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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]] Hill County''<br>
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Guide to '''Hill County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Hill County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1853
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| founded date = 7 February
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| seat = Hillsboro
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| building address = Hill County Courthouse<br>PO Box 398<br>Hillsboro, TX 76645-0398}}
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
 
[[Image:Hill County Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|Hill County Courthouse.jpg]][http://www.co.hill.tx.us/ips/cms Hill County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 398<br> Hillsboro, TX 76645-0398<br> Phone: 254.582.4030 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and marriage records1876, <br>probate reocrds from 1879 and land records<br> from 1853; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hill County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>  
 
[[Image:Hill County Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|Hill County Courthouse.jpg]][http://www.co.hill.tx.us/ips/cms Hill County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 398<br> Hillsboro, TX 76645-0398<br> Phone: 254.582.4030 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and marriage records1876, <br>probate reocrds from 1879 and land records<br> from 1853; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hill County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>  
  
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'''County Clerk'''<br>  
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P.O. Box 398<br>Hillsboro 76645<br>Phone: 254-582-4042
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'''District Clerk'''
  
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P.O. Box 634<br>Hillsboro 76645<br>Phone: 254-582-4042
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[http://www.co.hill.tx.us/ips/cms/index.html Hill County Courthouse]&nbsp;in Hillsboro, the county seat, was completed in 1890 built of white Limestone, by the architect W. C. Dodson. This structure was designated at a Texas Historical Landmark&nbsp;in 1971. The courthouse was almost totally destroyed by fire in 1993.&nbsp;The four limestone walls and the iron staircases were all that was left standing. The courthouse been completely restored by the residents and elected officials during the late 1990s. For more, including photos, see [http://trtdg.com/2009/06/17/hill-county-texas-county-courthouse/ Hill County Texas County Courthouse] in the Road Trip Destination Guide website.  
 
[http://www.co.hill.tx.us/ips/cms/index.html Hill County Courthouse]&nbsp;in Hillsboro, the county seat, was completed in 1890 built of white Limestone, by the architect W. C. Dodson. This structure was designated at a Texas Historical Landmark&nbsp;in 1971. The courthouse was almost totally destroyed by fire in 1993.&nbsp;The four limestone walls and the iron staircases were all that was left standing. The courthouse been completely restored by the residents and elected officials during the late 1990s. For more, including photos, see [http://trtdg.com/2009/06/17/hill-county-texas-county-courthouse/ Hill County Texas County Courthouse] in the Road Trip Destination Guide website.  
  
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==== Hill County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1853
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1853
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Early settlement followed the establishment of Fort Graham in 1848 to suppress Indian hostility. Hill County was formed in 1853 from Navarro County.  
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'''1848 and 1853--''' Early settlement followed the establishment of Fort Graham in 1848 to suppress Indian hostility. Hill County was formed in 1853 from Navarro County.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1853--'''Hill County was created 7 February 1853 from [[Navarro County, Texas|Navarro]] County. '''County seat:''' Hillsboro <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1853--'''Hill County was created 7 February 1853 from [[Navarro County, Texas Genealogy|Navarro]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Hillsboro <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1872--'''The Hill County Courthouse caught fire on 18 Sept 1872.&nbsp; Many county records were destroyed.<ref>GenDisasters.com - Hillsboro, TX Hill County Courthouse Fire, Sept 1872 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17827/hillsboro-tx-hill-county-courthouse-fire-sept-1872</ref>  
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'''1872--'''The Hill County Courthouse caught fire on 18 Sept 1872. Many county records were destroyed.<ref>GenDisasters.com - Hillsboro, TX Hill County Courthouse Fire, Sept 1872 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17827/hillsboro-tx-hill-county-courthouse-fire-sept-1872</ref>  
  
