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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties S|Counties S]] &gt;&nbsp;Sherman County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties S|Counties S]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Sherman County'' <br>
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<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Sherman County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-sherman.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 = Stratford
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}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.sherman.tx.us/ips/cms/ Sherman County Courthouse]<br>701 N 3rd; PO Box 270<br>Stratford, TX 79084<br>Phone: 806.396.2371&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death, probate and court&nbsp;<br>records court records from 1903, marriage and land&nbsp;<br>records from 1901, burial records from 1895, divorce<br> records from 1914 and commission court minutes <br>from 1889<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sherman County, Texas. Page 673 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2428&Itemid=745 Sherman County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; partial listing ~ TXGenWeb Sherman County
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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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==== Census  ====
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[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1996/spring/1890-census-1.html 1890 Sherman County Census&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; statistics only
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/census/1900/ed022p01.txt 1900 Federal Census] ~ transcription
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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  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/land/sherman.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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God, Grass &amp; Grit&nbsp;: History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. I<br>compiled and edited by Marylou McDaniel<br>(Hereford, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1971)
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God, Grass &amp; Grit&nbsp;: History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. II<br>compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert<br>(Seagraves, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1975)
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God, Grass &amp; Grit&nbsp;: History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. III<br>compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert Harkins<br>(Mt. Vernon, Ind.: Windmill Publications, 2000)
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'''Ask your local library about borrowing these books through interlibrary loan, or contact:<br>'''Sherman County Depot Museum<br>Hwy 54 &amp; Main<br>Stratford, TX 79084<br>(806) 396-2852
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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.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 Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/births/sherman.txt Draft Registration 1917-1918]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/military/civilwar/pensions/shermcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications] ~&nbsp; index&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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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.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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/births/ Sherman County Births&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
*[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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/deaths/ Sherman County Deaths]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/marriages/ Sherman County Marriages]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/divorces/ Sherman County Divorces]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/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://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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Sherman County Public Library<br>719 N Main<br>Stratford, TX 79084<br>Phone: (806) 366-2200<br>[http://www.hlc-lib.org/stratford 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
  
 
== 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.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193913&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Sherman&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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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+Sherman|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Stratford
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County Courthouse

Sherman County Courthouse
701 N 3rd; PO Box 270
Stratford, TX 79084
Phone: 806.396.2371 

County Clerk has birth, death, probate and court 
records court records from 1903, marriage and land 
records from 1901, burial records from 1895, divorce
records from 1914 and commission court minutes
from 1889[1]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Census

1890 Sherman County Census  ~  statistics only

1900 Federal Census ~ transcription


Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of Texas

Local Histories

God, Grass & Grit : History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. I
compiled and edited by Marylou McDaniel
(Hereford, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1971)

God, Grass & Grit : History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. II
compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert
(Seagraves, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1975)

God, Grass & Grit : History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. III
compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert Harkins
(Mt. Vernon, Ind.: Windmill Publications, 2000)

Ask your local library about borrowing these books through interlibrary loan, or contact:
Sherman County Depot Museum
Hwy 54 & Main
Stratford, TX 79084
(806) 396-2852


Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Sherman County Public Library
719 N Main
Stratford, TX 79084
Phone: (806) 366-2200
Website

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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sherman County, Texas. Page 673 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).