Davis County

By: Seymour V. Connor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994


Davis County existed under the Davis name between 1861 and 1871. It was originally named Cass County, for Senator Lewis Cass of Michigan. In 1861 the county was renamed in honor of Jefferson Davis. In 1871, reflecting the sentiments of the Reconstruction period, the name was changed back to Cass County.

Hans Peter Nielsen Gammel, comp., Laws of Texas, 1822–1897 (10 vols., Austin: Gammel, 1898).

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Seymour V. Connor, “Davis County,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed December 05, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/davis-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
December 1, 1994

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