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Texas County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Texas County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
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Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Guymon
Courthouse
OklahomaTexasCourthouse.jpg
Address Texas County Courthouse
P.O. Box 197
Guymon, Oklahoma 73942
Phone: 580.335.3141


Texas County, Oklahoma genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


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County Information

Texas County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1907 1907 1882 1907

County Courthouse

Texas County Courthouse
PO Box 197
Guymon, OK 73942
Phone: 580.335-3141


Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1907 and naturalization records 1864-1929;
County Clerk has cemetery records, land records from 1889 and military records from 1917[1]

History

Parent County

  • 1907--Texas County was created 16 July 1907 from Beaver County.
  • County seat: Guymon [2]

Description

Stephens County created at 1907. Guymon has been the seat of county government. [3] Texas County is a county located in the panhandle section of Oklahoma. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places[5]

Cities
  • Guymon (county seat)
  • Hooker
Towns
  • Goodwell
  • Hardesty
  • Optima
  • Texhoma
  • Tyrone
Unincorporated communities
  • Adams
  • Baker
  • Eva
  • Four Corners
  • Hough
  • Mouser
  • Muncy
  • Hitchland (partially in Texas)
  • Nabisco Township (no longer exists, 1910 census)[15]

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
OKGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
USGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Oklahoma Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 14,249
1920 13,975 −1.9%
1930 14,100 0.9%
1940 9,896 −29.8%
1950 14,235 43.8%
1960 14,162 −0.5%
1970 16,352 15.5%
1980 17,727 8.4%
1990 16,419 −7.4%
2000 20,107 22.5%
2010 20,640 2.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Texas County, Oklahoma Genealogy census records online, see: Oklahoma Census.

State Census Records
Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Oklahoma Census.

Church

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Oklahoma denominations, view the Oklahoma Church Records Wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Oklahoma Land and Property for additional information about early Oklahoma land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Online Land Records

For more information see Oklahoma Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Texas County, Oklahoma Genealogy. County and town histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Oklahoma Local Histories.

Maps

Texas County, OK

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
WWI
WWII

Newspapers

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Texas County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

Online Records

School Records

Taxation

Oklahoma tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Births

Online Birth Records Indexes and Images

Marriages

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Deaths

Online Death Records Indexes and Images

Divorces

Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

Beaver River Genealogical & Historical Society
Rt. 1, Box 79
Hooker, OK 73945



Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Texas County, Oklahoma. Page 562 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/oka/texas/hist_county.html accessed 09/29/2016
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Texas County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.