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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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[http://www.co.freestone.tx.us/ips/cms Freestone County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 307<br> Fairfield, TX 75840<br> Phone: 903.389.2635 <br>
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County Clerk has birth and death records<br> from 1903,marriage records from 1853,<br> land, probate, military discharge and court<br> records from 1851<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Freestone County, Texas. Page 664 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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Freestone County has been home two four courthouse. The first three were constructed in 1851, 1855, 1891. The current courthouse, a 4-story brick building with classic details, was built in 1919. <ref>HistoricTexas.net: Freestone County http://www3.historictexas.net/freestone-county-texas</ref>  
 
Freestone County has been home two four courthouse. The first three were constructed in 1851, 1855, 1891. The current courthouse, a 4-story brick building with classic details, was built in 1919. <ref>HistoricTexas.net: Freestone County http://www3.historictexas.net/freestone-county-texas</ref>  
  
Freestone County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Linda Jarvis <br>103 E Main<br>P O Box 1010<br>Fairfield, TX 75840<br>Phone: 903-389-2635<br>[http://www.co.freestone.tx.us/ips/cms/ Freestone County Government Website]
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Freestone County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Linda Jarvis <br>103 E Main<br>P O Box 1010<br>Fairfield, TX 75840<br>Phone: 903-389-2635<br>[http://www.co.freestone.tx.us/ips/cms/ Freestone County Government Website]  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1850--'''Freestone County was created 6 September 1850 from [[Limestone County, Texas|Limestone]] County. '''County seat:''' Fairfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1850--'''Freestone County was created 6 September 1850 from [[Limestone County, Texas|Limestone]] County. The county was organized in 1851, with Mound Prairie selected as the county seat.&nbsp; The name of the town was soon changed to Fairfield.&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Freestone County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf09</ref> '''County seat:''' Fairfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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'''Cities''': {{FHL|Texas%2C+Freestone%2C+Fairfield|subject|disp=Fairfield}} | Teague  
 
'''Cities''': {{FHL|Texas%2C+Freestone%2C+Fairfield|subject|disp=Fairfield}} | Teague  
  
'''Towns:'''&nbsp; {{FHL|Texas%2C+Freestone%2C+Donie|subject|disp=Donie}} | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Freestone%2C+Mills|subject|disp=Mills}} | Kirvin | Oakwood | Streetman (partly in [[Navarro County, Texas|Navarro]] County) | Wortham
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'''Towns:'''&nbsp; {{FHL|Texas%2C+Freestone%2C+Donie|subject|disp=Donie}} | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Freestone%2C+Mills|subject|disp=Mills}} | Kirvin | Oakwood | Streetman (partly in [[Navarro County, Texas|Navarro]] County) | Wortham  
  
 
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=102082 Chancellor Cemetery, Fairfield] BillionGraves
  
 
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*''History of Freestone County, Texas,''1978, by the Freestone County Historical Commission.<br>
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*''A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, ''1883. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46827/m1 Digital book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.
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*''History of Freestone County, Texas,'' 1978, by the Freestone County Historical Commission.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf09 Freestone County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf09 Freestone County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  
 
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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://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.  
  
 
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*[http://www.freestonecountytimes.com/ Freestone County Times Newspaper]
  
 
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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  ==
 
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County Courthouse

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Freestone County Courthouse
PO Box 307
Fairfield, TX 75840
Phone: 903.389.2635

County Clerk has birth and death records
from 1903,marriage records from 1853,
land, probate, military discharge and court
records from 1851[1]



Freestone County has been home two four courthouse. The first three were constructed in 1851, 1855, 1891. The current courthouse, a 4-story brick building with classic details, was built in 1919. [2]

Freestone County Courthouse
County Clerk - Linda Jarvis
103 E Main
P O Box 1010
Fairfield, TX 75840
Phone: 903-389-2635
Freestone County Government Website

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History

The first settlement of the area was about 1830.

Parent County

1850--Freestone County was created 6 September 1850 from Limestone County. The county was organized in 1851, with Mound Prairie selected as the county seat.  The name of the town was soon changed to Fairfield. [3] County seat: Fairfield [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities: Fairfield | Teague

Towns:  Donie | Mills | Kirvin | Oakwood | Streetman (partly in Navarro County) | Wortham

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, 1883. Digital book on line from the Portal to Texas History.
  • History of Freestone County, Texas, 1978, by the Freestone County Historical Commission.
  • Freestone County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
  • 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), Freestone County, Texas. Page 664 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Freestone County http://www3.historictexas.net/freestone-county-texas
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Freestone County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf09
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).