Calhoun County, Texas Genealogy

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Calhoun County; 211 S Ann St; Port Lavaca, TX 77979-4249; Ph. 361.553.4411 Details: (Co Clk has b &amp; d rec from 1903, probated b rec from 1863, m &amp; land rec from 1846, pro rec from 1849, ct rec from 1850 &amp; mil dis rec from 1919)
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== County Courthouse ==
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Calhoun County Courthouse<br> 211 S Ann Street<br> Port Lavaca, TX 77979-4249<br> Phone: 361.553.4411  
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<br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>probate records from 1863, marriage and land records<br> from 1846,&nbsp;court records from 1850 and military discharge<br> records from 1919  
  
 
== History  ==
 
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/local/calhoun.html Calhoun County Land Records] available on microfilm - Deed Records 1846-1890, Survey Records 1838-1934<br>
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/local/calhoun.html Calhoun County Land Records] available on microfilm - Deed Records 1846-1890, Survey Records 1838-1934<br>
  
==== Local Histories<br> ====
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==== Local Histories<br> ====
  
 
*''Shifting Sands of Calhoun County, Texas,'' 1980 by the Calhoun County Historical Commission.  
 
*''Shifting Sands of Calhoun County, Texas,'' 1980 by the Calhoun County Historical Commission.  
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==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/calhoun/maps/calhoun1845.htm Calhoun County 1845], map showing the area before Calhoun County was formed in 1846.<br>  
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/calhoun/maps/calhoun1845.htm Calhoun County 1845], map showing the area before Calhoun County was formed in 1846.<br>
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/calhoun/maps/calhoun1862.htm Calhoun County 1862]  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/calhoun/maps/calhoun1862.htm Calhoun County 1862]  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/calhoun/maps/calhoun1872.htm Calhoun County 1872]  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/calhoun/maps/calhoun1872.htm Calhoun County 1872]  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcalcgs/ccgs.html Vital Records] - Obituaries, Marriage Records and Birth Records from the Calhoun County Genealogical Society<br>  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcalcgs/ccgs.html Vital Records] - Obituaries, Marriage Records and Birth Records from the Calhoun County Genealogical Society<br>
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/local/calhoun.html Calhoun County Vital Records] available on microfilm - Marriage Records 1846-1919, Probate Records 1846-1916, County Clerk and other records.  
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/local/calhoun.html Calhoun County Vital Records] available on microfilm - Marriage Records 1846-1919, Probate Records 1846-1916, County Clerk and other records.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcalhou/newobitindex.html Port Lavaca Wave Newspaper Obituary] Index 2002-2003  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcalhou/newobitindex.html Port Lavaca Wave Newspaper Obituary] Index 2002-2003  
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County Courthouse


Calhoun County Courthouse
211 S Ann Street
Port Lavaca, TX 77979-4249
Phone: 361.553.4411


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
probate records from 1863, marriage and land records
from 1846, court records from 1850 and military discharge
records from 1919

History

Parent County

1846--Calhoun County was created April 4, 1846 from Jackson, Victoria, and Matagorda Counties.
County seat: Port Lavaca [1]

The county was named for John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850), 7th Vice President of the United States.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1886 -- Calhoun County Courthouse at Indianola destroyed by hurricane, August 1886.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns: | Indianola | Long Mott | Matagorda Island | Port Comfort | Port Lavaca | Port O'Connor | Seadriff |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 1,110
1860 2,642 138.0%
1870 3,443 30.3%
1880 1,739 −49.5%
1890 815 −53.1%
1900 2,395 193.9%
1910 3,635 51.8%
1920 4,700 29.3%
1930 5,385 14.6%
1940 5,911 9.8%
1950 9,222 56.0%
1960 16,592 79.9%
1970 17,831 7.5%
1980 19,574 9.8%
1990 19,053 −2.7%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.







Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Shifting Sands of Calhoun County, Texas, 1980 by the Calhoun County Historical Commission.
  • "Looking Back" Scrapbook for Calhoun County and Matagorda Bay, Texas
  • A History of Indianola, by Lelia Seelingson. Brief history of Indianola, beginning with the arrival of La Salle. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.
  • Indianola: The Mother of Western Texas, 1988, by Brownson Malsch.
  • Calhoun County History from The Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Indianola, Texas Hurricane, Sept 1875

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Calhoun County Genealogical Society, founded to preserve the genealogy and history of Calhoun County.
  • Calhoun County Museum
    301 S. Ann Street
    Port Lavaca, TX 77979  website
  • Calhoun County Public Library
    200 West Mahan St.
    Port Lavaca, TX 77979  website

Web Sites

References

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