COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1858
COUNTY NAMED FOR: The county is named for Thomas Jefferson Chambers, the only superior judge of Texas before the revolution.
COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR:
Gen. Manuel de Mier y Terán, commanding officer of the Mexican states of Coahuila and Texas, officially named the town Anahuac in January 1831, after the ancient capital of the Aztecs.
Four - Wallisville in 1858
and 1886; Anahuac in 1912, and 1936
STANDING: One - 1936 Modern courthouse constructed with the help of WPA funds.