'''1993'''--The Hill County Courthouse, built in 1890, caught fire on 1 Jan 1993, destroying most of the building.  
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'''1993'''--The Hill County Courthouse, built in 1890, caught fire on 1 Jan 1993, destroying most of the building.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hill, Abbott|place|disp=Abbott}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hill, Blum|place|disp=Blum}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hill, Hillsboro|place|disp=Hillsboro}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hill, Itasca|place|disp=Itasca}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hill, Mount Calm|place|disp=Mount Calm}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]]  
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[[Bosque County, Texas Genealogy|Bosque]] {{•}} [[Ellis County, Texas Genealogy|Ellis]] {{•}} [[Johnson County, Texas Genealogy|Johnson]] {{•}} [[Limestone County, Texas Genealogy|Limestone]] {{•}} [[McLennan County, Texas Genealogy|McLennan]] {{•}} [[Navarro County, Texas Genealogy|Navarro]]  
*[[Ellis County, Texas|Ellis]]  
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<center>{{TXHILL County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Johnson County, Texas|Johnson]]  
 
*[[Limestone County, Texas|Limestone]]  
 
*[[McLennan County, Texas|McLennan]]  
 
*[[Navarro County, Texas|Navarro]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/local/hill.html Hill County Records Available on Microfilm from Baylor University] (Texas State Library &amp; Archives)
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/local/hill.html Hill County Records Available on Microfilm from Baylor University] (Texas State Library &amp; Archives)
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==== African American Resources  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots] ~  USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas] ~ African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy] ~ Access Genealogy
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online] ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhill/BiosA.htm Biographies] -&nbsp; Hill County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2628&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|857409|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2628 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/hill-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Hill+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/hill.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Hill/ListHill.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/hillceme.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/hill/hill-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=Hill&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=109 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhill/HCCemList.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22684&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/hill.htm Interment]
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
  
 
*Atchison, Mrs. Joe. ''Peoria Cemetery 1826-1978; Hill County, Texas''. Waco, TX: Self-published, 1979.&nbsp;{{FHL|961207|title-id|disp=Peoria Cemetery 1826 - 1978}}  
 
*Atchison, Mrs. Joe. ''Peoria Cemetery 1826-1978; Hill County, Texas''. Waco, TX: Self-published, 1979.&nbsp;{{FHL|961207|title-id|disp=Peoria Cemetery 1826 - 1978}}  
*Bessire, Royal C. ''Hill County Cemetery Index''. S.I.: S.n., 2008. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/hill-county-cemetery-index/oclc/294967059&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page
 
*Bryan, J.L. ''Confederate Veterans Buried in Hill County, Texas''. Quinlan, TX: Solis/Bryan Researches, 1988. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/confederate-veterans-buried-in-hill-county-texas/oclc/678101271&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TX/Hill/cem/ Cemeteries] (Hill County) (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Hill/ListHill.html Cemeteries of Hill County, Texas] (Cemeteries of Texas Project)
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhcgs/cemeteryindex.htm Cemetery Index] (Hill County Genealogical Society)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhcgs/cemeteryindex.htm Cemetery Index] (Hill County Genealogical Society)  
*''Derden Cemetery, Hill County, Texas: From the Beginning thru 1999''. S.I.: S.n., 1999. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/derden-cemetery-hill-county-texas-from-the-beginning-thru-1999/oclc/45012193&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page
 
*Dodd, Celeste Varnell. ''Inventory of Gravestones and Inscriptions in the "Old Cemetery" Located at Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas''. [Hillsboro, TX?:] C.V. Dodd, 1972. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/inventory-of-gravestones-and-inscriptions-in-the-old-cemetery-located-at-hillsboro-hill-county-texas/oclc/39127108&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page
 
*''Fort Graham Cemetery Records, Hill County, Texas.'' TX: Fort Graham Cemetery Assn., 1989. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/fort-graham-cemetery-records-hill-county-texas/oclc/25541665&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page
 
*Freeman, Martha Doty, Douglas K. Boyd, and Texas Antiquities Committee. ''Historical and Archaeological Excavations of a Possible Historic Cemetery, 41HI294, in Hill County, Texas''. Austin, TX: Prewitt and Associates, 2006. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/historical-and-archeological-investigations-of-a-possible-historic-cemetery-41hi294-in-hill-county-texas/oclc/77083578&referer=brief_results World Cat] page
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/hilltoc.htm Hill County Archives: Cemeteries] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
 
