San Augustine County, Texas Records
Scope and Contents
The collection at the East Texas Research Center consists of miscellaneous loose papers, mostly of records of the San Augustine District Court. The records include criminal and civil cases, promissory notes and accounts, some oaths to the Board of Land Commissioners, estate records, treasurer warrants, tabular statements of schools, letters, and manifests. A detailed inventory is included in the volume San Augustine County, Texas Courthouse Records and Loose Papers 1831-1906, Inventory and Index, available in the ETRC.
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research.
Biographical or Historical Information
About 1928, San Augustine County officials tore down their courthouse to make way for a new building. Rather than move all the public records to the new courthouse, they hauled away those they deemed expendable to ditches, where they were mixed with rubble from the old courthouse. A few citizens managed to rescue some of the records.
2.00 Cubic Feet
This collection consists of 811 items described in 197 folders and was originally housed in eight clamshell boxes. Boxes 1-7 were consolidated into a single banker's box. The original folder numbering for boxes 1-8 remains in place.
- Guide to the San Augustine County, Texas Records
- Linda Nicklas
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