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Guide to Crosby County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Crosby County Courthouse
PO Box 218
Crosbyton, TX 79322
Phone: 806.675.2334 

County Clert has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate and court records from 1887 and
land records from 1886; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

The first permanent settler arrived in 1877.

Parent County

1876--Crosby County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seats: Estacado 1886-1890; Emma 1890-1910; Crosbyton 1910-present. [2][3]

Three County Seats During History of County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1889--Crosby County Courthouse in Estacado caught fire on October 9, 1889 and destroyed the judges', treasurer's and county clerk's offices.[4]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cone | Crosbyton | Kalgary | Lorenzo | Ralls

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Early Day Burials
Early Cemeteries
City Cemeteries



Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • A History of Crosby County 1876-1977, A collection of historical sketches and family histories composed by County Residents; compiled by the staff of the Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum under the supervision and with the cooperation of the Crosby County Historical Commission, 1978. Read the book online at The Portal to Texas History.
  • Through the Years: A History of Crosby County, 1952, by Nellie Witt Spikes and Temple Ann Ellis.
  • Book References
  • Crosby County Photographs - TXGenWeb

Maps

Military

Crosby County Military Records

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crosby County, Texas. Page 662 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. Crosby County Courthouse Historical Marker Text, located at the Courthouse. Marker erected 1966.
  4. GenDisasters.com - Estacado, TX Crosby County Courthouse Fire, Oct 1889 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17667/estacado-tx-crosby-county-courthouse-fire-oct-1889

 

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