Hartley County, Texas Genealogy

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Adopted by TXGenWeb Hartley County
                      David Pitt

County Courthouse

The town of Hartley was the first county seat of Hartley County, from 1891-1896.  In 1896, the county seat was moved to Channing.

Hartley County Courthouse
County Clerk - Diane Thompson
900 Main Street
P.O. Box Q
Channing, Texas 79018
Phone: 806-235-3582 Ext. 101
Fax: 806-235-2316

Hartley County Government website


Hartley County is named for Oliver C. Hartley and his brother, Rufus K. Hartley, two early Texas legislators and lawyers.

Parent County

1876--Hartley County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1891. County seat: Channing [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Channing | Dalhart (partly in Dallam County) | Hartley

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

  • The Book of Years: A History of Dallam and Hartley Counties, 1969, by Lillie Mae Hunter.
  • Hartley County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.


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





Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

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


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).