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Guide to Cottle County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Contents

County Courthouse

Cottle County Courthouse
PO Box 717
Paducah, TX 78248
Phone: 806.492.3823 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, burial, probate
and court records and land records from 1892[1]


Adopted by TXGenWeb Cottle County
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History

Parent County

1876--Cottle County was created 21 August 1876 from Fannin Land District. County seat: Paducah [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cee Vee | Chalk | Dunlap | Paducah | Swearingen

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
188024
1890240900.0%
19001,002317.5%
19104,396338.7%
19206,90157.0%
19309,39536.1%
19407,079−24.7%
19506,099−13.8%
19604,207−31.0%
19703,204−23.8%
19802,947−8.0%
19902,247−23.8%
20001,904−15.3%
20101,505−21.0%
1880 Federal Census - transcription - USGenWeb Archives Project



Church

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 Family History Library Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Original Landowners of Texas - USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Cottle County Photographs - USGenWeb Archives Project

Maps

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

Military

Cottle County Veterans - TXGenWeb

Cottle County WWII Military News - TXGenWeb

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Cottle County Obituaries - TXGenWeb

Probate

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 or ordered electronically online

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cottle 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).

 

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