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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''  
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Guide to '''Callahan County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded year = 1858
 
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| building address = Callahan County Courthouse<br>400 Market Street<br>Baird, Texas 79504-5305<br>Phone: 915.854.1217<br>[http://www.co.callahan.tx.us '''Callahan County Website'''] }}
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History  ==
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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].
 
  
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== Record Loss  ==
  
 
== 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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==== Church  ====
 
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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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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{{TX Land}}
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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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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''Early Days in Callahan County,'' 1966, by Brutus Clay Christman.  
 
*''Early Days in Callahan County,'' 1966, by Brutus Clay Christman.  
 
*''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, ''''Cross Plains Remembered, Volume 2 : Photos, Memories &amp; A Little Bit of Everything Else, 2012'' and ''Cross Plains Remembered, Volume 3 : Photos, Memories &amp; A Little Bit of Everything Else, 2012'' (available Sept 2012) by the Barbarian Festival Committee. 352 pages each.&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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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Callahan}}
  
 
*[http://www.e-cinc.com/baird.html Callahan County Baird Star] Newspaper online two weeks after publication date.  
 
*[http://www.e-cinc.com/baird.html Callahan County Baird Star] Newspaper online two weeks after publication date.  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
 
*[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.  
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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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Callahan County, Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Baird
Courthouse
Address Callahan County Courthouse
400 Market Street
Baird, Texas 79504-5305
Phone: 915.854.1217
Callahan County Website


County Courthouse

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

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Callahan County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas 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

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Callahan County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

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)