Gregg County, Texas

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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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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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>
  
Gregg County Courthouse<br>Connie Wade - County Clerk<br>101 E. Methvin, Suite 200<br>Longview, TX 75601<br>  
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Gregg County Courthouse<br>Connie Wade - County Clerk<br>101 E. Methvin, Suite 200<br>Longview, TX 75601<br>
  
[http://www.co.gregg.tx.us Gregg County Government Website] <br>  
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[http://www.co.gregg.tx.us Gregg County Government Website] <br>
  
 
''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.<br>
 
''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.<br>
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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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>
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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>  
  
 
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
*[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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*[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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==== 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.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg10 Gregg County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
*[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.co.gregg.tx.us/aboutTheCounty/default.asp Gregg County History 1800s-1900s] from the Gregg County Government Website.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
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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://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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
  
 
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
 
[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.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records
 
*[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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Founded April 12, 1873
County Seat Longview
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County Courthouse

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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.[1]

Gregg County Courthouse
Connie Wade - County Clerk
101 E. Methvin, Suite 200
Longview, TX 75601

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.[2]  County seat: Longview [3]

Boundary Changes 

1874 -- Gregg County was extended southward to take in a portion of northern Rusk County by act of legislature, 30 Apr 1874.[4]

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

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. Texas Escapes: Gregg County Courthouses http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Longview/Gregg-County-Courthouse-Longview-Texas.htm#1879
  2. Handbook of Texas online: Gregg County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg10
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Handbook of Texas Online: Gregg County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg10