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Guide to '''Mason County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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[http://www.co.mason.tx.us/ips/cms Mason County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 702<br> Mason, TX 76856<br> Phone: 915.347.5253 <br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1903, <br>marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1877 <br>and land records from 1850<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mason County, Texas. Page 669 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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Mason County has had three courthouses.&nbsp; The first one built in 1875, burned in 1877. The second courthouse was built in 1878. The current courthouse was built in 1909.<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1858--'''Mason County was created 22 January 1858 from [[Gillespie County, Texas|Gillespie]] County and Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Mason <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1858--'''Mason County was created 22 January 1858 from [[Gillespie County, Texas|Gillespie]] County and Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Mason <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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'''1877 --''' The first Mason County Courthouse burned on 22 January 1877 during the Mason County HooDoo War. <ref>Wikipedia: Mason County War http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason_County_War</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Mason County Historical Commission http://www.masonchc.org/masoncountywar.html</ref>
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
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Art | Fredonia | Hedwigs Hill |Katemcy | Loyal Valley | Mason | Pontotoc<br>
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*''Mason County Historical Book,'' 1976, by the Mason County Historical Commission.
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*''Mason and Mason County: A History, ''1966, revised, 1980, by Stella Gipson Polk.<br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcm04 Mason County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  
 
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*[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://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.  
*[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  ==
 
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*Mason County Historical Commission<br>P O Box 524<br>Mason, Texas 76856 [http://www.masonchc.org website]
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*Mason County Library<br>410 Post Hill<br>Mason, Texas 76856<br>Phone: 325-347-5446<br>Fax: 325-347-6562 [http://bcls.tsl.state.tx.us/mason website]
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*Mason County Museum<br>210 Bryan (Northeast corner of Moody &amp; Bryan)<br>Mason, Texas 76856 [http://www.masonchc.org/museums.html information]<br>Hours: Thurs-Sat, 10 am-noon &amp; 1-4 pm. Closed January &amp; February.
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*Museum on the Square<br>130 Fort McKavett (north side of the square)<br>Mason, Texas 76856 [http://www.masonsquaremuseum.org website ]<br>Hours: Thurs-Sat, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
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County Courthouse

Mason County Courthouse
PO Box 702
Mason, TX 76856
Phone: 915.347.5253

County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1903,
marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1877
and land records from 1850[1]


Mason County has had three courthouses.  The first one built in 1875, burned in 1877. The second courthouse was built in 1878. The current courthouse was built in 1909.


 

History

Settlement of the county began about 1846.

Parent County

1858--Mason County was created 22 January 1858 from Gillespie County and Bexar Land District. County seat: Mason [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1877 -- The first Mason County Courthouse burned on 22 January 1877 during the Mason County HooDoo War. [3] [4]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Art | Fredonia | Hedwigs Hill |Katemcy | Loyal Valley | Mason | Pontotoc

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Mason County Historical Book, 1976, by the Mason County Historical Commission.
  • Mason and Mason County: A History, 1966, revised, 1980, by Stella Gipson Polk.
  • Mason County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

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

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Mason County Historical Commission
    P O Box 524
    Mason, Texas 76856 website
  • Mason County Library
    410 Post Hill
    Mason, Texas 76856
    Phone: 325-347-5446
    Fax: 325-347-6562 website
  • Mason County Museum
    210 Bryan (Northeast corner of Moody & Bryan)
    Mason, Texas 76856 information
    Hours: Thurs-Sat, 10 am-noon & 1-4 pm. Closed January & February.
  • Museum on the Square
    130 Fort McKavett (north side of the square)
    Mason, Texas 76856 website
    Hours: Thurs-Sat, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb 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), Mason County, Texas. Page 669 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. Wikipedia: Mason County War http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason_County_War
  4. Mason County Historical Commission http://www.masonchc.org/masoncountywar.html
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