*[http://cathy_shelley.tripod.com/HillCemIndex.html Hill County, Texas Cemeteries] (Cathy Shelley)  
 
*[http://cathy_shelley.tripod.com/HillCemIndex.html Hill County, Texas Cemeteries] (Cathy Shelley)  
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/2h/hill.htm Hill County, Texas Cemeteries] (Historic Texas Cemeteries)
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*Mount Calm Cemeteries: The town of Mount Calm is located in Hill County, and the Mount Calm Cemetery is located about 3/4 miles southwest of town. An older Mount Calm cemetery is located about 1-3/4 miles south of town in [[Limestone County, Texas Genealogy|Limestone]] County, near the original location of the town, which was picked up and moved north when the railroad came through.
*[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/hill.htm Hill County, Texas Cemetery Records] (Interment.net)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhill/RichlandCem.htm Richland Cemtery] (transcription)&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hill County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147251 Itasca Cemetery, Itasca] BillionGraves. Google map, headstone photos, matched to data which is searchable from its page and the site itself as a whole.
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*Simmons Cemetery: [http://cathy_shelley.tripod.com/ForgottenCem.html The Forgotten Cemetery] (Cathy Shelley)
*Mount Calm Cemeteries: The town of Mount Calm is located in Hill County, and the Mount Calm Cemetery is located about 3/4 miles southwest of town ([http://nmviewogc.cr.usgs.gov/viewer.htm?BBOX=-96.93686,31.72151,-96.82423,31.76743&CLASSIDSON=39%7C4%7C8%7C64%7C68%7C20&LAYERSON=12460%7C18525%7C18526%7C18537%7C18528%7C18532%7C18534%7C18536%7C12188%7C9876%7C23115%7C1695&LAYERSOFF=12458%7C22563%7C21230%7C18576%7C19662%7C16962%7C16964%7C22599%7C1694%7C5481 map]).&nbsp; An older Mount Calm cemetery is located about 1-3/4 miles south of town in [[Limestone County, Texas|Limestone]] County, near the original location of the town, which was picked up and moved north when the railroad came through ([http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?T=2&S=12&Z=14&X=877&Y=4389&W=3&qs=%7Cmount+calm%7Ctexas%7C map]).<br>
 
*Peoria Cemetery: See Atchison, Mrs. Joe, above.
 
*Simmons Cemetery: [http://cathy_shelley.tripod.com/ForgottenCem.html The Forgotten Cemetery] (Cathy Shelley)  
 
*Thompson, K., and B. Thedford, ''Hill County Texas Cemeteries''. Moore, OK: Self-published, 1995?. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/hill-county-texas-cemeteries/oclc/44791779&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/census/1880/ '''1880''' Census Images] - Hill County TXGenWeb<br>
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*[http://ftp.us-census.org/ '''1890''' Census Images] - Hill County TXGenWeb<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/census/1900/ '''1900''' Census Images] - Hill County TXGenWeb<br>
 
