Cities & Towns
Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas
|Major Employer||Shelbyville ISD|
Anglo-Americans first came into the Shelbyville Area around 1823-24 when Stephen F. Austin brought settlers to Texas. The new Texans were from Tennessee and named the settlement Pulaski, then later it was renamed to Nashville. These brave adventurers were a vital part of Texas becoming an independent republic. In 1837, after independence from Mexico was gained, counties were set up. In honor of Isaac Shelby, a revolutionary war soldier, the county and town were named Shelby and Shelbyville, respectively.