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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties G|Counties G]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Gregg County'' <br>  
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| county = Gregg County
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| founded year = 1873
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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<br>[http://www.co.gregg.tx.us/ Gregg County Courthouse]<br>101 E Methvin Street; PO Box 3049;<br>Longview, TX 75606-3049<br>Phone: 903.236.8430 <br>
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, court and land <br>records from 1873, death records from 1900 and<br>probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gregg County, Texas. Page 665 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Gregg County has had three courthouses.&nbsp; The first courthouse, built in part with native sandstone from nearby Methvin Hill, was designed by F. E. Ruffini and completed in 1879.&nbsp; The second courthouse was built of red brick in 1897 on the site of the 1879 courthouse.&nbsp; The current courthouse was built in 1932.<ref>Texas Escapes: Gregg County Courthouses http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Longview/Gregg-County-Courthouse-Longview-Texas.htm#1879</ref><br>
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[http://www.co.gregg.tx.us Gregg County Government Website] <br>
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''Inventory of the County Archives of Texas&nbsp;: Gregg County, 1940. ''Inventory of records housed in the Gregg County Courthouse as of 1937. Describes the records of the County Commissioners Court, County Clerk as Recorder, District Courts, County Court, Justice of the Peace Courts, Criminal District Attorney, Sheriff, Constables, Tax Assessor-Collector, Board of Equalization, County Treasurer, County Auditor, County Board of School Trustees, County School Superintendent, County Surveyor, County Health Officer, and Board of Managers of County Hospital. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25249/m1/ Digital book online] from The Portal to Texas History.
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1873--'''Gregg County was created 12 April 1873 from [[Rusk County, Texas|Rusk and]] [[Upshur County, Texas|Upshur]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Longview <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1873--'''Gregg County was created 12 April 1873 from [[Rusk County, Texas|Rusk]] and [[Upshur County, Texas|Upshur]] Counties. The Texas legislature planned to call the new county Roanoke, but during passage of the legislation the name was changed to Gregg, in honor of Confederate war hero John B. Gregg.<ref>Handbook of Texas online: Gregg County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg10</ref>&nbsp; '''County seat: Longview''' <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes&nbsp;  ====
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'''1874''' -- Gregg County was extended southward to take in a portion of northern Rusk County by act of legislature, 30 Apr 1874.<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Gregg County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg10</ref><br>
  
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Clarksville City | Easton (partly in [[Rusk County, Texas|Rusk]] County) | Elderville (partly in [[Rusk County, Texas|Rusk]] County) | Gladewater (partly in [[Upshur County, Texas|Upshur]] County) | Judson | Kilgore (partly in [[Rusk County, Texas|Rusk]] County) |Lakeport | Liberty City | Longview (partly in [[Harrison County, Texas|Harrison]] County) |Shiloh | Warren City (partly in [[Upshur County, Texas|Upshur]] County) | White Oak<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
*[[Harrison County, Texas|Harrison]]  
 
*[[Harrison County, Texas|Harrison]]  
*&nbsp;[[Rusk County, Texas|Rusk]]  
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*[[Rusk County, Texas|Rusk]]  
 
*[[Smith County, Texas|Smith]]  
 
*[[Smith County, Texas|Smith]]  
 
*[[Upshur County, Texas|Upshur]]
 
*[[Upshur County, Texas|Upshur]]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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==== Church  ====
 
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.co.gregg.tx.us/A2WebUI/RealEstate/SearchEntry.aspx Gregg County Real Estate Index 1977-2011] from the Gregg County Clerk's Office.<br>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg10 Gregg County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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*[http://www.co.gregg.tx.us/aboutTheCounty/default.asp Gregg County History 1800s-1900s] from the Gregg County Government Website.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
[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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==== Maps  ====
  
<br>1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]  
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88597/ Gregg County 1887 General Land Office Map] from the Portal to Texas History.
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*1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]  
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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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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*[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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*[http://www.co.gregg.tx.us/A2WebUI/Birth/SearchEntry.aspx Gregg County Birth Index] from the Gregg County Clerk's Office
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*[http://www.co.gregg.tx.us/A2WebUI/DEATH/SearchEntry.aspx Gregg County Death Index] from the Gregg County Clerk's Office
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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/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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*[http://www.co.gregg.tx.us/A2WebUI/Marriage/SearchEntry.aspx Gregg County Marriage Index] from the Gregg County Clerk's Office
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
*[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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*[[Longview Texas Family History Center]]
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records
  
 
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County Courthouse

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Gregg County Courthouse
101 E Methvin Street; PO Box 3049;
Longview, TX 75606-3049
Phone: 903.236.8430

County Clerk has birth, marriage, court and land
records from 1873, death records from 1900 and
probate records[1]




Gregg County has had three courthouses.  The first courthouse, built in part with native sandstone from nearby Methvin Hill, was designed by F. E. Ruffini and completed in 1879.  The second courthouse was built of red brick in 1897 on the site of the 1879 courthouse.  The current courthouse was built in 1932.[2]

Gregg County Government Website

Inventory of the County Archives of Texas : Gregg County, 1940. Inventory of records housed in the Gregg County Courthouse as of 1937. Describes the records of the County Commissioners Court, County Clerk as Recorder, District Courts, County Court, Justice of the Peace Courts, Criminal District Attorney, Sheriff, Constables, Tax Assessor-Collector, Board of Equalization, County Treasurer, County Auditor, County Board of School Trustees, County School Superintendent, County Surveyor, County Health Officer, and Board of Managers of County Hospital. Digital book online from The Portal to Texas History.




History

Settlement started around 1838.

Parent County

1873--Gregg County was created 12 April 1873 from Rusk and Upshur Counties. The Texas legislature planned to call the new county Roanoke, but during passage of the legislation the name was changed to Gregg, in honor of Confederate war hero John B. Gregg.[3]  County seat: Longview [4]

Boundary Changes 

1874 -- Gregg County was extended southward to take in a portion of northern Rusk County by act of legislature, 30 Apr 1874.[5]

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Clarksville City | Easton (partly in Rusk County) | Elderville (partly in Rusk County) | Gladewater (partly in Upshur County) | Judson | Kilgore (partly in Rusk County) |Lakeport | Liberty City | Longview (partly in Harrison County) |Shiloh | Warren City (partly in Upshur County) | White Oak

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

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

Birth Records
Death Records
Marriage Records
Census Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gregg County, Texas. Page 665 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Texas Escapes: Gregg County Courthouses http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Longview/Gregg-County-Courthouse-Longview-Texas.htm#1879
  3. Handbook of Texas online: Gregg County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg10
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Handbook of Texas Online: Gregg County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg10