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Heart of the Texas Forest Country

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Trinity County Museum
     Hensley Genealogical and Historical Research Center

450 West First Street (Hwy. 287)
PO Box 123
 Groveton, Texas 75845

Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Susanne Waller, Curator

Hensley Genealogical and Historical Research Center
With Appreciation For Years of Dedicated Service And Efforts In Preserving The History of Trinity County, Texas, The Trinity County Historical Commission Proudly Dedicates The Trinity County Museum's Genealogical and Historical Research Center to

Patricia B. Hensley Rawlins And Lt. Col. Joseph W. Hensley 2007

The Kate Bell building, located on the property, now holds the Hensley Genealogical and Historical Research Collection.

Family Histories
Obits 1997-2006
Birth Records 1904-1910
Death Records 1940-1962
Divorce Records 1893-1954
Marriage Records 1876-1981
Historical Photographs
Historical Research Materials and Reference Books

Books for sale at the Museum:

"Trinity County Beginnings", Lt. Col. Joseph and Patricia B. Hensley, 1986 Reprint.  $100.00 plus $15.00 shipping and handling

“Trinity County A Legend of its Own”, TCHC 2006,  $60.00 plus $15.00 shipping and handling.
A collection of stories written by storytellers who live in or have ancestral ties to Trinity County.

“Trinity County Cemeteries, 2006 Edition”, TCHC 2006, $50.00, plus $15.00 shipping and handling.

“House of Thompson”, Barnes Foundation 2007, $30.00 plus $10.00 shipping and handling.
“The House of Thompson” was originally printed in 1908 for “The American Lumberman” magazine.  The book recounts the story of the Thompson brothers, the timber stands they purchased and sawmills they built to mill their timber in such East Texas towns as New and Old Willard, Doucette, Grayburg, and Trinity.  The book contains over 90 pages of rare photos that show the forests of the regions.

"History of Trinity County"  Flora Bowles, $20.00 plus $10.00 shipping and handling.  Spiral bound. 

Museum Collection and Memorabilia of Trinity County
Located in the Museum’s Rock Building

The Museum’ Rock Building holds the historical collection of artifacts and memorabilia related to Trinity County's history. 




Picture of Dr. Kate A. Bell

This page is dedicated to Dr. Kate A. Bell
In memory of Dr. Kate A. Bell for her dedication and contributions to the Trinity County Historical Commission we have added a page commemorating her life-long achievements.  Click HERE to link to the Dr. Kate Bell Memorial Page.

Updated February 8, 2012/skw