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{{Texas-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties K|Counties K]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Kent County'' {{Adoption TXGenWeb}}  
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:''This article is about a county in the state of Texas. For other uses, see [[Kent (disambiguation)]].''
 
:''This article is about a county in the state of Texas. For other uses, see [[Kent (disambiguation)]].''
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.kent.tx.us/ips/cms Kent County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 9<br> Jayton, TX 79528<br> Phone: 806.237.3881&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce, land, <br>probate, military and court records from 1876<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kent County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Kent County's first courthouse was built in Clairemont in 1893. It burned in 1955, a year after the county seat was moved to Jayton. The second (and present) courthouse opened in 1957.&nbsp; <br>
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Kent County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Richard Craig Harrison<br>Deputy County Clerk - Stacy Burchett<br>P. O. Box 9<br>Jayton, TX 79528<br>Phone: 806-237-3881<br>Fax: 806-237-2632&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.co.kent.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/countyClerk.html fee schedule]<br>[http://www.co.kent.tx.us/ips/cms/ Kent County Government Website]
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Kent County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar and Young Land Districts and organized in 1892. County seat: Clairemont (1892- 1954); Jayton (1954-present). <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Kent County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar and Young Land Districts and organized in 1892. County seat: Clairemont (1892-1954); Jayton (1954-present). <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1955'''--The Old Kent County Courthouse in Clairmont, built in 1893, was burned in April 1955.&nbsp; The building was vacant due to the county seat having moved to Jayton in 1952.&nbsp; No record loss. <ref>GenDisasters.com Claremont, TX Kent County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1955 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7493/clairemont-tx-kent-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1955</ref>
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'''1955'''--The Old Kent County Courthouse in Clairemont, built in 1893, was burned in April 1955.&nbsp; The building was vacant because the county seat moved to Jayton in 1954.&nbsp; No record loss. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Claremont, TX Kent County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1955 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7493/clairemont-tx-kent-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1955</ref>  
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Clairemont | Clipper | Girard | Harmony | Jayton | Luzon | Polar
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[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/cities.htm Populated Places] from the Kent County TXGenweb site.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/cemeteries.html Kent County Cemeteries] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''Kent County and Its People,'' 1983, by Jewell G. Pritchett and Erma B. Black.
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hck05 Kent County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>
  
 
==== 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 TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/military.html Kent County Military Records] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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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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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/births.html Kent County Births 1926-1945] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
*[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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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/marriages.html Kent County Marriages 1968-2002] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/deaths.html Kent County Deaths 1964-1999] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
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*[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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*[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://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/ TXGenWeb 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=193670&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Kent&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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This article is about a county in the state of Texas. For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation).

County Courthouse

Kent County Courthouse
PO Box 9
Jayton, TX 79528
Phone: 806.237.3881 

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

Kent County's first courthouse was built in Clairemont in 1893. It burned in 1955, a year after the county seat was moved to Jayton. The second (and present) courthouse opened in 1957. 

Kent County Courthouse
County Clerk - Richard Craig Harrison
Deputy County Clerk - Stacy Burchett
P. O. Box 9
Jayton, TX 79528
Phone: 806-237-3881
Fax: 806-237-2632   fee schedule
Kent County Government Website

History

Parent County

Kent County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar and Young Land Districts and organized in 1892. County seat: Clairemont (1892-1954); Jayton (1954-present). [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1955--The Old Kent County Courthouse in Clairemont, built in 1893, was burned in April 1955.  The building was vacant because the county seat moved to Jayton in 1954.  No record loss. [3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Clairemont | Clipper | Girard | Harmony | Jayton | Luzon | Polar

Populated Places from the Kent County TXGenweb site.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Kent County Cemeteries from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Kent County and Its People, 1983, by Jewell G. Pritchett and Erma B. Black.
  • Kent County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

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

Military

Kent County Military Records from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kent 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).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Claremont, TX Kent County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1955 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7493/clairemont-tx-kent-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1955