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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Brazos County'' <br>
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| county = Brazos County
 
| county = Brazos County
 
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| founded date = January 30
 
| founded date = January 30
 
| seat wl = Bryan
 
| seat wl = Bryan
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.brazoscountytx.gov/ Brazos County Courthouse]<br> 300 E 26th Ste 120; <br>Bryan, TX 77803<br> Phone: 979.361.4528
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1841, birth and death&nbsp;records from 1900, <br>probate records from 1844 and court records from 1959 with some earlier<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brazos County, Texas. Page 659 {{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  ====
  
'''1841--'''Brazos County was created 30 January 1841 from [[Robertson County, Texas|Robertson]] and Washington Counties. It was formerly Navasota County, but renamed 28 January 1842. '''County seat:''' Bryan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1841--'''Brazos County was created 30 January 1841 from [[Robertson County, Texas|Robertson]] and [[Washington County, Texas|Washington]] Counties. The county was originally named Navasota County, but was renamed Brazos County on 28 January 1842. '''County seat:''' Bryan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for the Brazos River  
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The county was named for the Brazos River.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Towns and Cities: '''[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193218&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazos%2C+Bryan&columns=*,0,0 Bryan]&nbsp;| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193220&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazos%2C+College+Station&columns=*,0,0 College Station]&nbsp;| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193221&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazos%2C+Kurten&columns=*,0,0 Kurten]&nbsp;| Millican | Wixon Valley  
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'''Towns and Cities: '''{{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazos%2C+Bryan|subject|disp=Bryan}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazos%2C+College+Station|subject|disp=College Station}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazos%2C+Kurten|subject|disp=Kurten}}&nbsp;| Millican | Wixon Valley  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.brazosgenealogy.org/lookups.asp Look-up Volunteers for Brazos County, TXGenWeb]
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*[http://www.brazosgenealogy.org/resource.asp Brazos County Sources and Online Databases]~ Brazos County, TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
  
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Individual cemeteries:
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BillionGraves
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104352 Bagdad Cemetery, Leander]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104416 Bethel Cemetery, College Station]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104428 Bickham Cemetery, Bryan]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158963 Bright Light Cemetery, College Station]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104672 College Station Cemetery, College Station]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159093 Edge Cemetery, Hearne] at end of New Cemetery Road NW off Macey Rd.
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105067 Grandview Cemetery, Bryan]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105194 Henry Cemetery, Bryan]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105291 House Cemetery, Bryan]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105671 Millican Cemetery, Millican]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105953 Peach Creek Cemetery, College Station]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160083 Roans Chapel Cemetery, College Station]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158958 Salem Cemetery, between Wellborn and Spencer's Cove] On road just to the west of FM 2154 that parallels it.
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159933 Steep Hollow Cemetery, Bryan]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106557 Tryon Cemetery, Bryan]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106636 Weaver Cemetery, College Station]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158699 Wellborn Cemetery, College Station]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106730 Wixom Cemetery, Wixom Valley]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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*[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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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[[Www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html|Texas Museums]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.brazoscountyhistory.org/histmarkers-list Brazos Historical Commission] Historical Markers of Brazos County
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== 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 TXGenWeb 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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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html Texas Muster Rolls and Military Records for 1835 &amp; 1836] Complete List ~ TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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==== 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  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Bryan+College Station Public Library System<br>201 E 26th St<br>Bryan, TX 77803<br>Phone: (979) 209-5600<br>[http://www.bcslibrary.org/ Website]
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:[http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56 Carnegie History Center]<br>Bryan+College Station Library System<br>111 South Main<br>Bryan, Texas 77803<br>(979) 209-5630
 
 
  
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==== '''FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS'''  ====
  
'''FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS'''
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[College Station Texas Family History Center]]<br>2500 Barak Ln<br>Bryan, Brazos, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 979-846-3516<br>Hours: T,Th 10am-1:30pm; T,Th 7pm-9:30pm; 2nd Sat 9am-11am<br>Closed: Closed all week for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years
  
College Station Texas <br>2500 Barak Ln<br>Bryan, Brazos, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 979-846-3516<br>Hours: T,Th 10am-1:30pm; T,Th 7pm-9:30pm; 2nd Sat 9am-11am<br>Closed: Closed all week for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years
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<br>Family Search Library<br>Carnegie History Center<br>111 South Main Street<br>Bryan, Texas 77803 <br>Phone: (979)209-5634<br>Hours: Tue, Thurs 10-7 pm; Wed., Fri. 10-5pm <br>[http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56 http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[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.  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
 
 
 
 
  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193217&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazos&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazos|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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{{Texas|Texas}}  
  
 
[[Category:Brazos_County,_Texas]]
 
[[Category:Brazos_County,_Texas]]

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Brazos County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Brazos County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 30, 1841
County Seat Bryan
Courthouse


County Courthouse

Brazos County Courthouse
300 E 26th Ste 120;
Bryan, TX 77803
Phone: 979.361.4528


County Clerk has marriage records from 1841, birth and death records from 1900,
probate records from 1844 and court records from 1959 with some earlier[1]

History

Parent County

1841--Brazos County was created 30 January 1841 from Robertson and Washington Counties. The county was originally named Navasota County, but was renamed Brazos County on 28 January 1842. County seat: Bryan [2]

The county was named for the Brazos River.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Bryan | College Station | Kurten | Millican | Wixon Valley

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

BillionGraves

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Carnegie History Center
Bryan+College Station Library System
111 South Main
Bryan, Texas 77803
(979) 209-5630

FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS


Family Search Library
Carnegie History Center
111 South Main Street
Bryan, Texas 77803
Phone: (979)209-5634
Hours: Tue, Thurs 10-7 pm; Wed., Fri. 10-5pm
http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brazos County, Texas. Page 659 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).