Lamar County, Texas Genealogy

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== Societies and Libraries  ==
== Societies and Libraries  ==
*[ Lamar County Genealogical Society]<br>
*[ Lamar County Genealogical Society]<br>  
*[ Lamar County Genealogical Society Library]<br>1125 Bonham St. <br>Paris, TX 75460<br>in the old Santa Fe Depot<br>
*[ Lamar County Genealogical Society Library]<br>1125 Bonham St. <br>Paris, TX 75460<br>in the old Santa Fe Depot<br>
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
*[[Paris Texas Family History Center]]
== Web Sites  ==
== Web Sites  ==

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County Courthouse


Parent County

1840--Lamar County was created 17 December 1840 from Red River County. County seat: Paris [1]

History of Paris and Lamar County

Boundary Changes

The area of present Lamar County was within the boundaries of Red River County at the time of the Republic of Texas. By 1840, population growth necessitated a new county, and legislation was introduced by representatives from Red River County. Wright, who had served in the Third Congress as a representative from Red River County, was a major promoter of the founding of Lamar County, which was established by act of the Fifth Congress of the republic on December 17, 1840, and organized by election on February 1, 1841. At the time, the county included much of what is now Delta County. In 1870, Delta County was formed, and Lamar County was reduced to its present size.

See an interactive map of Lamar County border changes.

Record Loss

1916--Most records of the district clerk were destroyed in a courthouse fire in March 1916. Birth, death and marriage records were not lost.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories






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


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