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Hardin County Texas Historical Markers

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By Steve Gustafson, July 23, 2011
Courthouses of Hardin County Marker
Texas (Hardin County), Kountze — 11930 — Courthouses of Hardin County
Hardin County was created in 1858. The official Hardin County building was probably a two-story log building that burned about 1886. Early county records were destroyed in the conflagration.

In 1887, architect Frank Smith of Beaumont designed . . . — Map (db m45018) HM

Texas (Hardin County), Kountze — 11931 — First Baptist Church of Kountze
The Baptist Church of Hardin was organized in 1860 with Pastor D.W. Jordan. When the railroad bypassed Hardin (then the county seat) in 1881, area residents began moving to nearby Kountze. Hardin Baptists are believed to have followed, probably . . . — Map (db m45134) HM
Texas (Hardin County), Kountze — 11152 — First United Methodist Church of Kountze
The town of Kountze developed in the 1880s, after the Texas and New Orleans Railroad was built through this area. The county seat, which had previously been located at the town of Hardin, was moved to Kountze in 1886.

Soon after the town's . . . — Map (db m45102) HM

Texas (Hardin County), Kountze — 11149 — General Braxton Bragg, C.S.A.(1817-1876)
American military leader honored in this county in name of an early town (12 mi. W). Born in North Carolina, Bragg was in Texas in 1840s with army of General Zachary Taylor, to fight in Mexican War. Made a brigadier general of the Confederacy, . . . — Map (db m45079) HM
Texas (Hardin County), Kountze — 11154 — Hardin County
Created January 22, 1858 Organized August 9, 1858 Named in honor of the Hardins of Liberty County, five brothers - Benjamin Watson, Augustine Blackburn, William, Franklin and Milton A. who came to Texas in 1825 County seat, Hardin, 1858-1887 . . . — Map (db m44982) HM
Texas (Hardin County), Kountze — 11157 — Hooks Abstract Company
Established in 1902, the Hooks Abstract Company is thought to be the oldest continuously operating business in Hardin County. Named for its major investor J.B. Hooks, the company initially provided land ownership research for oil and timber . . . — Map (db m45029) HM

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