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Guide to Jack County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded August 27, 1856
County Seat Jacksboro
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County Courthouse

Jack County Courthouse
100 N Main Street
Jacksboro, TX 76458
Phone: 940.567.2111 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
probate records from 1857, land records from 1860,
marriage and court records; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

The first settlement was in 1854.

Parent County

1856--Jack County was created 27 August 1856 from Cooke County. County seat: Jacksboro [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Several Cemeteries in the East Part of Jack County
Cundiff Listing with headstone pictures available
Green Elm Listing with headstone pictures available
Wizard Wells Listing with headstone pictures available
Gibtown Listing only
Morrow Listing only
Westbrook Listing only

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18601,000
1870694−30.6%
18806,626854.8%
18909,74047.0%
190010,2245.0%
191011,81715.6%
19209,863−16.5%
19309,046−8.3%
194010,20612.8%
19507,755−24.0%
19607,418−4.3%
19706,711−9.5%
19807,40810.4%
19906,981−5.8%
20008,76325.5%

Church

Court

Land

Land Survey Abstracts  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

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


Societies and Libraries

Gladys Johnson Ritchie Public Library
626 W College St
Jacksboro, TX 76458
Phone: (940) 567-2240
Website

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jack County, Texas. Page 667 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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