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Guide to Jack County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Jack County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Jack County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded August 27, 1856
County Seat Jacksboro
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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Jack County Courthouse
100 N Main Street
Jacksboro, TX 76458
Phone: 940.567.2111 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
probate records from 1857, land records from 1860,
marriage and court records; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The first settlement was in 1854.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1856--Jack County was created 27 August 1856 from Cooke County. County seat: Jacksboro [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

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Several Cemeteries in the East Part of Jack County
Cundiff Listing with headstone pictures available
Green Elm Listing with headstone pictures available
Wizard Wells Listing with headstone pictures available
Gibtown Listing only
Morrow Listing only
Westbrook Listing only

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.

Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Land Survey Abstracts  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Jack County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

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

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

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.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Gladys Johnson Ritchie Public Library
626 W College St
Jacksboro, TX 76458
Phone: (940) 567-2240

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

Family History Centers
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Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jack County, Texas. Page 667 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).