Childress County, Texas Genealogy

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|C Counties]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Childress County'' <br>  
  
Adopted by TXGenWeb Childress Co, Texas<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Vicki Shaffer
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Guide to '''Childress County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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When Childress County was formed, an election in April 1887 named Childress City the county seat. Three months later in July 1887, a second election moved the county seat to Henry, a railroad town. The town's name was changed to Childress.
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Childress County has had four courthouses. The first courthouse was built in 1887; it was a long narrow one story wooden building.<ref>Photograph, Portal to Texas History http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34632/</ref>&nbsp; In 1890 construction began on a three story brick courthouse with a bell tower.&nbsp; When the building was less than one year old in Oct 1891, it was destroyed by fire.<ref>Childress, TX Childress County Courthouse Fire, Oct 1891</ref>&nbsp; Construction was started in late 1891 on the third courthouse, using the plans from the second courthouse.&nbsp; The current courthouse was built in 1939.
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== County Courthouse ==
  
Childress County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Zona Prince <br>100 Avenue E NW<br>Courthouse Box 4<br>Childress, Texas 79201 <br>[http://www.co.childress.tx.us/ips/cms/index.html Childress County Government Website]<br>  
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[http://www.co.childress.tx.us/ips/cms Childress County Courthouse]<br> Courthouse Box 4<br> Childress, Texas 79201-3755<br>Phone: 940.937.6143<br><br> County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage records from 1893, divorce and court records<br> from 1900, probate records from 1894 and land records<br> from 1895<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Childress 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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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== [http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Cemeteries/index.htm Cemeteries ] ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== [http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Census/index.htm Census] ====
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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://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/childress.html Childress County Cemeteries] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2557 FindAGrave] - Cemeteries in Chilress County
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/chambers.htm Childress County Cemeteries] - &nbsp;Interment.net
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*[http://historictexascemeteries.com/childress/childress-county-cemeteries Childress County Cemeteries] maps, transcriptions, information
  
==== [http://tn-roots.com/Childress/1st-term.htm Court] ====
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==== Census ====
  
==== [http://www.txgenweb9.org/landmarks/childres.htm Landmarks ] ====
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{{USCensusPop
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|1880= 25
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|1890= 1175
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|1900= 2138
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|1910= 9538
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|1920= 10933
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|1930= 16044
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|1940= 12149
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|1950= 12123
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|1960= 8421
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|1970= 6605
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|1980= 6950
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|1990= 5953
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|2000= 7688
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|2010= 7041
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}}
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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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/childress/census/1880/ed184p01.txt 1850 Census] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Churches  ====
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==== Court  ====
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/1st-term.htm Childress County Court Records] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/childress/land/childres.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Landmarks  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb9.org/landmarks/childres.htm Childress County Landmarks] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''The Childress County Story'', 1971  
 
*''The Childress County Story'', 1971  
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/history.htm Childress County History] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/history.htm Childress County History] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcc11 Childress County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcc11 Childress County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/childress/history/1926-corral.txt 1926 Corral, Childress County High School ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
==== [http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Military/index.htm Military] ====
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==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Military/index.htm Childress County Military Records] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/childress/military/civilwar/pensions/childcsa.txt Confederate Pension Index ]- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
==== [http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Photos/photos.htm Photos] ====
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Childress}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Photographs  ====
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Photos/photos.htm Childress County Photos] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.'
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/childress/childtoc.htm Childress County Photographs] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== [http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Stories/index.htm Stories] ====
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==== Stories  ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Stories/index.htm Childress County Stories] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
  
==== [http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Death-Certificates/index.htm Vital Records ]  ====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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==== Vital Records  ====
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Death-Certificates/index.htm Childress County Vital Records] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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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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*Childress County Heritage Museum<br>210 3rd Street, N.W.<br>Childress, TX 79201<br>817-937-2261&nbsp; [http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1167450 information]<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Childress-County-Heritage-Museum/104512606273866 facebook page]<br>  
 
*Childress County Heritage Museum<br>210 3rd Street, N.W.<br>Childress, TX 79201<br>817-937-2261&nbsp; [http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1167450 information]<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Childress-County-Heritage-Museum/104512606273866 facebook page]<br>  
 
*Childress Public Library<br>117 Avenue B, NE<br>Childress, Texas 79201<br>940-937-8421 [http://harringtonlc.org/education/staff/staff.php?sectionid=138 website]
 
*Childress Public Library<br>117 Avenue B, NE<br>Childress, Texas 79201<br>940-937-8421 [http://harringtonlc.org/education/staff/staff.php?sectionid=138 website]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Childress Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Childress|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Childress|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/childress/childtoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] - &nbsp;transcriptions and photographs
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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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

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.


Original Land Owners of Texas -  USGenWeb Archives Project

Landmarks

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Childress 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.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Photographs

Probate

Stories

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

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

  • 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