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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] 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
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
See an interactive map of Callahan County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html boundary changes].
 
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Record Loss  ==
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Cities, Towns and Communities: '''| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Callahan%2C+Baird|subject|disp=Baird}} | Clyde | Cottonwood | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Callahan%2C+Cross+Plains|subject|disp=Cross Plains}} | Eula | Oplin |&nbsp; {{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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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcallahan/lookup.html Look-Up Volunteer for Callahan County]~Callahan County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcallah/lookup.html Look-Up Volunteer for Callahan County]~Callahan County, TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcallahan/cresources.html Other Callahan County Resouces]~Useful resources of Callahan County~Callahan County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcallah/cresources.html Other Callahan County Resouces]~Useful resources of Callahan County~Callahan County, TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcallahan/callahancemeteries.html Cemeteries of Callahan County] ~A list of County Cemeteries with burial listings~ Callahan County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcallah/callahancemeteries.html Cemeteries of Callahan County] ~A list of County Cemeteries with burial listings~ Callahan County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[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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==== 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;
*''Crossties to Callahan: The Family of Alfred Dayton Williams,'' 1981, by J. D. Williams.<br>
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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.
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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>
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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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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.cpveterans.com Cross Plains Veterans Memorial website] Listing of all of the 3000+ veterans from Cross Plains and the surrounding area, from Civil War through Afghanistan, whose names are on the memorial. Photographs of the stone tablets, photographs, obituaries and information on of many of the veterans. <br>
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*[http://www.cpveterans.com Cross Plains Veterans Memorial website] Listing of all of the 3000+ veterans from Cross Plains and the surrounding area, from Civil War through Afghanistan, whose names are on the memorial. Photographs of the stone tablets, photographs, obituaries and information on of many of the veterans.  
 
*[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  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html Texas Muster Rolls and Military Records for 1835 &amp; 1836] Complete List ~ TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html Texas Muster Rolls and Military Records for 1835 &amp; 1836] Complete List ~ TXGenWeb
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/callahantx/marriages.htm Marriage Records of Callahan County] ~Partial list of Marriages of Callahan County~Hidden Ancestors.  
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/callahantx/marriages.htm Marriage Records of Callahan County] ~Partial list of Marriages of Callahan County~Hidden Ancestors.  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcallahan/vitalrecords.html Vital Records of Callahan County] ~Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Records for Callahan County  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcallah/vitalrecords.html Vital Records of Callahan County] ~Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Records for Callahan County  
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/Callahan/CallahanMarriages.html Callahan County Marriages Index 1877-1965] from the Callahan County Homepage  
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/Callahan/CallahanMarriages.html Callahan County Marriages Index 1877-1965] from the Callahan County Homepage  
*[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  ==
  
*[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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*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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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)