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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Collin_County,_Texas|Collin]]
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*[[Dallas_County,_Texas|Dallas]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 20:46, 10 December 2008

United StatesTexasCounties R > Rockwall County

County Courthouse

History

Settlement by Anglo-Americans commenced in 1846.

Parent County

1873--Rockwall County was created 1 March 1873 from Kaufman County. County seat: Rockwall [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1875 - Courthouse and most, if not all, county records were destroyed by fire in March 1875.

1892 - Rockwall Courthouse

ROCKWALL, Tex., Jan. 27.---Rockwall courthouse was burned to-day about 2 o'clock. The fire was first discovered in the dome. The books, papers, furniture, etc., were all saved. How the fire started no one knows. The cause is supposed to have been a defective flue. The building was a wooden structure. Loss $4500, insured in the Hartford and Ætna for $3000.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 28 Jan 1892

source: gendisasters.com

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).