Gillespie County, Texas

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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A cholera epidemic in 1849 took a heavy toll of the early settlers.  
 
A cholera epidemic in 1849 took a heavy toll of the early settlers.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1848--'''Gillespie County was created 23 February 1848 from [[Bexar_County,_Texas|Bexar ]]and [[Travis_County,_Texas|Travis]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Fredericksburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1848--'''Gillespie County was created 23 February 1848 from [[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar and]] [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Fredericksburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
'''1850--'''Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in July 1850.
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'''1850--'''Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in July 1850.  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Blanco_County,_Texas|Blanco]]
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*[[Blanco County, Texas|Blanco]]  
*[[Kendall_County,_Texas|Kendall]]
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*[[Kendall County, Texas|Kendall]]  
*[[Kerr_County,_Texas|Kerr]]
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*[[Kerr County, Texas|Kerr]]  
*[[Kimble_County,_Texas|Kimble]]
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*[[Kimble County, Texas|Kimble]]  
*[[Llano_County,_Texas|Llano]]
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*[[Llano County, Texas|Llano]]  
*[[Mason_County,_Texas|Mason]]
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*[[Mason County, Texas|Mason]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Access cemetery information for Gillespie County at the [http://www.fbgtxgensoc.org/fgs_frame.html Fredericksburg Genealogical Society] website.&nbsp; This index to burials includes a surname and maiden name search.&nbsp; Cemetery information is found by clicking on a cemetery name.&nbsp; Individual photos are accessed by clicking on the camera icon.&nbsp; There are some maps with cemetery section plans. This site includes about 3,500 cemetery photos and 50 cemeteries.
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Access cemetery information for Gillespie County at the [http://www.fbgtxgensoc.org/fgs_frame.html Fredericksburg Genealogical Society] website.&nbsp; This index to burials includes a surname and maiden name search.&nbsp; Cemetery information is found by clicking on a cemetery name.&nbsp; Individual photos are accessed by clicking on the camera icon.&nbsp; There are some maps with cemetery section plans. This site includes about 3,500 cemetery photos and 50 cemeteries.  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
Access obituaries January 1, 1980 through December 31,2004 at the [http://www.fbgtxgensoc.org/obit_index.html Fredericksburg Genealogical Society] website.&nbsp; These obituaries came from two newspapers, ''The Fredericksburg Standard '' and ''The Fredericksburg Radio Post. &nbsp;''The [http://www.fredericksburg.lib.tx.us/ Pioneer Memorial Library] has copies of Fredericksburg newspapers on microfilm, with issues beginning in 1890.
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Access obituaries January 1, 1980 through December 31,2004 at the [http://www.fbgtxgensoc.org/obit_index.html Fredericksburg Genealogical Society] website.&nbsp; These obituaries came from two newspapers, ''The Fredericksburg Standard ''and ''The Fredericksburg Radio Post. &nbsp;''The [http://www.fredericksburg.lib.tx.us/ Pioneer Memorial Library] has copies of Fredericksburg newspapers on microfilm, with issues beginning in 1890.  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193488&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Gillespie&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193488&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Gillespie&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
  
 
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Gillespie_County,_Texas]]
 
[[Category:Gillespie_County,_Texas]]

Revision as of 19:29, 26 August 2010

United States  > Texas > CountiesG > Gillespie County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

A cholera epidemic in 1849 took a heavy toll of the early settlers.

Parent County

1848--Gillespie County was created 23 February 1848 from Bexar and Travis Counties. County seat: Fredericksburg [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1850--Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in July 1850.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Access cemetery information for Gillespie County at the Fredericksburg Genealogical Society website.  This index to burials includes a surname and maiden name search.  Cemetery information is found by clicking on a cemetery name.  Individual photos are accessed by clicking on the camera icon.  There are some maps with cemetery section plans. This site includes about 3,500 cemetery photos and 50 cemeteries.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Military

Newspapers

Access obituaries January 1, 1980 through December 31,2004 at the Fredericksburg Genealogical Society website.  These obituaries came from two newspapers, The Fredericksburg Standard and The Fredericksburg Radio Post.  The Pioneer Memorial Library has copies of Fredericksburg newspapers on microfilm, with issues beginning in 1890.

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

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


References

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