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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]] Comanche County'' <br>  
  
== County Courthouse ==
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| county = Comanche County
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| county_map = Tx-comanche.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1856
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| founded date = January 25
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| seat wl = Comanche
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== Comanche County<br>  ==
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/TX_Comanche.htm Comanche County Courthouse]<br> County Courthouse<br> Comanche, TX 76442<br> Phone: 915.356.2655&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1903,<br> marriage records from 1856, probate records from 1897, <br>court records from 1934 and land records from 1859<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Comanche County, Texas. Page 661 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1856--'''Comanche County was created 25 January 1856 from Bosque and Coryell Counties. '''County seat:''' Comanche <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1856--'''Comanche County was created 25 January 1856 from [[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]] and [[Coryell County, Texas|Coryell <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229133187734_761" />]]Counties. '''County seat:''' Comanche <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Comanche | Comyn | Downing | Duster | Energy | Gustine | Hasse | Lake Proctor | Lamkin | Newburg | Proctor | Rucker | Sipe Springs | Vandyke
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Brown County, Texas|Brown]]
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*[[Eastland County, Texas|Eastland]]
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*[[Erath County, Texas|Erath]]
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*[[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton]]
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*[[Mills County, Texas|Mills]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church ====
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*''Soda Springs Community Cemeteries'', by James &amp; Donna Chapman. Book tells the history of the families of this vanished community through the lives of those buried in the six cemeteries in the area: Taylor’s Chapel/Concord, Suggs, Copperas Creek, Martin Branch, Chaney, and Robertson. From Aaron to Wright, 670 individuals buried in the six cemeteries or living persons who have chosen their resting places and erected their tombstones are included in this volume. 420 Pages. Over 350 Pictures and Historical Photographs. Available from the [http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/books_sale.htm Comanche Public Library].
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*Amity Cemetery in Comanche County is included ''Rural Cemetery Inscriptions of Brown County Supplement ''updated 1970-2002. Available from the [http://www.browncountyhistory.org/books.html Brown County Historical Society]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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==== Churches ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[Texas, Comanche County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Texas, Conamche County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''Blazing the Way: Tales of Comanche County Pioneers'' by Eulalia Nabers Wells, 1942.
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*''Patchwork of Memories: Historical Sketches of Comanche County, Texas'' by the Comanche County Bicentennial Committee, 1976.
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*''Comanche County History: Comanche County Family Histories'', 2 volumes, by Fredda Davis Jones, 2008.
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*''101 Places to See in and Around Comanche,'' 101 contemporary views photographed by the 2008-09 students of the Comanche ISD Gifted and Talented Program, grades 1-5.&nbsp; Available from the [http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/books_sale.htm Comanche Public Library]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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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
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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  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://thecomanchechief.com/ The Comanche Chief Newspaper] published weekly
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*[http://deleonfreepress.com/ DeLeon Free Press]
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*[http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/oldnews.htm Early Comanche County Newspapers] excerpts from 1876-1930, from the Comanche Public Library website
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*Comanche County Newspapers on Microfilm, available for viewing at the [http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/ Comanche Public Library]:
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**Comanche Chief, 1879-1882, 1912-present.
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**De Leon Free Press, 1923-1940, 1947-present.
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**De Leon Monitor, Aug 1995-Dec 2001
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[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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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.comanchecountytxgenealogy.org/ Comanche County Genealogical Society] meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Comanche County Historical Museum, 402 Moorman Road, Comanche, Texas<br>
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*[http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/ Comanche Public Library ]<br>311 N. Austin Street<br>Comanche, Texas 76442 <br>325-356-2122
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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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.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193311&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Comanche&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Comanche|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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=== FamilySearch Historical Record Collections  ===
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An online collection conatining this record is located in[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1831470 FamilySearch.org]
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A wiki article describing this collection is found at:
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*[[Texas, Comanche County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
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Comanche County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Comanche County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 25, 1856
County Seat Comanche
Courthouse


Comanche County

Comanche County Courthouse
County Courthouse
Comanche, TX 76442
Phone: 915.356.2655 

County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1903,
marriage records from 1856, probate records from 1897,
court records from 1934 and land records from 1859[1]

History

The area was part of the land grant to Stephen F. Austin, the first settlement was in 1854, development of area started about 1873.

Parent County

1856--Comanche County was created 25 January 1856 from Bosque and Coryell Counties. County seat: Comanche [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Comanche | Comyn | Downing | Duster | Energy | Gustine | Hasse | Lake Proctor | Lamkin | Newburg | Proctor | Rucker | Sipe Springs | Vandyke

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Soda Springs Community Cemeteries, by James & Donna Chapman. Book tells the history of the families of this vanished community through the lives of those buried in the six cemeteries in the area: Taylor’s Chapel/Concord, Suggs, Copperas Creek, Martin Branch, Chaney, and Robertson. From Aaron to Wright, 670 individuals buried in the six cemeteries or living persons who have chosen their resting places and erected their tombstones are included in this volume. 420 Pages. Over 350 Pictures and Historical Photographs. Available from the Comanche Public Library.
  • Amity Cemetery in Comanche County is included Rural Cemetery Inscriptions of Brown County Supplement updated 1970-2002. Available from the Brown County Historical Society
  • Tombstone Transcription Project ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
  • Texas Historic Cemeteries ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
  • African American Cemeteries Online ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
  • Cemetery Junction  ~  Links to cemetery transcriptions

Churches

Court

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Texas, Conamche County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Land

Local Histories

  • Blazing the Way: Tales of Comanche County Pioneers by Eulalia Nabers Wells, 1942.
  • Patchwork of Memories: Historical Sketches of Comanche County, Texas by the Comanche County Bicentennial Committee, 1976.
  • Comanche County History: Comanche County Family Histories, 2 volumes, by Fredda Davis Jones, 2008.
  • 101 Places to See in and Around Comanche, 101 contemporary views photographed by the 2008-09 students of the Comanche ISD Gifted and Talented Program, grades 1-5.  Available from the Comanche Public Library


  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Comanche County, Texas. Page 661 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).

FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

An online collection conatining this record is located inFamilySearch.org

A wiki article describing this collection is found at: