Harris County, Texas

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Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. As of 2000 U.S. Census, the county had a population of 3,400,578 (though a 2009 estimate placed the population at 4,070,989[1]), making it the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous county in the United States. Its county seat is Houston[2], the largest city in Texas. It was founded in 1836.

Harris County is named for John Richardson Harris, an early settler of the area.

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