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[http://www.cpveterans.com Cross Plains Veterans Memorial website].  Listing of all of the veterans on the memorial, photographs of the stone tablets, photographs of many of the veterans.
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County Courthouse


Parent County

1858--Callahan County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar, Travis and Bosque Counties. County seat: Baird [1]

The county was named for James H. Callahan, military leader

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties






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 to "I Remember Callahan" from the Callahan County Homepage.
  • "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.
  • "Crossties to Callahan: The Family of Alfred Dayton Williams," 1981, by J. D. Williams.
  • "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 Genweb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select  the county.


Cross Plains Veterans Memorial website.  Listing of all of the veterans on the memorial, photographs of the stone tablets, photographs of many of the veterans.


Callahan County Baird Star Newspaper online two weeks after publication date.

Baird Banner

Clyde Journal
PO Box 979
117 So. 1st St.
Clyde, Texas 79510

Cross Plains Review
P O Box 519
116 S.E. 1st St.
Cross Plains, Texas 76443

Back Issues of the Cross Plains Review, 1911-1975, and the Baird-Callahan County Star, 1888-1935, are available for viewing on microfilm at the Cross Plains Library



Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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

Societies and Libraries

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

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).