Carson County, Texas Genealogy

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Guide to Carson County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Carson County Courthouse
PO Box 487
Panhandle, TX 79068
Phone: 806.537.3873 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1888, divorce records from 1902,
probate records from 1907 and land records from 1883[1]

History

First settled by Mexican farmers and ranchers in the early 1800's.

Parent County

1876--Carson County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Panhandle [2]

The county was named for Samuel P. Carson, congressman and Republic of Texas secretary of state. (1798-1838). Samuel Price Carson, planter and lawmaker, son of John and Mary (Moffitt) Carson, was born at Pleasant Gardens, North Carolina, on January 22, 1798.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Groom | Panhandle | Skellytown | White Deer |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

FindAGrave - cemetery transcriptions and photos for Carson County


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1890356
190046931.7%
19102,127353.5%
19203,07844.7%
19307,745151.6%
19406,624−14.5%
19506,8523.4%
19607,78113.6%
19706,358−18.3%
19806,6724.9%
19906,576−1.4%
20006,516−0.9%
20106,182−5.1%


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

  • Panhandle Herald

P. O. Box 429
Panhandle, TX 79068-0429
Phone: 806-537-3634
Fax: 806-537-3780

  • Amarillo Daily News

Founded: 1909

  • Amarillo Globe-Times

900 S. Harrison
Amarillo, TX 79166
Founded: 1924
Phone: 806-376-4488
Fax: 806-376-9217

  • Amarillo Globe-News

Amarillo, TX
http://www.amarillonet.com/

  • White Deer News

206 S. Main St.
P. O. Box 728
White Deer, TX 79097
Phone: 806-883-4881

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.

References

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