Welcome to Fannin County
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.
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.
What's with this New Look?
After more than 10 years as County Coordinator for the Fannin TXGenWeb, Susan Hawkins has passed the reins to me, Suzie Henderson. Susan is alive and well & still coordinating the Grayson TXGenWeb site.
Fannin is one of the finest USGenWeb sites on the internet and all due to Susan's diligence and concern for researchers with Fannin County roots. I am honored and humbled to have Susan ask ME to attempt to fill her shoes...
And VERY big shoes they are, Susan.
Thank you, from all of us.
Susan's awards now all have to be hidden on an internal page and I am ineligible to to win my own. I promise to do my awardless best, but I can't do it without the help of all of you out there in cyberspace. Remember that the USGenWeb is a network of free sites built entirely by volunteer contributions... And that means YOURS. Send me those photos, those obits, those histories... I have BIG shoes to fill.
Suzie Henderson, Fannin County Coordinator
The original TXFannin Site is entirely being moved to this site, but we're not done yet. All new information is being added to this site. Every page of the original site is being remade; every item of information re-examined and updated where possible. For a while, you may have to jump back to the original site to find something you need. We've added a link in the blue menu bar at the top of every page to make that jump easier. We appreciate your patience while we get the job done.