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Fannin County, Tx.

Named for James Walker Fannin, Jr.

Fannin County Texas

Fannin County was created from Red River County and founded in 1837. It is named for James Fannin, who commanded the group of Texans killed in the Goliad Massacre during the Texas Revolution. The county seat is Bonham, named for James Bonham, who sought Fannin’s aid at the Battle of the Alamo.

Fannin County covers 895 square miles. Of this, the majority is blackland, with a claypan area in the north near the Red River. The land has ranges of moderately rolling hills throughout the county. The center point of the county is at approximately 33°30′ north latitude and 96°10′ west longitude.

The natural flora consists of oak, hickory, ash, walnut, pecan, cottonwood, elm, cedar, and Bois D’Arc trees, as well as redbud, spicewood, dogwood, pawpaw, and dwarf buckeye.

County Resources by City
Fannin County, Tx.
The home page for Fannin County, Tx.
News sources
Fannin County Leader
Weather information
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Local Churches
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Bailey
The town began in the late 1850s, when farmers moved into the area to take advantage of the rich soil.
Bonham
One of the oldest cities in Texas, dating back to 1837 when Bailey Inglish built a two-story block house named Fort Inglish.
Dodd City
The Town of Dodd City is served by the Dodd City Independent School District and home to the Dodd City High School Hornets.
Ector
The city of Ector is served by the Ector Independent School District.
Honey Grove
Honey Grove is regarded as “The Sweetest Town in Texas.”
Ladonia
First settled around 1840 and originally called McCownville but changed to Ladonia in 1857.
Leonard
is located on the Blackland Prairie, which angles through southwest Fannin County from northwest to southeast.
Ravenna
The City of Ravenna is served by the Bonham Independent School District.
Savoy
The City of Savoy is served by the Savoy Independent School District.
Trenton
The name Trenton was submitted to the postal authorities (after Trenton, New Jersey) and the post office opened under that name in 1881.
Windom
The Town of Windom is served by the Honey Grove Independent School District.
* = unincorporated # = WikiPedia page

Adjacent counties are; Bryan County, Oklahoma, Lamar County, Delta County, Hunt County, Collin County, and Grayson County.

Fannin County, Tx. History:

In 1687 the area was occupied by the Caddo Indians. By 1836 the Caddoes had joined a larger group known as the Cherokees and their Twelve Associated Bands. The first Anglo-Americans settlers arrived by riverboat at Jonesborough.

On October 5, 1837, Dr. Daniel Rowlett requested a new county be formed from Red River County west of Bois D’Arc Creek. Independence was to be the name of the county, but was changed to Fannin, in honor of James Walker Fannin, Jr., a martyred hero of the Texas Revolution.

On December 14, 1837, the residence of Jacob Black was designated the state house until a more suitable location could be found. The first county road, from Rocky Ford Crossing to Daniel Montague’s plantation was legislated at Black’s cabin. The road passed through Fort Warren and bridged Bois D’Arc Creek.

On November 28, 1839, an act was passed by Congress to define the boundaries of Fannin County. These boundaries were later to include Grayson, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Montague, Wise, Clay, Jack, Wichita, Archer, Young, Wilbarger, Baylor, Throckmorton, Hardeman, Foard, Knox, Haskell, Stonewall, King, Cottle, and Childress counties, as well as parts of Hunt and Collingsworth counties. The present-day boundaries were established and approved on March 14, 1846.

Other Listings and Places in Fannin County, Tx.:

Fannin Bank
Fannin Bank is a community bank in every sense of the word.
Fort Inglish
Pictures of the fort and other information.
Fannin County Children’s Center
Non profit organization serving child abuse victims
Fannin County Title
We are committed to offering the highest quality title insurance and closing service in a creative and cost-effective manner.
Fannin Federal Credit Union
Like all credit unions, Fannin Federal Credit Union is a not for profit financial cooperative.
Sam Rayburn House Museum
Step into the warm and welcoming world of one of Texas’ best known statesmen, Sam Rayburn.
Travel:

Fannin County is a major crossroad. There are 2 U.S. Highways – US 82, U.S. Highway 69 – and 6 State Highways – State Highway 11, State Highway 34, State Highway 50, State Highway 56, State Highway 78, State Highway 121 – that cross Fannin county.

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