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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|C Counties]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Childress County'' <br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}  
  
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Adopted by TXGenWeb Childress Co, Texas<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Vicki Shaffer
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.childress.tx.us/ips/cms Childress County Courthouse]<br> Courthouse Box 4<br> Childress, Texas 79201-3755<br>Phone: 940.937.6143<br><br> County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage records from 1893, divorce and court records<br> from 1900, probate records from 1894 and land records<br> from 1895<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Childress County, Texas. Page 660 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1876--'''Childress County was created 21 May 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Childress <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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The county was named for George C. Childress, (1804-1841), lawyer, statesman, and author of the Texas Declaration of Independence, son of John Campbell and Elizabeth (Robertson) Childress, was born on January 8, 1804, at Nashville, Tennessee.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1891'''--Childress County Courthouse destroyed by fire on October 21, 1891.&nbsp; All records were lost.&nbsp;<ref>GenDisasters.com - Childress, TX Courthouse Fire, Oct 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7340/childress-tx-childress-county-courthouse-fire-oct-1891</ref> <br>
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== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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'''Towns and Cities:&nbsp;'''Childress | Carey | Kirkland | Loco | Tell<br>
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[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/towns.htm Towns and Communities] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Collingsworth County, Texas|Collingsworth]]
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*[[Cottle County, Texas|Cottle]]
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*[[Hall County, Texas|Hall]]
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*[[Hardeman County, Texas|Hardeman]]
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*[[Harmon County, Oklahoma|Harmon County, Oklahoma]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Cemeteries/index.htm Childress County Cemeteries] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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==== Census  ====
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Census/index.htm Childress County Census Records] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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==== Churches  ====
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==== Court  ====
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/1st-term.htm Childress County Court Records] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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==== Land  ====
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==== Landmarks  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb9.org/landmarks/childres.htm Childress County Landmarks] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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==== Local Histories  ====
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*''The Childress County Story'', 1971
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/history.htm Childress County History] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcc11 Childress County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
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==== Military  ====
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Military/index.htm Childress County Military Records] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Photographs  ====
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Photos/photos.htm Childress County Photos] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Stories  ====
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Stories/index.htm Childress County Stories] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Death-Certificates/index.htm Childress County Vital Records] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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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.
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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
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Childress County Heritage Museum<br>210 3rd Street, N.W.<br>Childress, TX 79201<br>817-937-2261&nbsp; [http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1167450 information]<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Childress-County-Heritage-Museum/104512606273866 facebook page]<br>
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*Childress Public Library<br>117 Avenue B, NE<br>Childress, Texas 79201<br>940-937-8421 [http://harringtonlc.org/education/staff/staff.php?sectionid=138 website]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Childress Texas Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Childress|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
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County Courthouse

Childress County Courthouse
Courthouse Box 4
Childress, Texas 79201-3755
Phone: 940.937.6143

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1893, divorce and court records
from 1900, probate records from 1894 and land records
from 1895[1]

History

Parent County

1876--Childress County was created 21 May 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Childress [2]

The county was named for George C. Childress, (1804-1841), lawyer, statesman, and author of the Texas Declaration of Independence, son of John Campbell and Elizabeth (Robertson) Childress, was born on January 8, 1804, at Nashville, Tennessee.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1891--Childress County Courthouse destroyed by fire on October 21, 1891.  All records were lost. [3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Childress | Carey | Kirkland | Loco | Tell

Towns and Communities from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Churches

Court

Land

Landmarks

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Photographs

Probate

Stories

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Childress County Heritage Museum
    210 3rd Street, N.W.
    Childress, TX 79201
    817-937-2261  information
    facebook page
  • Childress Public Library
    117 Avenue B, NE
    Childress, Texas 79201
    940-937-8421 website

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb 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), Childress 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).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Childress, TX Courthouse Fire, Oct 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7340/childress-tx-childress-county-courthouse-fire-oct-1891