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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; Angelina County'' <br>
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{{Texas-stub}}''[[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]] Angelina County'' <br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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[http://www.angelinacounty.net/ Angelina County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 908<br>Lufkin, TX 75902-0908<br>Phone: 936.634.8339&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has some birth records from 1875, death records<br>&nbsp;from 1903, marriage, probate and land records from 1846; <br>District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk and District <br>Court have court records from 1920<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Angelina 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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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Angelina County was created April 22, 1846 from Nacogdoches County. '''County seat:''' Marion (1846-1854), Jonesville (1854-1858), Homer (1858-1892), Lufkin (1898-present) ==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''1846--'''Angelina County was created April 22, 1846 from [[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]] County.  
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'''County seats:'''&nbsp;Marion 1846-1854; Jonesville 1854-1858; Homer 1858-1892; Lufkin 1892-present. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref>Angelina County - Handbook of Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hca03</ref>
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According to tradition, Angelina county was named for an Indian girl who helped missionaries in the area.<br>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
The courthouse burned in early 1893 and many records were damaged.
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'''1891--'''Angelina County Courthouse at Homer burned on November 19, 1891.&nbsp; Many of the county records - including those in the assessor's office and the justice of the peace office were destroyed. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Homer, TX Courthouse Fire, Nov 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7309/homer-tx-courthouse-fire-nov-1891</ref>
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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'''Cities and Towns:''' Burke | Diboll | Hudson | Huntington | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Angelina%2C+Lufkin|subject|disp=Lufkin}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Angelina%2C+Shawnee|subject|disp=Shawnee}}&nbsp;| Zavalla
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=== Neighboring&nbsp; Counties  ===
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*[[Cherokee County, Texas|Cherokee]]
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*[[Houston County, Texas|Houston]]
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*[[Jasper County, Texas|Jasper]]
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*[[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]]
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*[[Polk County, Texas|Polk]]
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*[[San Augustine County, Texas|San Augustine]]
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*[[Trinity County, Texas|Trinity]]
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*[[Tyler County, Texas|Tyler]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]<br>
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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
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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.
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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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Lufkin Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193123&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Angelina&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Angelina|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/tx/ Cyndi's List ]- Links to state and county resources
  
 
== References  ==
 
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County Courthouse

Angelina County Courthouse
PO Box 908
Lufkin, TX 75902-0908
Phone: 936.634.8339 

County Clerk has some birth records from 1875, death records
 from 1903, marriage, probate and land records from 1846;
District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk and District
Court have court records from 1920[1]

History

Parent County

1846--Angelina County was created April 22, 1846 from Nacogdoches County.

County seats: Marion 1846-1854; Jonesville 1854-1858; Homer 1858-1892; Lufkin 1892-present. [2][3]

According to tradition, Angelina county was named for an Indian girl who helped missionaries in the area.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1891--Angelina County Courthouse at Homer burned on November 19, 1891.  Many of the county records - including those in the assessor's office and the justice of the peace office were destroyed. [4]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns: Burke | Diboll | Hudson | Huntington | Lufkin | Shawnee | Zavalla

Neighboring  Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith & Trinity at www.rootsweb.com

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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.

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Angelina 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).
  3. Angelina County - Handbook of Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hca03
  4. GenDisasters.com - Homer, TX Courthouse Fire, Nov 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7309/homer-tx-courthouse-fire-nov-1891