*Acker, Karen Ladd. ''Abstracts of Post Returns for Fort Graham, Texas, April 1849-October 1853: With a List of Soldiers Enumerated on the 1850 U.S. Census of Navarro County''. Houston, TX: Self-published, 2008. (Contains records of personnel changes at Fort Graham in Navarro County, present-day Hill County, which closed in 1853.) | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/abstracts-of-post-returns-for-fort-graham-texas-april-1849-october-1853-with-a-list-of-soldiers-enumerated-on-the-1850-us-census-of-navarro-county/oclc/425819948&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*Acker, Karen Ladd. ''Abstracts of Post Returns for Fort Graham, Texas, April 1849-October 1853: With a List of Soldiers Enumerated on the 1850 U.S. Census of Navarro County''. Houston, TX: Self-published, 2008. (Contains records of personnel changes at Fort Graham in Navarro County, present-day Hill County, which closed in 1853.) | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/abstracts-of-post-returns-for-fort-graham-texas-april-1849-october-1853-with-a-list-of-soldiers-enumerated-on-the-1850-us-census-of-navarro-county/oclc/425819948&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TX/Hill/cen/ Census Records and Indexes] (Hill County) (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TX/Hill/cen/ Census Records and Indexes] (Hill County) (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/hilltoc.htm Hill County Archives: Census Records] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/hilltoc.htm Hill County Archives: Census Records] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
*Layman, Helen. ''Czech Families in Hill County, Texas in 1900 &amp; 1910: Extractions from the United States Census''. Houston, TX: Czech Heritage Society of Texas, 2001. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/czech-families-in-hill-county-texas-in-1900-1910-extractions-from-the-united-states-census/oclc/53813719&referer=brief_results World Cat] page
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*'''1900 and 1910''' Layman, Helen. ''Czech Families in Hill County, Texas in 1900 &amp; 1910: Extractions from the United States Census''. Houston, TX: Czech Heritage Society of Texas, 2001. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/czech-families-in-hill-county-texas-in-1900-1910-extractions-from-the-united-states-census/oclc/53813719&referer=brief_results World Cat] page
  
 
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==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*Daniel, J.C. ''A History of the Baptists of Hill County, Texas''. 1907.  
 
*Daniel, J.C. ''A History of the Baptists of Hill County, Texas''. 1907.  
*Leak, Jim. ''Median River Baptist Association Also Known as Hill County Baptist Association: 1888-2008 - 120 Years''. TX: Hill County Baptist Assn., 2009. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/medina-river-baptist-association-also-known-as-hill-county-baptist-association-1888-2008-120-years/oclc/432002751&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page
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*'''1888-2008''' Leak, Jim. ''Median River Baptist Association Also Known as Hill County Baptist Association: 1888-2008 - 120 Years''. TX: Hill County Baptist Assn., 2009. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/medina-river-baptist-association-also-known-as-hill-county-baptist-association-1888-2008-120-years/oclc/432002751&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page<br>
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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  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/hilltoc.htm Hill County Archives: Court Records] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/hilltoc.htm Hill County Archives: Court Records] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)<br>
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*'''1906-1989''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1389983 Texas Naturalization Records] ~ FamilySearch Record Collection
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*Deed records on microfilm at FHL:&nbsp;{{FHL|218537|title-id|disp=Land}} and property deeds with index 1853 - 1901
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*'''1853-1901''' Deed records on microfilm at FHL:&nbsp;{{FHL|218537|title-id|disp=Land}} and property deeds with index  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/land/hill.txt Hill County, Texas Original Land Owners] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/land/hill.txt Hill County, Texas Original Land Owners] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/court/deeds.txt Hill County, Texas Miscellaneous Deeds] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/court/deeds.txt Hill County, Texas Miscellaneous Deeds] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Bailey, Ellis, ''A History of Hill County, Texas, 1838-1965.''  
+
*'''1838-1965''' Bailey, Ellis, ''A History of Hill County, Texas, 1838-1965.''  
 
*''The Heritage of Hill County, Texas''. Clanton, AL: Heritage Publishing, 2006. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/heritage-of-hill-county-texas/oclc/67614010&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*''The Heritage of Hill County, Texas''. Clanton, AL: Heritage Publishing, 2006. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/heritage-of-hill-county-texas/oclc/67614010&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*''The Heritage of Hill County, Texas'', Vol. 2. Lexington, KY: Heritage Publishing, 2010 | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/heritage-of-hill-county-texas-volume-ii/oclc/693952474&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*''The Heritage of Hill County, Texas'', Vol. 2. Lexington, KY: Heritage Publishing, 2010 | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/heritage-of-hill-county-texas-volume-ii/oclc/693952474&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
*''A History of Hill County, Texas, 1853-1980''. Hill County Historical Commission, 1980.  
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*'''1853-1980''' ''A History of Hill County, Texas, 1853-1980''. Hill County Historical Commission, 1980.  
 
