Eastland County, Texas Genealogy

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Eastland County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Eastland County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Eastland
Courthouse




County Courthouse

TexasEastlandCourthouse.jpg

History

Parent County

1858--Eastland County was created 1 February 1858 from Bosque, Coryell and Travis Counties. County seat: Eastland [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1896--Eastland County Courthouse, a three-story stone building, burned on November 29, 1896.  The records are believed to have been saved. [2]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Carbon | Cisco | Desdemona | Eastland | Gorman | Kokomo | Mangum | Nimrod | Olden | Pioneer | Ranger | Rising Star | Romney | Sabanno | Scranton

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • History of Eastland County, by Mrs. George Langston,  (Dallas: Aldridge, 1904). Full text version online at archive.org.
  • History of Eastland County, Texas, by Edwin T. Cox, (San Antonio: Naylor, 1950).
  • Eastland County, Texas: A Historical and Biographical Survey, by Ruby Pearl Ghormley, (Austin: Rupegy, 1969).
  • The History of Eastland County, 1873-1973.


Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Centennial Memorial Library
210 S Lamar St
Eastland, TX 76448
Phone: (254) 629-2281


Cisco Public Library
600 Ave G
Cisco, TX 76437
Phone: (254) 442-1020


Ranger City Library
718 Pine St
Ranger, TX 76470
Phone: (254) 647-1880


Charlie Garrett Memorial Library
103 S Fisher
Gorman, TX 76454
Phone: (254) 734-3301


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

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. GenDisasters.com - Eastland, TX Courthouse Fire, Nov 1896 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17829/eastland-tx-courthouse-fire-nov-1896