Civil War
     Spanish-American War
IV. Social History
     Elements Of Population
     Schools & Churches
     Health
     Newspapers
     Disasters
V.  Economic Development
     Farming
     Brazos Valley Problems
     Pioneer Farm Homes
     Transportation

VI.   Early Towns
       Franklin
       Benchley
       Calvert
       Hearne
       Wheelock
       New Baden
       Bremond
       Mumford

       Petteway
       Easterly
       Ghost Towns [Wooten Wells, Bald Prairie,

          Hammond, Headsville, Sarahville de Viesca,
          Owensville, Nashville, Hayes]
VII.  Governmental Organization
       County Commissioners Court
       County Clerk
       District Court
       County Court
       Justice Of The Peace
       County Attorney
       Sheriff
       Constable
       Declining Organizations
       A Glance Backward
VIII. Retrospection & Progress

Bibliography

 

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Page Modified: 15 September 2014

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