Calhoun County, Texas Genealogy

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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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Contents

County Courthouse

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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.
  • Calhoun County History from The Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

  • TEXAS Genweb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select  the county.

Military

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.
  • Texas 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

Web Sites

References

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