Texas History

Glen Poole Jr., Harris County Clerk's Office Archives

March is Texas History Month, a time to fly the Texas flag high and celebrate our state's unique history. Recognizing the importance of preserving the history of Texas, on June 20th, 2003, the state legislature declared March 1-31st of every year as Texas History Month. 

With our county in the seat of Houston, it is an area rich in history and independent spirit. The decisive battle of San Jacinto was fought and won in Harris County, gaining Texas its independence from Mexico and earning its status as an independent country. The Harris County Clerk's Office, in remembrance of both the events and the people that helped shape our beloved state, features documents from the Harris County Clerk's Archives.