*Kirkpatrick, A.Y. ''The Early Settlers' Life in Texas, and the Organization of Hill County''. 1963.  
 
*Kirkpatrick, A.Y. ''The Early Settlers' Life in Texas, and the Organization of Hill County''. 1963.  
 
*''A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas: Containing the Early History of this Important Section of the Great State of Texas Together with Glimpses of its Future Prospects''... Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1892. | digital copy of Vol. 1 in [http://www.archive.org/details/memorialbiograph01chic Internet Archive]&nbsp;| [http://books.google.com/books?id=iwkcQgAACAAJ&dq=%22Hill+Counties,+Texas%22&hl=en&ei=fbfnTYP4IYLa0QHMzLmQCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CE4Q6AEwAg Google Books] page (no preview)  
 
*''A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas: Containing the Early History of this Important Section of the Great State of Texas Together with Glimpses of its Future Prospects''... Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1892. | digital copy of Vol. 1 in [http://www.archive.org/details/memorialbiograph01chic Internet Archive]&nbsp;| [http://books.google.com/books?id=iwkcQgAACAAJ&dq=%22Hill+Counties,+Texas%22&hl=en&ei=fbfnTYP4IYLa0QHMzLmQCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CE4Q6AEwAg Google Books] page (no preview)  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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[[Image:Txhill.jpg|400px|Txhill.jpg]] <br>
  
Current [http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/texas_map.html State of Texas Map of Counties]  
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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
 +
*Current [http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/texas_map.html State of Texas Map of Counties]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
===== '''''General/Miscellaneous''''' =====
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*'''1838 - 1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 +
*'''1849 - 1853''' - Acker, Karen Ladd. Abstracts of Post Returns for Fort Graham, Texas, April 1849-October 1853: With a List of Soldiers Enumerated on the 1850 U.S. Census of Navarro County. Houston, TX: Self-published, 2008. (Contains records of personnel changes at Fort Graham in Navarro County, present-day Hill County, which closed in 1853.) | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/abstracts-of-post-returns-for-fort-graham-texas-april-1849-october-1853-with-a-list-of-soldiers-enumerated-on-the-1850-us-census-of-navarro-county/oclc/425819948&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page
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*'''Hill County Honor Roll: World War I, World War II, Korean War'''. Hillsboro, TX: American Legion Post No. 4, 1963. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/hill-county-honor-roll-world-war-i-world-war-ii-korean-war/oclc/2169260&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page
  
*Acker, Karen Ladd. ''Abstracts of Post Returns for Fort Graham, Texas, April 1849-October 1853: With a List of Soldiers Enumerated on the 1850 U.S. Census of Navarro County''. Houston, TX: Self-published, 2008. (Contains records of personnel changes at Fort Graham in Navarro County, present-day Hill County, which closed in 1853.) | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/abstracts-of-post-returns-for-fort-graham-texas-april-1849-october-1853-with-a-list-of-soldiers-enumerated-on-the-1850-us-census-of-navarro-county/oclc/425819948&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page
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=====Mexican-American War=====
*''Hill County Honor Roll: World War I, World War II, Korean War''. Hillsboro, TX: American Legion Post No. 4, 1963. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/hill-county-honor-roll-world-war-i-world-war-ii-korean-war/oclc/2169260&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page
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*'''1845 - 1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
===== '''''Civil War'''''  =====
 
  
 +
===== Civil War  =====
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
 
*Bryan, J.L. ''Confederate Veterans Buried in Hill County, Texas''. Quinlan, TX: Solis/Bryan Researches, 1988. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/confederate-veterans-buried-in-hill-county-texas/oclc/678101271&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*Bryan, J.L. ''Confederate Veterans Buried in Hill County, Texas''. Quinlan, TX: Solis/Bryan Researches, 1988. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/confederate-veterans-buried-in-hill-county-texas/oclc/678101271&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*[http://cathy_shelley.tripod.com/ConfedReunion.html Confederate Reunion] (Cathy Shelley)  
 
