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SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS

31 47' 24" N, 94 8' 24" W ( 31.79, -94.14)
Population: 25,579 Est. (2016) 25,448 (2010)
Total area: 835 square miles (2,160 km2)
796 square miles (2,060 km2) land
39 square miles (100 km2) water

Shelby County Topics

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  • Shelby County TX
    Contiguous Counties & Parishes:
    Panola County (N) De Soto Parish, Louisiana (NE) Sabine Parish, Louisiana (E) Sabine County (S) San Augustine County (S) Nacogdoches County (SW) Rusk County (NW)

    Shelby County History

    "Shelby County, organized in 1837, was one of the original counties of Texas. Named for the American Revolutionary soldier Isaac Shelby of Kentucky, its county seat, Center, has been just that since 1866. The present area of Shelby County was a part of the Municipality of Tenaha when Mexico became independent of Spain in 1821." by Lou Ann Herda
    Shelby County Courthouse


    Former Shelby County Jail
    Texas - Shelby  County Courthouse
    Shelby County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Lori Martin

    Shelby County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Center
    Book Hotel Here - Center Hotels
  • Africa ghost town
  • Aiken
  • Blackjack
  • Bobo
  • Brooklyn ghost town
  • Buena Vista ghost town
  • Campti
  • Center County Seat
  • Choice
  • Dreka
  • Duff
  • Haslam ghost town
  • Hot
  • Huber
  • Huxley
  • Joaquin
  • Patroon
  • Paul's Store ghost town
  • Paxton
  • Saxet ghost town
  • Spivey ghost town
  • Tenaha
  • Timpson
  • Toomey
  • Word

  • Shelby County Vintage Maps
    Shelby  County TX 1907 postal map
    Shelby County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Shelby  County 1920s Map
    Shelby County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Shelby County 1940s Map
    Shelby County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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