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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties NO|Counties N,O]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Nolan County''<br>''{{Infobox U.S. County
''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties NO|Counties N,O]] &gt;&nbsp;Nolan County'' <br>
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| county = Nolan County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-nolan.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date = August 21
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| seat wl = Sweetwater
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}} <br>  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.nolan.tx.us/ips/cms Nolan County Courthouse]<br> 100 E 3rd Street; PO Box 98<br> Sweetwater, TX 79556-4511<br> Phone: 915.235.2462&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1900,<br>marriage records from 1881, probate records from 1884 <br>and land records from from 1889; District Clerk has&nbsp;divorce<br>records; County Justice of&nbsp;Peace has burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nolan County, Texas. Page 671 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Nolan County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Blackwell (partly in [[Coke County, Texas|Coke]] County) | Bitter Creek | Champion | Decker | Highland | Hylton | Maryneal | Nolan | Roscoe | Sweetwater | Wastella
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; African Ancestored Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/blackwell_cem_a_g.html Blackwell Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Find-A-Grave
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/campbell_cemetery.html Campbell Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Find-A-Grave
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2866 Champion Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Find-A-Grave
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/coffee_cemetery1.html Coffee Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/gardenmemories_cem/gardenmem_cem.html Garden of Memories Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=4434 Hylton Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Find-A-Grave
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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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  ====
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[Texas, Nolan County, Civil Court Minutes and Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Texas, Nolan County, Civil Court Minutes and Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/Biographies.html Nolan County Biographies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcn04 Nolan County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== 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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/Maps.htm Sweetwater Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/Military/confederate_pension_appl.htm Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/military.htm WWI Registration]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/military.htm WWII Enlistments]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] that may include residents from Nolan County.
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*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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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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*[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.  
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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County-City Library<br>206 Elm St<br>Sweetwater, TX 79556<br>Phone: (325) 235-4978<br>[http://www.sweetwaterlibrary.org/ Website]
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
[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.usgwarchives.net/tx/nolan/noltoc.htm Nolan County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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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.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Nolan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193825&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Nolan&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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Nolan County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Sweetwater
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County Courthouse

Nolan County Courthouse
100 E 3rd Street; PO Box 98
Sweetwater, TX 79556-4511
Phone: 915.235.2462 

County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1900,
marriage records from 1881, probate records from 1884
and land records from from 1889; District Clerk has divorce
records; County Justice of Peace has burial records[1]

History

The first post office was established at Sweetwater in 1879.

Parent County

1876--Nolan County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Sweetwater [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Nolan County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Blackwell (partly in Coke County) | Bitter Creek | Champion | Decker | Highland | Hylton | Maryneal | Nolan | Roscoe | Sweetwater | Wastella

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries


Church

Court

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Texas, Nolan County, Civil Court Minutes and Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

County-City Library
206 Elm St
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Phone: (325) 235-4978
Website

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nolan County, Texas. Page 671 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).