*[http://cathy_shelley.tripod.com/ConfedReunion.html Confederate Reunion] (Cathy Shelley)  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/military/civilwar/pensions/hillcsa.txt Hill County, Texas Confederate Pension Applications] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/military/civilwar/pensions/hillcsa.txt Hill County, Texas Confederate Pension Applications] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
  
===== '''''World War I''''' =====
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===== World War I  =====
  
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*[http://cathy_shelley.tripod.com/WW1Military.html Military Discharges] (WWI) (Cathy Shelley)
 
*[http://cathy_shelley.tripod.com/WW1Military.html Military Discharges] (WWI) (Cathy Shelley)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Hill}}
  
 
*Bessire, Royal C. ''Obituaries Hill County, Texas: 1886 to 1900''. Hewitt, TX: Self-published, 2006. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/obituaries-hill-county-texas-1886-to-1900/oclc/71521611&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*Bessire, Royal C. ''Obituaries Hill County, Texas: 1886 to 1900''. Hewitt, TX: Self-published, 2006. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/obituaries-hill-county-texas-1886-to-1900/oclc/71521611&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
{{FHL|5327|title-id|disp=Probate minutes}} 1853 to 1934 with index  
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*{{FHL|5327|title-id|disp=Probate minutes}} 1853 to 1934 with index<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
{{FHL|986276|title-id|disp=Texas county tax rolls, 1846-1910}}, by the Texas Comptrollers Office  
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
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*{{FHL|986276|title-id|disp=Texas county tax rolls, 1846-1910}}, by the Texas Comptrollers Office
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== '''''Births''''' =====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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===== Births  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
  
===== '''''Marriages''''' =====
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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index) - FamilySearch
  
*{{FHL|5354|title-id|disp=Hill County, Texas, marriage records, 1873-1934; index, 1873-1941}}
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===== Marriages =====
*[http://www.censusdiggins.com/hill_co,_tx_mgsa.html Hill County, Texas Marriage Records A] (CensusDiggins.com)
 
*[http://cathy_shelley.tripod.com/HillMarriagesA-Z.html Hill County, Texas Marriages A to Z, Part 1]&nbsp;(Cathy Shelley)
 
*[http://cathy_shelley.tripod.com/HillMarriages2A-Z.html Hill County, Texas Marriages Z to Z, Part 2] (Cathy Shelley)
 
*Ingmire, Frances Terry. ''Hill County, Texas Marriage Records, 1873-1880''. St. Louis: Self-published, 1981. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/hill-county-texas-marriage-records-1873-1880/oclc/7744599&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page
 
  
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
+
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
  
*{{FHL|607275|title-id|disp=Death records, 1903-1956}}  
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*'''A''' [http://www.censusdiggins.com/hill_co,_tx_mgsa.html Hill County, Texas Marriage Records A] (CensusDiggins.com)
*[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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*'''A-Z''' [http://cathy_shelley.tripod.com/HillMarriagesA-Z.html Hill County, Texas Marriages A to Z, Part 1]&nbsp;(Cathy Shelley)
*[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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*'''Z-Z''' [http://cathy_shelley.tripod.com/HillMarriages2A-Z.html Hill County, Texas Marriages Z to Z, Part 2] (Cathy Shelley)
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*'''1814-1909''' and '''1966-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1873-1880''' Ingmire, Frances Terry. ''Hill County, Texas Marriage Records, 1873-1880''. St. Louis: Self-published, 1981. | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/hill-county-texas-marriage-records-1873-1880/oclc/7744599&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page
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*'''1837-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ] - FamilySearch records collection
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*'''1873-1934''' {{FHL|5354|title-id|disp=Hill County, Texas, marriage records, 1873-1934; index, 1873-1941}}
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] - FamilySearch record collection
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 +
===== Deaths  =====
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 +
''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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 +
*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 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.
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*'''1890-1976''' [http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Death Certificates 1890-1976] available online.
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*'''1903*1956''' {{FHL|607275|title-id|disp=Death records, 1903-1956}}  
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*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] - index
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949337 Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000] FamilySearch records collection
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964-1998] [[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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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] - index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005] (index) - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1968-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2038378 Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010] FamilySearch records
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] index  
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhcgs/ Hill County Genealogical Society]  
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'''Hill County Genealogical Society'''<br>1019 E Elm<br>Hillsboro 76645<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhcgs/ Hill County Genealogical Society]<br><br>
*[http://www.hillsborotx.org/city-departments/library Hillsboro Library]
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 +
'''Hill County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 636<br>Hillsboro, Texas 76645<br> For help in locating information from the Genealogical Section of the Hillsboro Public Library please contact Dora E. Nolan, E-mail:[mailto:dnolan4561@sbcglobal.net dnolan4561@sbcglobal.net]<br>[http://www.hillsborotx.org/city-departments/library Hillsboro Library]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites<br>  ==
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== Websites<br>  ==
  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Hill|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Hill|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch15 Hill County, Texas] (Handbook of Texas)  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch15 Hill County, Texas] (Handbook of Texas)  
 
