Shelby County Historical Society Visitors' Register, 1966-1985 | East Texas Research Center
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The first Anglo-American settlers came to the land that would become Shelby County, Texas in the 1820s and early 1830s. Originally organized as the Tenehaw District within the Municipality of Nacogdoches, Shelby County became the Municipality of Tenehaw in 1835 and assumed its present name the next year in 1836. The county gets its name from Isaac Shelby, who was a decorate soldier and prominent politician of the Revolution and Early Republic.
Founded in 1962, the Shelby County Historical Society works to collect and preserve items with local and regional historic value.
“Isaac Shelby.” Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Shelby (Accessed 2/3/2011).
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. Shelby County Courthouse Grounds. http://www.shelbycountychamber.com/index.php?coc=historical_center (Accessed 2/3/2011).
Tomlin, John. History of the Museum and Society. http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/historyofmuseum.htm (Accessed 1/28/2011).
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