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County Courthouse


Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1916--Most records of the district clerk were destroyed in a courthouse fire in March 1916.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Lamar County, TX Death and Cemetery Records - huge database for every known cemetery in Lamar County with lots of extra information.




Local Histories


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





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

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


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


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