Friday, 4 Sep 2015

Welcome to Fannin County

What's New...

Honey Grove Newspapers
The Honey Grove Preservation League, with a generous grant from the Hall-Voyer Foundation, has been working with the Portal to Texas History to put old Honey Grove newspapers online.

Although the project is not complete, there are now 1,248 issues of the weekly newspaper online and searchable, from 1893.

We don't have every year, or every issue for a year, but the wealth of information in staggering, not only for Honey Grove but for the eastern part of the county, for Bonham, and even for Paris. If your ancestor fell off his porch it was probably reported in the paper, and certainly if his favorite old mule died.

This is truly a treasure, and easily searchable. We are reviewing each issue and adding obituaries to our site. More to come.

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1880s Courthouse

Fannin County lies along the famed Red River and was once part of the original Red River County created after Texas declared Independence from Mexico. Fannin County, was carved out of Red River County prior to statehood on 14 December 1837 along with 39 other north Texas counties.

Texas was first an independent nation before becoming a constituent state of the United States. On 29 Dec 1845, Texas joined the United States as the 28th state although the transfer of government did not occur until 19 Feb 1846.

Fannin County was named for James Walker Fannin Jr.. The county seat of Bonham, is named for James Butler Bonham. Both of these men died in the War for Texas Independence.

For a detailed history of Fannin county, make a quick visit to the Fannin County page at the Handbook of Texas Online. We'll meet you back here.

To our researchers: Always complete your own research. Mistakes can and will appear. (If you've never made a typo and don't understand how this could happen, please contact us. We have some obituaries that need transcribing.) Please submit corrections or additional information. Photographs and biographical information can be added at any time.


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