*[http://www.co.hill.tx.us/ips/cms/index.html Hill County, Texas] (official site)  
 
*[http://www.co.hill.tx.us/ips/cms/index.html Hill County, Texas] (official site)  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TX/Hill/ Hill County, Texas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TX/Hill/ Hill County, Texas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://cathy_shelley.tripod.com/ Hill County, Texas Genealogy Data]&nbsp;(Cathy Shelley)  
 
*[http://cathy_shelley.tripod.com/ Hill County, Texas Genealogy Data]&nbsp;(Cathy Shelley)  
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/tx/hill/ Hill County, Texas Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhill/index.html Hill County, Texas GenWeb] (currently appears to contain no content)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhill/index.html Hill County, Texas GenWeb] (currently appears to contain no content)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/hilltoc.htm Hill County, Texas USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hill/hilltoc.htm Hill County, Texas USGenWeb Archives]  

Latest revision as of 19:58, 23 August 2017

United States
Texas
Hill County

Guide to Hill County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Hill County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Hill County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 7 February, 1853
County Seat Hillsboro
Courthouse
TexasHillCourthouse.jpg
Address Hill County Courthouse
PO Box 398
Hillsboro, TX 76645-0398
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County Information


County Courthouse

Hill County Courthouse.jpg
Hill County Courthouse
PO Box 398
Hillsboro, TX 76645-0398
Phone: 254.582.4030

County Clerk has birth and marriage records1876,
probate reocrds from 1879 and land records
from 1853; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 398
Hillsboro 76645
Phone: 254-582-4042

District Clerk

P.O. Box 634
Hillsboro 76645
Phone: 254-582-4042


Hill County Courthouse in Hillsboro, the county seat, was completed in 1890 built of white Limestone, by the architect W. C. Dodson. This structure was designated at a Texas Historical Landmark in 1971. The courthouse was almost totally destroyed by fire in 1993. The four limestone walls and the iron staircases were all that was left standing. The courthouse been completely restored by the residents and elected officials during the late 1990s. For more, including photos, see Hill County Texas County Courthouse in the Road Trip Destination Guide website.

Hill County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1860 1873 1860 1853 1853


History

1848 and 1853-- Early settlement followed the establishment of Fort Graham in 1848 to suppress Indian hostility. Hill County was formed in 1853 from Navarro County.

Parent County

1853--Hill County was created 7 February 1853 from Navarro County.

