Founded in 1866, but not incorporated until 1893, Center, Texas is the county seat of Shelby County. There are several notable historic sites in the town, including the Shelby County Courthouse (built by J. J. E. Gibson in 1885 to resemble an Irish castle), the First Christian Church, the Truitt Cemetery and the Sardis Methodist Church.
Scope and Contents: Founded in 1866 and incorporated in 1893 Center, Texas is the county seat of Shelby County. The register is dated August 18-20, 1966 and is from the Center, Texas Centennial Celebration. It contains approximately 1100 names.