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Streetman Texas Ghost Town 2 Replies

When I saw the Group I immediately thought of Streetman.  My grandfather is buried to the west of I45 near Streetman.  When I went there it looks just like the pictures in the link to…Continue

Started by Fran Ellsworth. Last reply by Fran Ellsworth Dec 9, 2012.

Milvid, Liberty Co., Tex. Gone by 1986 6 Replies

In researching death certificates, I kept coming across a town that looked like "Mirivd" or some other spelling. I never could make it out.Then my cousin gave me an…Continue

Tags: Milvid, Liberty County

Started by Sherry Hightower. Last reply by Sherry Hightower Jul 30, 2010.

Have you heard of Clark, Liberty County? 2 Replies

I recently discovered a distant cousin had been born in Clark, Liberty County in Feb 1922. A google search showed that Clark has merged with Rye.Does anyone know any more about Clark?What the…Continue

Tags: Liberty Co, Clark, TX

Started by Sherry Hightower. Last reply by Michael Boscarato Jul 19, 2010.

Old Sawmill Info

Many old ghost towns were once sawmill towns. Follow the sawmills and find the ghost towns. I found this link by accident!…Continue

Tags: Texas Sawmills

Started by Sherry Hightower Dec 13, 2009.

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Comment by Sherry Hightower on April 14, 2010 at 10:08pm
BEGINNING APRIL 17th 2010
Houston Library System announces new (cutback) hours. If you are going to the Clayton Genealogical Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center or The African American Library at Gregory School, the NEW hours are

Mon -Tues -Thurs: 10am to 6pm
Wed: 10am to 8pm
Friday -Sun: CLOSED
Sat: 10am to 5pm
Comment by Sherry Hightower on January 7, 2010 at 12:24pm
I will be posting this in my Texas History Hunters group so you get it twice.

This past Tuesday I joined the Hardin County Genealogy Society, home based in Kountze, Hardin County. They have just released a new book that I feel is a great resource. Not your typical county historical book, it has 600 photos of people and places, businesses, etc. It has a total of 304 pages and I have put it on my homepage if anyone wants to view more details. There is an order form you can print if you want to get a copy. I do not make any money off the sale of the book, I just believe it is a great addition to any library of those who have ancestors in Hardin County or those who enjoy the history of the sawmill towns etc. Many of these communities are gone so this is another resource to learn about them.

Comment by Sherry Hightower on December 22, 2009 at 12:01pm
Just uploaded 6 photos of Milvid in 1910

http://www.texashistoryhunter.net/milvid_tex.html
Comment by Sherry Hightower on December 12, 2009 at 11:31pm

 

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