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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
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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''  
| county = Callahan County
 
| county_map = Tx-callahan.png
 
| state = Texas
 
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| founded year = 1858
 
| founded date = February 1
 
| seat wl = Baird
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History  ==
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[http://www.co.callahan.tx.us/ips/cms Callahan County Courthouse]<br>400 Market Street<br>Baird, Texas 79504-5305<br>Phone: 915.854.1217<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage, probate, and land records from 1877;<br> District Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Callahan County, Texas. Page 660 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
 
==== 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
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== Record Loss  ==
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
See an interactive map of Callahan County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html boundary changes].
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Cities, Towns and Communities: '''| Admiral | Atwell | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Callahan%2C+Baird|subject|disp=Baird}} | Clyde | Cottonwood | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Callahan%2C+Cross+Plains|subject|disp=Cross Plains}} | Denton Valley | Eula | Oplin | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Callahan%2C+Putman|subject|disp=Putnam}} | Rowden
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'''Cities, Towns and Communities: '''| Admiral | Atwell | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Callahan%2C+Baird|subject|disp=Baird}} | Clyde | Cottonwood | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Callahan%2C+Cross+Plains|subject|disp=Cross Plains}} | Denton Valley | Eula | Oplin | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Callahan%2C+Putman|subject|disp=Putnam}} | Rowden  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/glwfm/Callahan.html Callahan County General Index of Deeds]&nbsp; Callahan County Homepage
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*[http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/glwfm/Callahan.html Callahan County General Index of Deeds]&nbsp; Callahan County Homepage  
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*[http://www.glo.texas.gov/cf/land-grant-search/index.cfm Texas Land Grants Database Search] from the Texas General Land Office
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''I Remember Callahan,'' 1986 Callahan County Historical Commission.<br>Order from: Georgia Yawn, Chairman<br>100 West 4th Street, Suite 100<br>Baird, Texas 79504<br>[http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/Callahan/Callahan.html Name index] to''I Remember Callahan'' from the Callahan County Homepage.  
 
*''I Remember Callahan,'' 1986 Callahan County Historical Commission.<br>Order from: Georgia Yawn, Chairman<br>100 West 4th Street, Suite 100<br>Baird, Texas 79504<br>[http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/Callahan/Callahan.html Name index] to''I Remember Callahan'' from the Callahan County Homepage.  
 
*''Belle Plain, Texas: The Ghost Town in Callahan,'' 1972 by Thomas Robert Havins  
 
*''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.''&nbsp; Cottonwood History, Family Histories, Recipes, Old Photographs. Order from the [http://www.cottonwoodtexas.com Cottonwood Historical Association].
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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.&nbsp;
*''Cross Plains Remembered&nbsp;: Photos, Memories &amp; A Little Bit of Everything Else, 2011'' by the Barbarian Festival Committee. 352 pages.&nbsp; Available at the Cross Plains Library.  
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*''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'' 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>  
 
*''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>  
 
*''Crossties to Callahan: The Family of Alfred Dayton Williams,'' 1981, by J. D. Williams.<br>  
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*[http://www.callahancounty.org/historical/ Callahan County Historical Commission]<br>  
 
*[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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*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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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/callahantx Callahan County, AHGP Site]  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/callahantx Callahan County, AHGP Site]  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcallahan/ Callahan County TXGenWeb site]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txcallah Callahan County TXGenWeb site]  
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/Callahan/Callahan.html Callahan County Homepage]  
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/Callahan/Callahan.html Callahan County Homepage]  
*[http://www.cottonwoodtexas.com CottonwoodTexas.com] History, genealogy and local information about the Cottonwood community; Surname list; Cottonwood Historical Association.  
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*[http://www.cottonwoodtexas.com CottonwoodTexas.com] History, genealogy and local information about the Cottonwood community; Surname list.
 
*[http://www.crossplains.com CrossPlains.com]  
 
*[http://www.crossplains.com CrossPlains.com]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TX/Callahan/ Links for Callahan County] - Linkpedium  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TX/Callahan/ Links for Callahan County] - Linkpedium  
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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 01:46, 23 February 2013

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County Courthouse

Callahan County Courthouse
400 Market Street
Baird, Texas 79504-5305
Phone: 915.854.1217

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate, and land records from 1877;
District Clerk has divorce and court records[1]

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. 
  • 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 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

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Callahan County, Texas. Page 660 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
 

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)