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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

TexasDentonCourthouse.jpg

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.

Local History

http://dentoncounty.com/history.asp

Places/Localities

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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

[2]

Cemeteries


Church

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

Web Sites

References

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

 

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