The Hamilton County Historical Commission works under the authority of the Texas Historical Commission and the County Commissioners’ Court. Hamilton County is blessed with a vibrant history. It lives in our memories and stories, our architecture and culture. Our history is essential to our identity as a community, and shapes our future decisions. The mission of the Commission is to preserve our shared heritage, to engage and educate the broader public, and to promote and celebrate our history.
History is sometimes a collection of the best stories we have to tell. These stories are often held in the minds of our relatives, and, without record, as they pass, so passes our history. These stories explain how towns and buildings came to be and how they were used. They help us to imagine the lives of our forebears and founders. Sometimes they are just such good stories.
If you have stories (including photos, text, old newspaper articles, etc.), please share them.
Hamilton County Historical Commissioners:
- Jim Eidson, Chair
- Linda Catoe
- Reagan Reich
- Fred Schrank
- Anita Russelmann
- Nancy Yates
Dust Bowl Story Time was held in May 2023 at the Hamilton Public Library. The Hamilton County Historical Commission is collecting stories regarding farmer/rancher based soil conservation projects from the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s and 1940s, and as late as the mid-1950s. We hope to post the results soon. They may be found on the Oral History Project page.