Childress County, Texas

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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/history.htm Childress County History] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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Adopted by TXGenWeb Childress Co, Texas
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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1876--Childress County was created 21 May 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Childress [1]

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. [2]

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

Court

Landmarks

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Photos

Probate

Stories

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

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

References

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