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{{Texas-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] &gt;&nbsp;Hemphill County'' <br>
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{{Texas-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Hemphill County'' <br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}  
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<br>Adopted by TXGenWeb Hemphill County<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Kaitlan Davidson
  
Adopted by TXGenWeb Hemphill County<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Kaitlan Davidson
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.hemphill.tx.us/ips/cms Hemphill County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 867<br> Canadian, TX 79014-0867<br> Phone: 806.323.6212 <br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1876, <br>death records from 1910, marriage, divorce,<br> probate, court and land records from 1887<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hemphill County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1876--'''Hemphill County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Canadian <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1876--'''Hemphill County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Canadian <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
'''1887'''--Hemphill County was attached to [[Wheeler County, Texas|Wheeler]] County for administrative purposes until 1887. At that time, Canadian became the county seat.<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Hemphill County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch12</ref>
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'''1887'''--Hemphill County was attached to [[Wheeler County, Texas|Wheeler]] County for administrative purposes until 1887. At that time, Canadian became the county seat.<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Hemphill County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch12</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''1930 --''' The US Supreme Court relocated the 100th meridian about 3700 feet to the east. This moved the eastern border of the Texas Panhandle.&nbsp; Hemphill County gained area that was once in Oklahoma.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
==== Ghost Towns &amp; Former Communities<br> ====
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==== Ghost Towns &amp; Former Communities<br> ====
  
Clear Creek (Hogtown) | Dreyfoos | Gageby | Gem | Mendota | Midway | Zybach<br>
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Clear Creek (Hogtown) | Dreyfoos | Gageby | Gem | Mendota | Midway | Zybach<br>  
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*''Cowmen and Ladies: A History of Hemphill County,'' 1977 by Sallie B. Harris.  
 
*''Cowmen and Ladies: A History of Hemphill County,'' 1977 by Sallie B. Harris.  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/HH/hch12.html Hemphill County History] from The Handbook of Texas Online
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/HH/hch12.html Hemphill County History] from The Handbook of Texas Online  
 
*[http://www.canadiantx.org/history.html Canadian, Texas History] from canadiantx.org.
 
*[http://www.canadiantx.org/history.html Canadian, Texas History] from canadiantx.org.
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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/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.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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*[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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.canadiantx.org/ Canadian, Texas Chamber of Commerce and EDC] website
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*[http://www.canadiantx.org/ Canadian, Texas Chamber of Commerce and EDC] website  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county<br>  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county<br>  
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Hemphill|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Hemphill|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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County Courthouse

Hemphill County Courthouse
PO Box 867
Canadian, TX 79014-0867
Phone: 806.323.6212

County Clerk has birth records from 1876,
death records from 1910, marriage, divorce,
probate, court and land records from 1887[1]

History

Parent County

1876--Hemphill County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Canadian [2]

1887--Hemphill County was attached to Wheeler County for administrative purposes until 1887. At that time, Canadian became the county seat.[3]

Boundary Changes

1930 -- The US Supreme Court relocated the 100th meridian about 3700 feet to the east. This moved the eastern border of the Texas Panhandle.  Hemphill County gained area that was once in Oklahoma.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Ghost Towns & Former Communities

Clear Creek (Hogtown) | Dreyfoos | Gageby | Gem | Mendota | Midway | Zybach

Populated Places

Canadian | Cataline | Glazier

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hemphill County, Texas. Page 666 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. Handbook of Texas Online: Hemphill County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch12