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Texas is divided into two hundred and fifty-four counties, more than any other state. Texas was originally divided into municipalities, a unit of local government under Spanish and Mexican rule. When the Republic of Texas gained its independence in 1836, there were 23 municipalities, which became the original Texas counties. Many of these would later be divided into new counties. The most recent county to be created was Kenedy County in 1921. The most recent county to be organized was Loving County in 1931

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Fannin County, Texas

Fannin County Education, Geography, and History

Fannin County, Texas Courthouse

Fannin County is a county located in the state of Texas. Based on the 2010 census, its population was 33,915. The county seat is Bonham. The county was named for James Fannin, who commanded the group of Texans killed in the Goliad Massacre during the Texas Revolution.

The county was created in 1837 and organized the next year.

Fannin County is a part of the Texoma region.

Etymology - Origin of Fannin County Name

The county was named for James Fannin, who commanded the group of Texans killed in the Goliad Massacre during the Texas Revolution. {James Bonham (the county seat's namesake) sought Fannin's assistance for the Battle of the Alamo (Fannin, however, was unable to provide assistance).}

Demographics:

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Fannin County History

Fannin County is a county located in the US state of Texas.It is named for James Fannin, who commanded of the group of Texans killed in the Goliad Massacre during the Texas Revolution. The seat of the county is Bonham

Handbook of Texas Online
The development of Fannin County resulted from the efforts of several leaders. These included Bailey Inglish, John P. Simpson, Holland Coffee, Daniel Montague, Daniel Rowlett, and Roswell W. Lee. The first successful center of commerce was Warren, a fort founded by Abel Warren in 1836. The first courthouse, school, post office, and Masonic Lodge (Constantine No. 13) in Fannin County were in Warren. The first sermon delivered in Fannin County was preached in Warren by John B. Denton, a Methodist minister. The county government was moved from Black's cabin to Warren on January 8, 1840. The first district court for Fannin County was established at the same time. On April 27, 1840, Judge John M. Hansford opened the first session in the new courthouse. More at
Kelly Pigott, "FANNIN COUNTY," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf02), accessed January 23, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,329 km2), of which, 891 square miles (2,309 km2) of it is land and 8 square miles (20 km2) of it (0.86%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Bryan County, Oklahoma (north)
  • Lamar County (east)
  • Delta County (southeast)
  • Hunt County (south)
  • Collin County (southwest)
  • Grayson County (west)

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