  • County seat: Hillsboro [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1872--The Hill County Courthouse caught fire on 18 Sept 1872. Many county records were destroyed.[3]

1993--The Hill County Courthouse, built in 1890, caught fire on 1 Jan 1993, destroying most of the building.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Cities and Towns: 

Neighboring Counties

Bosque  • Ellis  • Johnson  • Limestone  • McLennan  • Navarro

Johnson CountyEllis CountyBosque CountyHill CountyNavarro CountyMcLennan CountyLimestone CountyTX HILL.JPG

Resources

General

African American Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

  • Atchison, Mrs. Joe. Peoria Cemetery 1826-1978; Hill County, Texas. Waco, TX: Self-published, 1979. Peoria Cemetery 1826 - 1978
  • Cemetery Index (Hill County Genealogical Society)
  • Hill County, Texas Cemeteries (Cathy Shelley)
  • Mount Calm Cemeteries: The town of Mount Calm is located in Hill County, and the Mount Calm Cemetery is located about 3/4 miles southwest of town. An older Mount Calm cemetery is located about 1-3/4 miles south of town in Limestone County, near the original location of the town, which was picked up and moved north when the railroad came through.
  • Richland Cemtery (transcription)  -  Hill County TXGenWeb
  • Simmons Cemetery: The Forgotten Cemetery (Cathy Shelley)

Census

  • 1880 Census Images - Hill County TXGenWeb
  • 1890 Census Images - Hill County TXGenWeb
  • 1900 Census Images - Hill County TXGenWeb
  • Acker, Karen Ladd. Abstracts of Post Returns for Fort Graham, Texas, April 1849-October 1853: With a List of Soldiers Enumerated on the 1850 U.S. Census of Navarro County. Houston, TX: Self-published, 2008. (Contains records of personnel changes at Fort Graham in Navarro County, present-day Hill County, which closed in 1853.) | WorldCat page
  • Census Records and Indexes (Hill County) (Linkpendium)
  • Hill County Archives: Census Records (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
  • 1900 and 1910 Layman, Helen. Czech Families in Hill County, Texas in 1900 & 1910: Extractions from the United States Census. Houston, TX: Czech Heritage Society of Texas, 2001. | World Cat page

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories

  • 1838-1965 Bailey, Ellis, A History of Hill County, Texas, 1838-1965.
  • The Heritage of Hill County, Texas. Clanton, AL: Heritage Publishing, 2006. | WorldCat
  • The Heritage of Hill County, Texas, Vol. 2. Lexington, KY: Heritage Publishing, 2010 | WorldCat page
  • 1853-1980 A History of Hill County, Texas, 1853-1980. Hill County Historical Commission, 1980.
  • Kirkpatrick, A.Y. The Early Settlers' Life in Texas, and the Organization of Hill County. 1963.
  • A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas: Containing the Early History of this Important Section of the Great State of Texas Together with Glimpses of its Future Prospects... Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1892. | digital copy of Vol. 1 in Internet Archive | Google Books page (no preview)
  • Simpson, Harold B. Hill County Trilogy. Hillsboro, TX: Hill College Press, 1986. | WorldCat page

Maps

Txhill.jpg

Military

  • 1838 - 1900 - Texas Muster Roll Index Cards at Ancestry.com — index and images $
  • 1849 - 1853 - Acker, Karen Ladd. Abstracts of Post Returns for Fort Graham, Texas, April 1849-October 1853: With a List of Soldiers Enumerated on the 1850 U.S. Census of Navarro County. Houston, TX: Self-published, 2008. (Contains records of personnel changes at Fort Graham in Navarro County, present-day Hill County, which closed in 1853.) | WorldCat page
  • Hill County Honor Roll: World War I, World War II, Korean War. Hillsboro, TX: American Legion Post No. 4, 1963. | WorldCat page
Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hill County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Births

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriages

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Deaths

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Hill County Genealogical Society
1019 E Elm
Hillsboro 76645
Hill County Genealogical Society

Hill County Genealogical Society
PO Box 636
Hillsboro, Texas 76645
For help in locating information from the Genealogical Section of the Hillsboro Public Library please contact Dora E. Nolan, E-mail:dnolan4561@sbcglobal.net
Hillsboro Library



Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hill 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. GenDisasters.com - Hillsboro, TX Hill County Courthouse Fire, Sept 1872 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17827/hillsboro-tx-hill-county-courthouse-fire-sept-1872