Cooke County, Texas

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[http://www.co.cooke.tx.us/ips/cms Cooke County&nbsp;Courthouse]<br> 100 Dixon Street<br> Gainesville, TX 76240<br> Phone: 940.668.5420&nbsp;<br><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1346957244849_393" /><br>County Clerk has birth and&nbsp;death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate, court and land records from 1850; <br>District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cooke County, Texas. Page 661 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1848--'''Cooke County was created 20 March 1848 and organized in 1849 from [[Fannin_County,_Texas|Fannin]] County. '''County seat:''' Gainesville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1848--'''Cooke County was created 20 March 1848 and organized in 1849 from [[Fannin County, Texas|Fannin]] County. '''County seat:''' Gainesville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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'''Cities and Towns:''' Callisburg | Gainesville | Lindsay | Muenster | Oak Ridge | Valley View | Whitesboro (mostly in [[Grayson County, Texas|Grayson]] County)
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'''Unincorporated areas:''' Bulcher | Burns City | Dexter | Era | Hood | Leo | Lois | Marysville | Mountain Springs | Moss Lake | Myra | Rosston | Pioneer Valley | Prairie Point | Sivells Bend | Walnut Bend | Woodbine<br><br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Grayson County, Texas|Grayson]]  
 
*[[Grayson County, Texas|Grayson]]  
 
*[[Love County, Oklahoma|Love County, Oklahoma]]  
 
*[[Love County, Oklahoma|Love County, Oklahoma]]  
*[[Marshall_County,_Oklahoma|Marshall County, Oklahoma]]
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*[[Marshall County, Oklahoma|Marshall County, Oklahoma]]  
 
*[[Montague County, Texas|Montague]]  
 
*[[Montague County, Texas|Montague]]  
 
*[[Wise County, Texas|Wise]]
 
*[[Wise County, Texas|Wise]]
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb 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.
  
 
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*[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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*[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.  
*[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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*[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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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcooke/ctgs_index.htm Cross Timbers Genealogical Society]
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North Central Texas College has a genealogical section in its library supported by Cross Timbers Genealogical Society.
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Gainesville Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcooke/ctgs_index.htm Cross Timbers Genealogical Society]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193316&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Cooke&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Cooke|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
Cross Timbers Genealogical Society has a website which may be useful
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Contents

County Courthouse

Cooke County Courthouse
100 Dixon Street
Gainesville, TX 76240
Phone: 940.668.5420 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate, court and land records from 1850;
District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

Parent County

1848--Cooke County was created 20 March 1848 and organized in 1849 from Fannin County. County seat: Gainesville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns: Callisburg | Gainesville | Lindsay | Muenster | Oak Ridge | Valley View | Whitesboro (mostly in Grayson County)

Unincorporated areas: Bulcher | Burns City | Dexter | Era | Hood | Leo | Lois | Marysville | Mountain Springs | Moss Lake | Myra | Rosston | Pioneer Valley | Prairie Point | Sivells Bend | Walnut Bend | Woodbine

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Military

Newspapers

Probate

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

Cross Timbers Genealogical Society

North Central Texas College has a genealogical section in its library supported by Cross Timbers Genealogical Society.

Family History Centers

Web Sites


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cooke County, Texas. Page 661 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).