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Hardeman County, Texas
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Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Quanah
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County Courthouse

Hardeman County Courthouse
PO Box 30
Quanah, TX 79252-0030
Phone: 940.663.2901

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1885, probate and court records
from 1886 and land records from 1871; District Clerk
has divorce records[1]

History

Hardeman County, Texas was formed in 1858 from Fannin County, Texas.
It was named in Honor of early Texas pioneers, Thomas Jones Hardeman & his brother, Bailey Hardeman.

Parent County

1858--Hardeman County was created 1 February 1858 from Fannin Land District. County seat: Quanah [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Acme | Chillicothe | Goodlett | Lazare | North Groesbeck | Quanah | Punkin Center

Ghost Towns and Former Communities

Medicine Mound | Red River

Neighboring Counties

Childress  • Cottle  • Foard  • Harmon County, Oklahoma  • Jackson County, Oklahoma  • Wilbarger


Harmon CountyChildress CountyCottle CountyFoard CountyHardeman CountyWilbarger CountyJackson CountyTX HARDEMAN.JPG

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

WorldCat

Findagrave.com

Interment.net


Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
188050
18903,9047,708.0%
19003,634−6.9%
191011,213208.6%
192012,48711.4%
193014,53216.4%
194011,073−23.8%
195010,212−7.8%
19608,275−19.0%
19706,795−17.9%
19806,368−6.3%
19905,283−17.0%
20004,724−10.6%
Est. 20093,874−18.0%
U.S. Census Bureau[3]
 


Church

Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Hardeman County, Texas. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

  • The Last Frontier: The Story of Hardeman County, 1966, by Bill Neal. (Quanah, Texas: Quanah Tribune-Chief).
  • Hardeman County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hardeman County, Texas newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.


Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records


A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records


Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Thompson Sawyer Public Library
403 W 3rd St
Quanah, TX 79252
Phone: (940) 663-2654

Family History Centers

  • 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), Hardeman County, Texas. Page 665 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).
  3. http://www.texasalmanac.com/population/population-counties-history.pdf

 

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