Denton County, Texas

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Denton County; PO Box 2187; Denton, TX 76202; Ph. 940.349.2021 Details: (Courthouse burned 1875; a few rec saved) (Co Clk has b, d & bur rec from 1903, m, pro, ct & land rec form 1876; Dis Clk has div rec form 1876)
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==

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Denton County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Denton County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 11, 1846
County Seat Denton
Courthouse



Contents

County Courthouse

Denton County; PO Box 2187; Denton, TX 76202; Ph. 940.349.2021 Details: (Courthouse burned 1875; a few rec saved) (Co Clk has b, d & bur rec from 1903, m, pro, ct & land rec form 1876; Dis Clk has div rec form 1876)

TexasDentonCourthouse.jpg

History

Denton County History

Parent County

1846--Denton County was created 11 April 1846 from Fannin County. County seat: Denton [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1875--Courthouse and almost all county records were destroyed by fire in December 1875.

Places/Localities

Neighboring Counties

Populated Places

Argyle | Aubrey | Bartonville |Bolivar |Carrollton † |Coppell † | Copper Canyon |Corinth |Corral City |Cross Roads |Dallas † |Denton |Dish |Double Oak | Elizabethtown | Flower Mound | Fort Worth † | Frisco † | Hackberry | Haslet † | Hebron | Hickory Creek | Highland Village | Justin |Krugerville | Krum | Lake Dallas | Lakewood Village | Lewisville | Lincoln Park | Little Elm | Northlake | Oak Point | Pilot Point | Plano † | Ponder | Prosper † | Roanoke | Sanger | Shady Shores |Southlake † |The Colony |Trophy Club | Westlake

† only a small part of the city extends into Denton County.

Resources

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Wiki articles;

Churches

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • History and Reminiscences of Denton County, 1918 by Edward Franklin Bates (reprinted 1976),  an overview of Denton County including the history of various time periods and specific aspects of the area as well as reminiscences of citizens. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.
  • History of Denton, Texas, from Its Beginning to 1960, 1978, by C. A. Bridges.
  • Denton County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Obituaries

 Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).