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:''This article is about an east Texas county. For other uses, see [[Anderson]].''
 
:''This article is about an east Texas county. For other uses, see [[Anderson]].''
  
''[[United States|United States]] > [[Texas|Texas]] > [[Texas Counties A|Counties A]] > Anderson County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties A|Counties A]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Anderson County''  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
County Clerk<br> Wanda Burke<br> 500 N. Church Street, #10, Palestine, TX 75801<br> (903) 723-7432<br> FAX: (903) 723-4625<br>  
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<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Anderson-County-Texas-Courts.htm Anderson County Courthouse]<br> 500 N Church Street<br> Palestine, TX 75801-3024<br> Phone: 903.723.7432&nbsp;<br><br>District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk <br>has birth and death records from 1903, marriage,<br> probate and land records from 1846 and court records; <br>cities have birth and death records from 1953<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anderson County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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'''1846--'''Anderson County was created 24 March 1846 from [[Houston County, Texas|Houston ]]County. '''County seat:''' Palestine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1846--'''Anderson County was created 24 March 1846 from [[Houston County, Texas|Houston ]]County. '''County seat:''' Palestine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas.<br>  
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The county was named for Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas.<br>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Cities and Towns:'''&nbsp; | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Anderson%2C+Cayuga|subject|disp=Cayuga}}&nbsp;| Elkhart | Frankston | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Anderson%2C+Palestine|subject|disp=Palestine}} | Salmon | Slocum | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Anderson%2C+Tennesse+Colony|subject|disp=Tennessee Colony}}&nbsp;
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'''Cities and Towns:'''&nbsp; | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Anderson%2C+Cayuga|subject|disp=Cayuga}}&nbsp;| Elkhart | Frankston | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Anderson%2C+Palestine|subject|disp=Palestine}} | Salmon | Slocum | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Anderson%2C+Tennesse+Colony|subject|disp=Tennessee Colony}}&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/links.html Online Genealogy Resources] Anderson County TXGenWeb genealogy resources.  
 
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/links.html Online Genealogy Resources] Anderson County TXGenWeb genealogy resources.  
 
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/look.html Anderson County Look-Ups] Volunteers for look-up for Anderson County TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/look.html Anderson County Look-Ups] Volunteers for look-up for Anderson County TXGenWeb
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com Find-A-Grave]
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*[http://www.internment.net Interment.net]
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148584 Tennessee Colony Cemetery, Anderson County] on BillionGraves site. Just south of FM 321 on CR 2230.
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/churches.html Anderson County Churches] –List of churches in Anderson County, Texas  
 
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/churches.html Anderson County Churches] –List of churches in Anderson County, Texas  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/church.htm#church Churches in Anderson County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/church.htm#church Churches in Anderson County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/land/anderso1.txt Texas Land Heritage Registry]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/land/anderso1.txt Texas Land Heritage Registry]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*Land Survey Abstract Indicies&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
 
*Land Survey Abstract Indicies&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
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*''A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, ''1883. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46827/m1 Digital book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.
 
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/history.html History of Anderson County]  
 
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/history.html History of Anderson County]  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
 
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/anderobit.htm Anderson County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/anderobit.htm Anderson County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/probate2.txt Selected Wills and Probate Extracts from Anderson County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/probate2.txt Selected Wills and Probate Extracts from Anderson County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/actc001.txt Anderson County Probate Index 1846-1879]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/actc001.txt Anderson County Probate Index 1846-1879]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/taxlists/1855txpyrs.txt 1855 Anderson County Tax List&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/taxlists/1855txpyrs.txt 1855 Anderson County Tax List&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/taxlists/tax1876a.txt 1876 Anderson County Tax List&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/taxlists/tax1876a.txt 1876 Anderson County Tax List&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Palestine Public Library<br>1101 N Cedar St<br>Palestine, TX 75801<br>Phone: (903) 729-4121<br>[http://www.palestine.lib.tx.us/ Website]
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Palestine Public Library<br>2000 S. Loop 256 <br>Palestine, TX 75801<br>Phone: (903) 729-4121<br>[http://www.palestine.lib.tx.us/ Website]  
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Frankston Depot Library<br>Town Square S<br>Frankston, TX 75763<br>Phone: (903) 876-4463
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
<br>Frankston Depot Library<br>Town Square S<br>Frankston, TX 75763<br>Phone: (903) 876-4463
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
<br>[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/andertoc.htm Anderson County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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{{Texas|Texas}}  
 
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[[Category:Anderson_County,_Texas]]

Revision as of 18:33, 17 September 2012

This article is about an east Texas county. For other uses, see Anderson.

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Anderson County, Texas
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Facts
Founded March 24, 1846
County Seat Palestine
Courthouse
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Address 500 N. Church Street,
#10, Palestine, TX 75801
Named for: Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas
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County Courthouse


Anderson County Courthouse
500 N Church Street
Palestine, TX 75801-3024
Phone: 903.723.7432 

District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk
has birth and death records from 1903, marriage,
probate and land records from 1846 and court records;
cities have birth and death records from 1953[1]

History

Parent County

1846--Anderson County was created 24 March 1846 from Houston County. County seat: Palestine [2]

The county was named for Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns:  | Cayuga | Elkhart | Frankston | Palestine | Salmon | Slocum | Tennessee Colony 

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Palestine Public Library
2000 S. Loop 256
Palestine, TX 75801
Phone: (903) 729-4121
Website

Frankston Depot Library
Town Square S
Frankston, TX 75763
Phone: (903) 876-4463

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anderson County, Texas. Page 658 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).