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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Callahan County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Callahan County
 
| county_map = Tx-callahan.png
 
| state = Texas
 
| state_map = Texas.png
 
| founded year = 1858
 
| founded date = February 1
 
| seat wl = Baird
 
}}
 
 
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Callahan County; 400 Market St; Baird, TX 79504-5305; Ph. 915.854.1217 Details: (Co Clk has b &amp; d rec from 1903, m, pro &amp; land rec form 1877; Dis Clk has div &amp; ct rec)
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
'''1858--'''Callahan County was created 1 February 1858 from [[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]], [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]] and [[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Baird <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
The county was named for James H. Callahan, military leader
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
See an interactive map of Callahan County [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/maps/ boundary changes].
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
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*''Cottonwood's My Home: Recipes, Memories, History, ''2007, Cottonwood Historical Association. Also, ''Supplement to Cottonwood's My Home,'' and ''Cottonwood's My Home: Vol. 2.''&nbsp; Cottonwood History, Family Histories, Recipes, Old Photographs. Order from the [http://www.cottonwoodtexas.com Cottonwood Historical Association].  
 
*''Cottonwood's My Home: Recipes, Memories, History, ''2007, Cottonwood Historical Association. Also, ''Supplement to Cottonwood's My Home,'' and ''Cottonwood's My Home: Vol. 2.''&nbsp; Cottonwood History, Family Histories, Recipes, Old Photographs. Order from the [http://www.cottonwoodtexas.com Cottonwood Historical Association].  
 
*''Cross Plains Remembered&nbsp;: Photos, Memories &amp; A Little Bit of Everything Else, 2011, Cross Plains Remembered, Volume 2, 2012'' and ''Cross Plains Remembered, Volume 3, 2012'' (available Sept 2012) by the Barbarian Festival Committee. 352 pages each.&nbsp; Available at the Cross Plains Library.  
 
*''Cross Plains Remembered&nbsp;: Photos, Memories &amp; A Little Bit of Everything Else, 2011, Cross Plains Remembered, Volume 2, 2012'' and ''Cross Plains Remembered, Volume 3, 2012'' (available Sept 2012) by the Barbarian Festival Committee. 352 pages each.&nbsp; Available at the Cross Plains Library.  
*''Footsteps of Approaching Thousands, a History of the Early Days of Cross Plains,'' 2011 by Ann Beeler. Available from the [http://www.crossplainslibrary.com/new-book-on-history-of-cross-plains-available-at-library.html Cross Plains Library].<br>  
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*''Footsteps of Approaching Thousands, a History of the Early Days of Cross Plains,'' 2011 by Ann Beeler. Available from the [http://www.crossplainslibrary.com/new-book-on-history-of-cross-plains-available-at-library.html Cross Plains Library].<br>
*''Crossties to Callahan: The Family of Alfred Dayton Williams,'' 1981, by J. D. Williams.<br>  
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*''Crossties to Callahan: The Family of Alfred Dayton Williams,'' 1981, by J. D. Williams.<br>
 
*''The Hills of Home,'' 1949 by John Berry.&nbsp; Story of the author's growing up in Clyde, Texas.  
 
*''The Hills of Home,'' 1949 by John Berry.&nbsp; Story of the author's growing up in Clyde, Texas.  
 
*''Nubbin Ridge: My Boyhood on a Texas Farm, ''1960 by Lewis Nordyke.&nbsp; Story of Nordyke's growing up in the Cottonwood/Turkey Creek area in the 1910s-1920s.  
 
*''Nubbin Ridge: My Boyhood on a Texas Farm, ''1960 by Lewis Nordyke.&nbsp; Story of Nordyke's growing up in the Cottonwood/Turkey Creek area in the 1910s-1920s.  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.callahancounty.org/historical/ Callahan County Historical Commission]<br>  
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*[http://www.callahancounty.org/historical/ Callahan County Historical Commission]<br>
*[http://www.cottonwoodtexas.com Cottonwood Historical Association]<br>P. O. Box 704<br>Cross Plains, TX 76443<br>  
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*[http://www.cottonwoodtexas.com Cottonwood Historical Association]<br>P. O. Box 704<br>Cross Plains, TX 76443<br>
 
*[http://www.crossplainslibrary.com/genealogy-local-history/genealogy-local-history-resources Cross Plains Area Genealogy Society]<br>
 
*[http://www.crossplainslibrary.com/genealogy-local-history/genealogy-local-history-resources Cross Plains Area Genealogy Society]<br>
  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Callahan County; 400 Market St; Baird, TX 79504-5305; Ph. 915.854.1217 Details: (Co Clk has b &amp; d rec from 1903, m, pro &amp; land rec form 1877; Dis Clk has div &amp; ct rec)
  
 
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Revision as of 17:56, 4 September 2012

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities, Towns and Communities: | Admiral | Atwell | Baird | Clyde | Cottonwood | Cross Plains | Denton Valley | Eula | Oplin | Putnam | Rowden

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Early Days in Callahan County, 1966, by Brutus Clay Christman.
  • I Remember Callahan, 1986 Callahan County Historical Commission.
    Order from: Georgia Yawn, Chairman
    100 West 4th Street, Suite 100
    Baird, Texas 79504
    Name index toI Remember Callahan from the Callahan County Homepage.
  • Belle Plain, Texas: The Ghost Town in Callahan, 1972 by Thomas Robert Havins
  • Cottonwood's My Home: Recipes, Memories, History, 2007, Cottonwood Historical Association. Also, Supplement to Cottonwood's My Home, and Cottonwood's My Home: Vol. 2.  Cottonwood History, Family Histories, Recipes, Old Photographs. Order from the Cottonwood Historical Association.
  • Cross Plains Remembered : Photos, Memories & A Little Bit of Everything Else, 2011, Cross Plains Remembered, Volume 2, 2012 and Cross Plains Remembered, Volume 3, 2012 (available Sept 2012) by the Barbarian Festival Committee. 352 pages each.  Available at the Cross Plains Library.
  • Footsteps of Approaching Thousands, a History of the Early Days of Cross Plains, 2011 by Ann Beeler. Available from the Cross Plains Library.
  • Crossties to Callahan: The Family of Alfred Dayton Williams, 1981, by J. D. Williams.
  • The Hills of Home, 1949 by John Berry.  Story of the author's growing up in Clyde, Texas.
  • Nubbin Ridge: My Boyhood on a Texas Farm, 1960 by Lewis Nordyke.  Story of Nordyke's growing up in the Cottonwood/Turkey Creek area in the 1910s-1920s.
  • Texas Museums List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Callahan County Public Library & Pioneer Museum
    Courthouse, 100 W 4th B1
    Baird, TX 79504-5305
    325-854-1718
  • Clyde Public Library
    121 Oak St.
    Clyde, TX 75910
    325-893-5315
  • Cross Plains Public Library
    149 N Main St.
    P.O. Box 333
    Cross Plains, TX 76443
    254-725-7722
    Hours: 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Web Sites

References


 

Callahan County; 400 Market St; Baird, TX 79504-5305; Ph. 915.854.1217 Details: (Co Clk has b & d rec from 1903, m, pro & land rec form 1877; Dis Clk has div & ct rec)