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Guide to Childress County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Childress County Courthouse
Courthouse Box 4
Childress, Texas 79201-3755
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
1876--Childress County was created 21 May 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Childress 
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.
1891--Childress County Courthouse destroyed by fire on October 21, 1891. All records were lost. 
Places / Localities
Towns and Cities: Childress | Carey | Kirkland | Loco | Tell
Towns and Communities from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
- Childress County Cemeteries from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
- Childress County Cemeteries - USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project
- FindAGrave - Cemeteries in Chilress County
- Childress County Cemeteries - Interment.net
- Childress County Cemeteries maps, transcriptions, information
- Childress County Census Records from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
- 1850 Census - USGenWeb Archives Project
- Childress County Court Records from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
Original Land Owners of Texas - USGenWeb Archives Project
- Childress County Landmarks from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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.
- The Childress County Story, 1971
- Childress County History from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
- Childress County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
- 1926 Corral, Childress County High School - USGenWeb Archives Project
- Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
- Childress County Military Records from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
- Confederate Pension Index - USGenWeb Archives Project
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Childress County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- Childress County Photos from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.'
- Childress County Photographs - USGenWeb Archives Project
- Childress County Stories from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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.
- Childress County Vital Records from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
- 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
- Childress County Heritage Museum
210 3rd Street, N.W.
Childress, TX 79201
- Childress Public Library
117 Avenue B, NE
Childress, Texas 79201
Family History Centers
- TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ GenDisasters.com - Childress, TX Courthouse Fire, Oct 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7340/childress-tx-childress-county-courthouse-fire-oct-1891
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