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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties E|Counties E]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Erath County'' <br>
  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; Erath County'' <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Erath County
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| county_map = Tx-erath.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1856
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| founded date = January 25
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| seat wl = Stephenville
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}}
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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[http://co.erath.tx.us/ Erath County Courthouse]<br> 100 W Washington Street<br> Stephenville, TX 76401<br> Phone: 254.965.1482 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1869 probate records from <br>1876 and land records from 1867<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Erath County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Permanent settlers arrived in Stephenville in 1854.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1856--'''Erath County was created 25 January 1856 from [[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]] and [[Coryell County, Texas|Coryell]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Stephenville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
==Places/Localities==
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'''1866--'''Courthouse and most of the county records were destroyed by fire in the summer of 1866.
  
====Populated Places====
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
====Neighboring Counties====
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*[[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]]
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*[[Comanche County, Texas|Comanche]]
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*[[Eastland County, Texas|Eastland]]
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*[[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton]]
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*[[Hood County, Texas|Hood]]
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*[[Palo Pinto County, Texas|Palo Pinto]]
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*[[Somervell County, Texas|Somervell]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/cemetery.htm Erath County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/erathph.html Erath County Cemetery Photographs&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/cem/cemeteries.htm Erath County Cemetery List] from the Erath County TXGenWeb site
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pairplace2/erathcounty.htm Erath County Cemeteries], transcriptions and photographs of each headstone for: Beth Haven, Cow Creek, Lowell, Lower School Hill, Round Grove, School Hill, and Victor Cemeteries and Old Dublin Memorial Park.
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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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==== Census  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/taxlists/1856-57.txt 1856-1857 Tax Rolls]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/census/1900part.txt 1900 Federal Census, partial&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/census/p115.txt 1900 Federal Census -Prect 2 Page 115-Davies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/census/1900erth.txt 1900 Federal Census - Prect 1 Pages 1A-21B]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/church/church.htm Erath County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/court/court.htm Erath County Court Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/deeds/erath.txt Land Abstract Indicies&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/deeds/1867.txt Partial Index for Deeds 1867-1890]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/bios/bios.htm Biographies of Erath County Residents]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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://usgwarchives.net/maps/texas/countymap/erath.jpg Erath County Map&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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 Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/military/pensions/civilwar/erathngt.txt CSA&nbsp;Indigent Families]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/military/pensions/civilwar/erathcsa.txt CSA&nbsp;Pension List&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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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  ====
 
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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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/obits/obits.htm Erath County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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)
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/taxlists/1856-57.txt 1856-1857 Tax Rolls]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; &nbsp;TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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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
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Dublin Public Library<br>206 W Blackjack St<br>Dublin, TX 76446<br>Phone: (254) 445-4141<br>[http://www.dublinlibrary.org/ Website]
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<br>Stephenville Public Library<br>174 N Columbia St<br>Stephenville, TX 76401<br>Phone: (254) 918-1240<br>[http://www.ci.stephenville.tx.us/services/library/index.htm Website]
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==== Family History Centers'''<br>''' ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Stephenville Texas Family History Center]]
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<br>[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
 
== 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://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/eratoc.htm Erath County Archives&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
*Family History Library Catalog. Salt Lake City, Utah.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/ Erath County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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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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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Erath|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Erath County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Erath County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 25, 1856
County Seat Stephenville
Courthouse



County Courthouse

Erath County Courthouse
100 W Washington Street
Stephenville, TX 76401
Phone: 254.965.1482

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1869 probate records from
1876 and land records from 1867[1]

History

Permanent settlers arrived in Stephenville in 1854.

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1866--Courthouse and most of the county records were destroyed by fire in the summer of 1866.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries


Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Dublin Public Library
206 W Blackjack St
Dublin, TX 76446
Phone: (254) 445-4141
Website


Stephenville Public Library
174 N Columbia St
Stephenville, TX 76401
Phone: (254) 918-1240
Website

Family History Centers


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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Erath County, Texas. Page 663 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).