Calhoun County, Texas

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Calhoun County''<br>  
  
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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[http://www.calhouncotx.org/ 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<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, Texas. Page 660 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Calhoun County was created April 4, 1846 from Jackson, Victoria, and Matagorda Counties.<br> '''County seat:''' Port Lavaca <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1846--'''Calhoun County was created April 4, 1846 from [[Jackson County, Texas|Jackson]], [[Victoria County, Texas|Victoria]], and [[Matagorda County, Texas|Matagorda]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Port Lavaca <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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The county was named for&nbsp;John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850), 7th Vice President of the United States.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1886''' -- Calhoun County Courthouse at Indianola destroyed by hurricane, August 1886.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
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'''Cities and Towns:''' | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Calhoun%2C+Indianola|subject|disp=Indianola}} | Long Mott | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Calhoun%2C+Matagorda+Island|subject|disp=Matagorda Island}} | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Calhoun%2C+Port+O%27Connor|subject|disp=Port Comfort}} | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Calhoun%2C+Port+Lavaca|subject|disp=Port Lavaca}} | Port O'Connor | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Calhoun%2C+Seadrift|subject|disp=Seadriff}} |
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Aransas County, Texas|Aransas]]
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*[[Jackson County, Texas|Jackson]]
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*[[Matagorda County, Texas|Matagorda]]
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*[[Refugio County, Texas|Refugio]]
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*[[Victoria County, Texas|Victoria]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|1850 |1110
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|1860 |2642
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|1870 |3443
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|1880 |1739
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|1890 |815
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|1900 |2395
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|1910 |3635
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|1920 |4700
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|1930 |5385
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|1940 |5911
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|1950 |9222
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|1960 |16592
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|1970 |17831
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|1980 |19574
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|1990 |19053
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}} <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
  
 
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/local/calhoun.html Calhoun County Court Records] available on microfilm - District Court Minutes 1847-1914<br>
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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>
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==== Local Histories<br> ====
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*''Shifting Sands of Calhoun County, Texas,'' 1980 by the Calhoun County Historical Commission.
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*''"Looking Back" Scrapbook for Calhoun County and Matagorda Bay, Texas''
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*''A History of Indianola'', by Lelia Seelingson. Brief history of Indianola, beginning with the arrival of La Salle. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth32343/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.
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*''Indianola: The Mother of Western Texas,'' 1988, by Brownson Malsch.
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcc02 Calhoun County History] from The Handbook of Texas Online.
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*[http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/2055/indianola,-tx-hurricane,-sept-1875 Indianola, Texas Hurricane, Sept 1875]
  
 
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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/calhoun1862.htm Calhoun County 1862]
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/calhoun/maps/calhoun1872.htm Calhoun County 1872]
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*Calhoun County 1910 - [http://www.historictexas.net/calhoun/maps/calhoun-south1910.htm Southern part of Calhoun County]
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/calhoun/maps/maps.htm More Calhoun County Maps] from the Calhoun County TXGenWeb site
  
 
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==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcalhou/confpen.htm Confederate Pension Applications] from the Calhoun County TXGenWeb site
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/supsites/military/rep_cont.htm Index to the Military Rolls of the Republic of Texas] 1835-1845
  
 
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*[http://portlavacawave.com/ Port Lavaca Wave] Newspaper
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*''Indianola Bulletin'' newspaper abstracts: [http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/link.php?id=4770 Mar 4, 1852], [http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/link.php?id=4769 Mar 25, 1852], [http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/link.php?id=4768 Jan 6, 1853] - from newspaperarchives.com
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcalcgs/ccgs.html Newspaper Database] of Obituaries, Marriage Records and Birth Records from the Calhoun County Genealogical Society.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/local/calhoun.html Calhoun County Probate Records] available on microfilm - Probate Records 1846-1914<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/local/calhoun.html Calhoun County Tax Records] available on microfilm - Tax Rolls 1846-1910
  
 
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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>
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*[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.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcalhou/newobitindex.html Port Lavaca Wave Newspaper Obituary] Index 2002-2003
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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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcalcgs/ccgs.html Calhoun County Genealogical Society], founded to preserve the genealogy and history of Calhoun County.
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*Calhoun County Museum <br>301 S. Ann Street <br>Port Lavaca, TX 77979&nbsp; [http://calhouncountymuseum.org/ website]
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*Calhoun County Public Library<br>200 West Mahan St.<br>Port Lavaca, TX 77979&nbsp; [http://www.cclibrary.org/ website<br>]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193247&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Calhoun&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/calhoun Calhoun County Texas TXGenWeb site] family histories, cemeteries, maps and more.
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*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/category/united-states/texas/calhoun-co-tx Calhoun County, TX Old Photos]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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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[1]

History

Parent County

1846--Calhoun County was created April 4, 1846 from Jackson, Victoria, and Matagorda Counties.
County seat: Port Lavaca [2]

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, Texas. Page 660 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).