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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]] Oldham County'' <br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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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]] Oldham County'' <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.oldham.tx.us/ips/cms Oldham County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 469<br>Vega, TX 79092-0469<br> Phone: 806.267.2667&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1917, death records<br> from 1918, marriage, divorce records from 1881, burial<br> and probate records from 1887, court records&nbsp; from 1911 <br>and land records from 1878<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oldham County, Texas. Page 671 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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The town of Tascosa was chosen as the county seat when Oldham County was organized in 1880.&nbsp; The county's first courthouse, a two story brick building, was built in 1884. In 1915, the county seat was moved to Vega and a second courthouse built. Although remodelled, the 1915 courthouse is in use today.&nbsp; The 1884 courthouse in Tascosa now serves as the Julian Bivins Museum. <br>  
 
The town of Tascosa was chosen as the county seat when Oldham County was organized in 1880.&nbsp; The county's first courthouse, a two story brick building, was built in 1884. In 1915, the county seat was moved to Vega and a second courthouse built. Although remodelled, the 1915 courthouse is in use today.&nbsp; The 1884 courthouse in Tascosa now serves as the Julian Bivins Museum. <br>  
  
Oldham County Courthouse<br>County Clerk -Becky Groneman<br>P. O. Box 360<br>Vega, Texas 79092<br>Phone: 806-267-2667
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[http://www.co.oldham.tx.us/ips/cms/index.html Oldham County Government Website]<br>  
  
[http://www.co.oldham.tx.us/ips/cms/index.html Oldham County Government Website]<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Oldham/Boothill.html Boothill Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Oldham/Boothill.html Boothill Cemetery&nbsp;] from Cemeteries-of-tx.com
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1341137&CScnty=2699& Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1341137&CScnty=2699& Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; findagrave
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=957479&CScnty=2699& Memorial Park Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=957479&CScnty=2699& Memorial Park Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; findagrave
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1968162&CScnty=2699& Palo Duro Wildorado]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1968162&CScnty=2699& Palo Duro Wildorado]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; findagrave
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/cemetery/romero.txt Romero Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/cemetery/romero.txt Romero Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2168299&CScnty=2699& St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2168299&CScnty=2699& St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; findagrave
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=7183&CScnty=2699& Tascosa Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=7183&CScnty=2699& Tascosa Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; findagrave
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1983083&CScnty=2699& Wimberly Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1983083&CScnty=2699& Wimberly Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; findagrave
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
*[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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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/cemetery.html Oldham County Texas Cemeteries] Oldham County TXGenWeb
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*[http://wwwdb.glo.state.tx.us/central/LandGrants/LandGrantsSearch.cfm Texas Land Grant Search]&nbsp; Texas General Land Office  
 
*[http://wwwdb.glo.state.tx.us/central/LandGrants/LandGrantsSearch.cfm Texas Land Grant Search]&nbsp; Texas General Land Office  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/oldham/land/oldham.txt Original Land Owners of Oldham County] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/land/oldham.txt Original Land Owners of Oldham County] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/military/civilwar/pensions/oldhacsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/supsites/military/ Index to Military Roles for the Republic of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TSHA  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/supsites/military/ Index to Military Roles for the Republic of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TSHA  
 
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/1890VeteransSchedule.pdf 1890 Veterans Schedule]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/1890VeteransSchedule.pdf 1890 Veterans Schedule]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/military.html Oldham County Military] Oldham County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/military.html Oldham County Military] Oldham County TXGenWeb  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/oldham/military/civilwar/pensions/oldhacsa.txt Confederate Military Pension Applications] USGenWeb Archives  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/military/civilwar/pensions/oldhacsa.txt Confederate Military Pension Applications] USGenWeb Archives  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/oldham/vitals/births/oldham.txt Oldham County WW 1 Draft Applicants] USGenWeb Archives  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/vitals/births/oldham.txt Oldham County WW 1 Draft Applicants] USGenWeb Archives  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[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.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
*[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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/oldtoc.htm Oldham County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/oldtoc.htm Oldham County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/ Oldham County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txoldham/ Oldham County TXGenWeb site]  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/ Oldham County TXGenWeb]
 
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Oldham|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Oldham|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  

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Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Vega
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County Courthouse

Oldham County Courthouse
PO Box 469
Vega, TX 79092-0469
Phone: 806.267.2667 

County Clerk has birth records from 1917, death records
from 1918, marriage, divorce records from 1881, burial
and probate records from 1887, court records  from 1911
and land records from 1878[1]


The town of Tascosa was chosen as the county seat when Oldham County was organized in 1880.  The county's first courthouse, a two story brick building, was built in 1884. In 1915, the county seat was moved to Vega and a second courthouse built. Although remodelled, the 1915 courthouse is in use today.  The 1884 courthouse in Tascosa now serves as the Julian Bivins Museum.

Oldham County Government Website

 

History

Parent County

1876--Oldham County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1880. County seat: Vega [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Adrian | Boise | Boys Ranch | Tascosa | Vega | Wildorado

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Oldham County Public Library
914 Main
Vega, TX 79092
Phone: (806) 267-2635
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), Oldham 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).