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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties T|Counties T]] &gt;&nbsp;Taylor County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties T|Counties T]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Taylor County'' <br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Taylor County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-taylor.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1858
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| founded date = February 1
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| seat wl = Abilene
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}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.taylorcountytexas.org/ Taylor County Courthouse]<br> 300 Oak Street<br> Abilene, TX 79602<br> Phone: 915.674.1202 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Taylor County, Texas. Page 674 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Taylor County has had two county seats:&nbsp; Buffalo Gap 1878-1883 and Abilene 1883-present.<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Taylor County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hct02</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1858--'''Taylor County was created 1 February 1858 from[[Bexar_County,_Texas|Bexar]] and [[Travis_County,_Texas|Travis ]]Counties. '''County seat:''' Abilene <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1858--'''Taylor County was created 1 February 1858 from [[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]] and [[Travis County, Texas|Travis ]]Counties. '''County seat:''' Abilene <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Taylor County [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/maps/ boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Abilene | Buffalo Gap | Caps | Potosi | Hamby | Happy Valley | Lawn | Merkel | Ovalo | Potosi | Trent | Tuscola | Tye | View | Wylie
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Callahan_County,_Texas|Callahan]]
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*[[Callahan County, Texas|Callahan]]  
*[[Coleman_County,_Texas|Coleman]]
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*[[Coleman County, Texas|Coleman]]  
*[[Fisher_County,_Texas|Fisher]]
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*[[Fisher County, Texas|Fisher]]  
*[[Jones_County,_Texas|Jones]]
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*[[Jones County, Texas|Jones]]  
*[[Nolan_County,_Texas|Nolan]]
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*[[Nolan County, Texas|Nolan]]  
*[[Runnels_County,_Texas|Runnels]]
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*[[Runnels County, Texas|Runnels]]  
*[[Shackelford_County,_Texas|Shackelford]]
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*[[Shackelford County, Texas|Shackelford]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.abilenetx.com/cemeteryview/ Abilene City Cemetery] (City of Abilene Cemetery, Municipal Cemetery) Cemetery Database. Also includes:&nbsp; I. O. O. F. Cemetery, Masonic Cemetery, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cedar Hill Flats Cemetery. Search by space or occupant.
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txtaylor/taylorcemeteries.html Taylor County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=101986 Buffalo Gap Cemetery, Tuscola] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=102260 Drummond Cemetery, Abilene] BillionGraves
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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.
  
 
==== 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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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''A History of Rural Taylor County, ''1980, by Juanita Daniel Zachry.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/txtaylor/timelines.html Taylor County Timeline]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hct02 Taylor County, Texas 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.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=Abilene&year=1883&extra_info= Abilene 1883 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.  
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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
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/taylor/military/civilwar/pensions Taylor County CSA&nbsp;Pensions]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors]
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/cif/?dex/ Confederate Indigent Families List&nbsp;]
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*[http://www.terrystexasrangers.org/ Terrys Texas Rangers, 8th Texas Calvary&nbsp;]
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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 [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Taylor 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.reporter-news.com Abilene Reporter News]
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*The Merkel Mail<br>912 North 1st Street<br>Merkel, TX 79536<br>Phone: 325-928-5712
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*[http://www.buffalogapnews.com/ The Buffalo Gap RoundUp]
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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://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.  
*[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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Abilene Public Library<br>202 Cedar St<br>Abilene, TX 79601<br>Phone: (325) 676-6328<br>[http://www.abilenetx.com/apl/ Website]
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<br>Merkel Public Library<br>100 Kent St<br>Merkel, TX 79536<br>Phone: (325) 928-5054
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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]]
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*[[Abilene Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193947&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Taylor&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/txtaylor/ Taylor County]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/taylor/tayltoc.htm Taylor 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+Taylor|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Taylor_County,_Texas]]
 
[[Category:Taylor_County,_Texas]]

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Taylor County, Texas
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Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Abilene
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County Courthouse

Taylor County Courthouse
300 Oak Street
Abilene, TX 79602
Phone: 915.674.1202

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records[1]

Taylor County has had two county seats:  Buffalo Gap 1878-1883 and Abilene 1883-present.[2]

History

Parent County

1858--Taylor County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar and Travis Counties. County seat: Abilene [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Taylor County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Abilene | Buffalo Gap | Caps | Potosi | Hamby | Happy Valley | Lawn | Merkel | Ovalo | Potosi | Trent | Tuscola | Tye | View | Wylie

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Abilene Public Library
202 Cedar St
Abilene, TX 79601
Phone: (325) 676-6328
Website


Merkel Public Library
100 Kent St
Merkel, TX 79536
Phone: (325) 928-5054


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), Taylor County, Texas. Page 674 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handbook of Texas Online: Taylor County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hct02
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).