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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties D|Counties D]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Donley County'' <br>  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties D|Counties D]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Donley County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Donley County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Donley County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/donley/dontoc.htm Citizen's Cemetery] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/donley/dontoc.htm Citizen's Cemetery] - USGenWeb Archives Project  
*Donley County Cemeteries - &nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdonley/docmetery.html Donley County Cemeteries] - &nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/donley/dontoc.htm Cemeteries of Donley County] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/donley/dontoc.htm Cemeteries of Donley County] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2584 FindAGrave ]- transcriptions and photographs<br>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2584 FindAGrave ]- transcriptions and photographs<br>  
*[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/donley.htm Donley County Cemeteries] - Interment.net
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/donley.htm Donley County Cemeteries] - Interment.net  
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*[http://historictexascemeteries.com/donley/donley-county-cemeteries Donley County Cemeteries]&nbsp; maps, transcriptions and information
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==== Church  ====
 
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Calvary Baptist Church 806-874-3156<br>Highway 287, Clarendon TX 79226
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First Baptist Church 806-874-3833<br>300 South Bugbee, Clarendon TX 79226
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First Baptist Church 806-874-3326<br>222 Sherwood Blvd, Clarendon TX 79226
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First Baptist Church 806-856-5370<br>Main Street, Hedley TX 79237
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First Christian Church 806-874-3212<br>120 East 3rd, Clarendon TX 79226
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Church of Christ 806-874-2495<br>300 South Carhart, Clarendon, TX y79226
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First United Methodist Church 806-874-3367<br>420 South Jefferson, Clarendon TX 79226
  
 
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/donley/land/donley.txt Original Land Owners of Texas ]- USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
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''Donley County: Land O' Promise, ''1975, by Virginia Browder.<br>  
 
''Donley County: Land O' Promise, ''1975, by Virginia Browder.<br>  
  
[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcd10 Donley County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
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[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcd10 Donley County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  
 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/donley/history/camp-sanlanhamucv.txt 1908 Camp San Lantham United American Veterans]&nbsp;- USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/donley/history/camp-sanlanhamucv.txt 1908 Camp San Lantham United American Veterans]&nbsp;- USGenWeb Archives  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/donley/military/civilwar/pensions/donelcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications] - USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/donley/military/civilwar/pensions/donelcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications] - USGenWeb Archives Project
  
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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.  
 
*[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.  
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*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.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/donley/dontoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]- transcriptions and photographs
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdonley/ TXGenWeb] Donley County
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Donley County Courthouse
300 S Sally
Clarendon, TX 79226
Phone: 806.874.3436

County Clerk has birth records from 1877,
marriage and land recordsfrom 1882,
death records from 1903, probate records from
1923 and military discharge records from 1919[1]


The current Donley County courthouse, a Romanesque Revival design building,  was opened in November 1891. The courthouse was restored in 2003. It is the oldest functioning courthouse in the Texas Panhandle and is a recorded Texas Historic Landmark. [2]

Donley County Courthouse
300 S. Sully
Clarendon, TX 79226
County Clerk - Fay Vargas
PO Drawer U
Courthouse Annex
Clarendon, TX 79226
(806) 874-3436
FAX (806) 874-3351
Donley County Government website


History

Originally named Wegefarth County and organized in 1882, the county was renamed Donley.

Parent County

1876--Donley County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1882. [3] County seat: Clarendon [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Clarendon | Hedley | Howardwick | Lelia Lake

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880160
18901,056560.0%
19002,756161.0%
19105,28491.7%
19208,03552.1%
193010,26227.7%
19407,487−27.0%
19506,216−17.0%
19604,449−28.4%
19703,641−18.2%
19804,07511.9%
19903,696−9.3%
20003,8283.6%
20103,677−3.9%


  • 1880 Federal Census - images - USGenWeb Archives Project


Church

Baptist

Calvary Baptist Church 806-874-3156
Highway 287, Clarendon TX 79226

First Baptist Church 806-874-3833
300 South Bugbee, Clarendon TX 79226

First Baptist Church 806-874-3326
222 Sherwood Blvd, Clarendon TX 79226

First Baptist Church 806-856-5370
Main Street, Hedley TX 79237


Christian

First Christian Church 806-874-3212
120 East 3rd, Clarendon TX 79226


Church Of Christ

Church of Christ 806-874-2495
300 South Carhart, Clarendon, TX y79226


Methodist

First United Methodist Church 806-874-3367
420 South Jefferson, Clarendon TX 79226

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 Land Owners of Texas - USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Donley County, Texas. 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.

Donley County: Land O' Promise, 1975, by Virginia Browder.

Donley County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

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

Military

Newspapers

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

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

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

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • 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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Donley County, Texas. Page 663 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Donley County http://www3.historictexas.net/donley-county-texas
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Donley County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcd10
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).