Harrison County Historical Museum

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Harrison County Historical Museum
Old Harrison Co Courthouse in Marshall, TX.JPG

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

Email: info@harrisoncountymuseum.org


Harrison County Historical Museum
Old Harrison County Courthouse
117 East Bowie (P.O. Box 1987)
Marshall, Texas 75671

Telephone: 903-938-2680

Hours and holidays:  Visit Us - hours and holiday details

Map, and public transportation:

  • Google Map of Harrison County Historical Museum
  • City Bus Service:  Marshall's green, red, and blue bus routes all stop next to the museum.[1]

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

Harrison County Historical Museum is a key repository for locating selected early Missouri  and Texas  settlers. This was a center for Missouri Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. It has a great collection of family folders, books, letters, diaries, journals, and surname lists.[2] [3]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Harrison County Historical Museum, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives at Fort Worth letters, photos, maps, settlement history, American Indians, the Civil War, slavery, Chinese exclusion, repatriation, segregation, and World Wars I and II.[4] [5]
  • National Archives at Kansas City, MO, records of federal agencies and courts for Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, censuses, ships lists, naturalizations, military records.[6] [7]
  • Dallas Public Central Library 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases. Outstanding for the South, Mid-Atlantic, and New England.[8]
  • Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and newspapers.[9]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. City of Marshall Transit in City of Marshall, Texas (accessed 10 March 2014).
  2. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 67. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  3. Our Collection in Harrison County Museum (accessed 7 March 2014).
  4. National Archives at Fort Worth in National Archives (accessed 10 March 2014).
  5. Dollarhide and Bremer, 130-31.
  6. Dollarhide and Bremer, 129-30.
  7. National Archives at Kansas City in National Archives (accessed 5 March 2014).
  8. Genealogy Home in Dallas Public Library (accessed 10 March 2014).
  9. Resources for Genealogy and Family History in Mid-Continent Public Library (accessed 10 March 2014).
  10. Briscoe Center for American History in University of Texas at Austin (accessed 10 March 2014).
  11. Texas Heritage Museum in Hill College (accessed 10 March 2014).
  12. County Clerk in Harrison County, Texas (11 March 2014).
  13. Resources in Harrison County Genealogical Society (accessed 11 March 2014).
  14. Marshall Public Library Local History and Genealogy in Marshall Public Library (11 March 2014).
  15. East Texas Baptist University Library in East Texas Baptist University (11 March 2014).
  16. General Public in Texas Department of State Health Services (accessed 10 March 2014).
  17. For the Public in Texas State Library and Archives Commission (accessed 10 March 2014).
  18. Texas Historical Commission (THC) Library in Texas Historical Commission (accessed 10 March 2014).
  19. About in Texas State Genealogical Society (accessed 11 March 2014).