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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties IJ|Counties IJ]] &gt;&nbsp;Jackson County'' <br>
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Andrew Jackson.JPG|thumb|right|400px|President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845)]]  
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[[Image:Andrew Jackson.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
  
The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson President Andrew Jackson] (1767-1845) who was in office at the time of the county's formation.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Texas "Jackson County, Texas,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
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The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson President Andrew Jackson] (1767-1845) who was in office at the time of the county's formation.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Texas "Jackson County, Texas,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
'''1836--'''Jackson County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. <br>'''County seat:''' Edna <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1836--'''Jackson County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. <br>'''County seat:''' Edna <ref name="Handybook">''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  ====
  
COURTHOUSE BURNED AT EDNA
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COURTHOUSE BURNED AT EDNA  
  
Believed to Have Been Set on Fire.
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Believed to Have Been Set on Fire.  
  
Many of Jackson County's Records Destroyed.
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Many of Jackson County's Records Destroyed.  
  
SPECIAL TO THE NEWS.
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SPECIAL TO THE NEWS.  
  
Edna, Tex., June 15. - About 4 o'clock this morning the corthouse was destroyed by fire. The origin of the fire is supposed by many to have been incendiary. The records and furniture of the County Judge, Assessor and Justice of the Peace were entirely lost. In the Surveyor's office the county map made at a cost of $500 was burned. The other records of that office were in a large safe and until the safe cools and can be opened it can not be ascertained to what extent the contents may be damaged, if damaged at all. The contents of the Clerk's and Treasurer's offices in a separate fireproof building, about thirty feet from the courthouse were preserved intact. The same is true of the Sheriff's records, his office being in the jail about eighty feet distant. Jail inmates tested their lungs in screaming for help. Sheriff McDowell, however, was soon upon the spot and proveided safety and security of his wards.
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Edna, Tex., June 15. - About 4 o'clock this morning the corthouse was destroyed by fire. The origin of the fire is supposed by many to have been incendiary. The records and furniture of the County Judge, Assessor and Justice of the Peace were entirely lost. In the Surveyor's office the county map made at a cost of $500 was burned. The other records of that office were in a large safe and until the safe cools and can be opened it can not be ascertained to what extent the contents may be damaged, if damaged at all. The contents of the Clerk's and Treasurer's offices in a separate fireproof building, about thirty feet from the courthouse were preserved intact. The same is true of the Sheriff's records, his office being in the jail about eighty feet distant. Jail inmates tested their lungs in screaming for help. Sheriff McDowell, however, was soon upon the spot and proveided safety and security of his wards.  
  
Judge Rowlett estimates the loss to the county at $12,000 or $15,000; $6,000 insurance. He also estimates his own loss in library and other personal effects at $1,200.
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Judge Rowlett estimates the loss to the county at $12,000 or $15,000; $6,000 insurance. He also estimates his own loss in library and other personal effects at $1,200.  
  
The County Judge had just completed his scholastic work and the Assessor had also completed his assessments and both officers were ready to make official reports. All of this work will have to be done over.
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The County Judge had just completed his scholastic work and the Assessor had also completed his assessments and both officers were ready to make official reports. All of this work will have to be done over.  
  
 
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, 16 Jun 1900<br>
 
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, 16 Jun 1900<br>
  
source: [http://www3.gendisasters.com/ gendisasters.com]
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source: [http://www3.gendisasters.com/ gendisasters.com]  
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Calhoun_County,_Texas|Calhoun]]
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*[[Calhoun County, Texas|Calhoun]]  
*[[Colorado_County,_Texas|Colorado]]
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*[[Colorado County, Texas|Colorado]]  
*[[Lavaca_County,_Texas|Lavaca]]
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*[[Lavaca County, Texas|Lavaca]]  
*[[Matagorda_County,_Texas|Matagorda]]
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*[[Matagorda County, Texas|Matagorda]]  
*[[Victoria_County,_Texas|Victoria]]
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*[[Victoria County, Texas|Victoria]]  
*[[Wharton_County,_Texas|Wharton]]
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*[[Wharton County, Texas|Wharton]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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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[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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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193619&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Jackson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193619&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Jackson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Jackson_County,_Texas]]
 
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Revision as of 22:21, 26 August 2010

Template:Texas-stubUnited StatesTexasCounties IJ > Jackson County

County Courthouse

History

Andrew Jackson.JPG

The county is named after President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) who was in office at the time of the county's formation.[1]

Parent County

1836--Jackson County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality.
County seat: Edna [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

COURTHOUSE BURNED AT EDNA

Believed to Have Been Set on Fire.

Many of Jackson County's Records Destroyed.

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS.

Edna, Tex., June 15. - About 4 o'clock this morning the corthouse was destroyed by fire. The origin of the fire is supposed by many to have been incendiary. The records and furniture of the County Judge, Assessor and Justice of the Peace were entirely lost. In the Surveyor's office the county map made at a cost of $500 was burned. The other records of that office were in a large safe and until the safe cools and can be opened it can not be ascertained to what extent the contents may be damaged, if damaged at all. The contents of the Clerk's and Treasurer's offices in a separate fireproof building, about thirty feet from the courthouse were preserved intact. The same is true of the Sheriff's records, his office being in the jail about eighty feet distant. Jail inmates tested their lungs in screaming for help. Sheriff McDowell, however, was soon upon the spot and proveided safety and security of his wards.

Judge Rowlett estimates the loss to the county at $12,000 or $15,000; $6,000 insurance. He also estimates his own loss in library and other personal effects at $1,200.

The County Judge had just completed his scholastic work and the Assessor had also completed his assessments and both officers were ready to make official reports. All of this work will have to be done over.

The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, 16 Jun 1900

source: gendisasters.com

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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

Web Sites

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


References

  1. "Jackson County, Texas," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).