Childress County, Texas

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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Cemeteries/index.htm Childress County Cemeteries] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.  
 
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Census/index.htm Childress County Census Records] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Childress County Courthouse
Courthouse Box 4
Childress, Texas 79201-3755
Phone: 940.937.6143

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1893, divorce and court records
from 1900, probate records from 1894 and land records
from 1895[1]

History

Parent County

1876--Childress County was created 21 May 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Childress [2]

The county was named for George C. Childress, (1804-1841), lawyer, statesman, and author of the Texas Declaration of Independence, son of John Campbell and Elizabeth (Robertson) Childress, was born on January 8, 1804, at Nashville, Tennessee.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1891--Childress County Courthouse destroyed by fire on October 21, 1891.  All records were lost. [3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Childress | Carey | Kirkland | Loco | Tell

Towns and Communities from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
188025
18901,1754,600.0%
19002,13882.0%
19109,538346.1%
192010,93314.6%
193016,04446.7%
194012,149−24.3%
195012,123−0.2%
19608,421−30.5%
19706,605−21.6%
19806,9505.2%
19905,953−14.3%
20007,68829.1%
20107,041−8.4%

Churches

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of Texas -  USGenWeb Archives Project

Landmarks

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Photographs

Probate

Stories

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Childress County Heritage Museum
    210 3rd Street, N.W.
    Childress, TX 79201
    817-937-2261  information
    facebook page
  • Childress Public Library
    117 Avenue B, NE
    Childress, Texas 79201
    940-937-8421 website

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Childress 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).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Childress, TX Courthouse Fire, Oct 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7340/childress-tx-childress-county-courthouse-fire-oct-1891