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

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Founded December 24, 1857
County Seat Montague
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County Courthouse

Montague County Courthouse
PO Box 77
Montague, Texas 76251-0077
Phone: 940.894.2461

County Clerk has birth and death records
from 1903, marriage, probate and court
records from 1873 and land records[1]


Montague County has had four courthouses: 1858, 1879, 1885 and the current courthouse built in 1912.

Montague County Courthouse
County Clerk - Glenda Henson
P.O. Box 77
Montague, Texas 76251
Montague County Government Website

Inventory of county records, Montague County Courthouse, Montague, Texas, 1975 by James E. Riney. Inventory of records housed in the Montague County Courthouse in Montague, Texas. Describes the records of the County Clerk, District Clerk, County and District Attorney, Justice of the Peace, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, Treasurer, Auditor, and County School Superintendent. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.

History

The first Anglo-American settlers arrived in 1854. French and Spanish were in the area as early as 1719.

Parent County

1857--Montague County was created 24 December 1857 from Cooke County. County seat: Montague [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1873--Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in February 1873.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860849
18708904.8%
188011,2571,164.8%
189018,86367.6%
190024,80031.5%
191025,1231.3%
192022,200−11.6%
193019,159−13.7%
194020,4426.7%
195017,070−16.5%
196014,893−12.8%
197015,3262.9%
198017,41013.6%
199017,274−0.8%
200019,11710.7%










Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • History of Montague County, 1913, by Mrs. W. R. (Fannie Bellows) Potter, a history of Montague County, told through anecdotal accounts covering events that span from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History. Read the book online at archive.org.
  • Montague Texas History from The Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

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), Montague County, Texas. Page 670 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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