San Jacinto County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 26,384. Its county seat is Coldspring. The county's name comes from the Battle of San Jacinto which, in 1836, secured Texas' independence from Mexico and established a republic.
In 1990 there was one weekly newspaper in San Jacinto County, the San Jacinto News-Times, published in Shepherd. Coldspring's San Jacinto County Jail was on the National Register of Historic Places. Recreation areas include Lake Livingston State Recreation Area and Wolf Creek Park, and hunting is plentiful in the county. The Texas Forest Trail is a scenic drive through the farming, ranching, and oilfield areas of the East Texas Pineywoods. Raven Hill, the plantation home of Sam Houston built in 1844, is a local historic site. San Jacinto County is known for the beauty of the Sam Houston National Forest and its timberland amid rolling hills.

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