Cherokee County, Texas Genealogy

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

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Cherokee County, Texas
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Founded April 11, 1846
County Seat Rusk
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Contents

County Courthouse

Cherokee County Courthouse
520 N Main Street; PO Drawer 420;
Rusk, TX 75785
Phone: 903.683.2350
 
County Clerk has birth and death from 1903,
marriage, probate and land records, probate
and land records from 1846, court and divorce
records[1]

History

Parent County

1846--Cherokee County was created 11 April 1846 from Nacogdoches County. County seat: Rusk [2]

The county was named for the Indian tribe.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities:  | Alto | Cuney | Gallatin | Jacksonville | New Summerfield | Reklaw | Rusk | Wells |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


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 Cherokee County, Texas Genealogy. 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.

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

  • 1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith & Trinity at www.rootsweb.com
  • Historical Maps  ~  From the Republic to the Turn of the Century  ~  Hidden Ancestors
  • Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.

Military

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

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.

Societies and Libraries

Singletary Memorial Library
207 E 6th St
Rusk, TX 75785
Phone: (903) 683-5916


Jacksonville Public Library
502 S Jackson St
Jacksonville, TX 75766
Phone: (903) 586-7664
Website


Rube Sessions Memorial Library
298 Rusk Ave
Wells, TX 75976
Phone: (936) 867-4757

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), Cherokee 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).