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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties M|Counties M]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Morris County'' <br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}  
 
{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties M|Counties M]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Morris County'' <br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}  
  
== County Courthouse ==
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== County Courthouse[http://www.co.morris.tx.us/ips/cms ] ==
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[http://www.co.morris.tx.us/ips/cms Morris County Courthouse]<br> 500 Broadnax Street<br> Daingerfield, Texas 75638-1315<br> Phone: 903.645.3911<br><br> County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage and probate records from 1875, land records<br> from 1849 and some delayed birth records; District<br> Clerk has divorce and court rec<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morris County, Texas. Page 700 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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The first courthouse was the first floor of the Odd Fellow Building locate at the corner of Broadnax and King Streets just North of the original "Town Square". The East Line and Red River Railroad crossed the Southern part of the College Plat Addition to Daingerfield in 1877.  
 
The first courthouse was the first floor of the Odd Fellow Building locate at the corner of Broadnax and King Streets just North of the original "Town Square". The East Line and Red River Railroad crossed the Southern part of the College Plat Addition to Daingerfield in 1877.  
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In 1881, a group of citizens purchased the present site of the courthouse and presented the lot to Morris County. Within a few years all of the businesses moved from the "Old Town" to the Southeast corner of the College Plat and the adjoining Hinnant Addition. Daingerfield was authorized to incorporate by an Act of the State Legislature in 1871. An election for incorporation was held in 1913 with a vote of 75 for incorporation and 64 against.  
 
In 1881, a group of citizens purchased the present site of the courthouse and presented the lot to Morris County. Within a few years all of the businesses moved from the "Old Town" to the Southeast corner of the College Plat and the adjoining Hinnant Addition. Daingerfield was authorized to incorporate by an Act of the State Legislature in 1871. An election for incorporation was held in 1913 with a vote of 75 for incorporation and 64 against.  
  
Morris County Courthouse 500 Broadnax Daingerfield, Texas 75638  
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Morris County Courthouse 500 Broadnax Daingerfield, Texas 75638
 
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Morris County; 500 Broadnax St; Daingerfield, TX 75638-1315; Ph. 903.645.3911 Details: (Co Clk has b &amp; d rec from 1903, m &amp; pro rec from 1875, land rec from 1849 &amp; some delayed b rec; Dis Clk has div &amp; ct rec)
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==

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County Courthouse[1]

Morris County Courthouse
500 Broadnax Street
Daingerfield, Texas 75638-1315
Phone: 903.645.3911

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and probate records from 1875, land records
from 1849 and some delayed birth records; District
Clerk has divorce and court rec[1]


The first courthouse was the first floor of the Odd Fellow Building locate at the corner of Broadnax and King Streets just North of the original "Town Square". The East Line and Red River Railroad crossed the Southern part of the College Plat Addition to Daingerfield in 1877.

In 1881, a group of citizens purchased the present site of the courthouse and presented the lot to Morris County. Within a few years all of the businesses moved from the "Old Town" to the Southeast corner of the College Plat and the adjoining Hinnant Addition. Daingerfield was authorized to incorporate by an Act of the State Legislature in 1871. An election for incorporation was held in 1913 with a vote of 75 for incorporation and 64 against.

Morris County Courthouse 500 Broadnax Daingerfield, Texas 75638

History

Morris County was probably named for William Wright Morris, a judge and planter from Henderson, Rusk County, Texas

Parent County

1875--Morris County was created 6 March 1875 from Titus County. County seat: Daingerfield [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Cason
  • Daingerfield
  • Jenkins
  • Lone Star
  • Naples
  • Omaha
  • Rocky Branch
  • Snow Hill
  • Wheatville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Area Attractions

Places of interest in and around Morris County:

Caddo Lake State Park 245 Park Road 2, Karnack, Texas 75661 903-679-3351
Caldwell Zoo 2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75702 903-593-0121
Ferrells Bridge Dam Lake O' The Pines Jefferson, Texas 75657 903-665-2336
Gardens of the American Rose Center 8877 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport, Louisiana 71119 318-938-5402
Farmstead Museum Pittsburg, Texas 75686 903-856-6614
Northeast Texas Children's Museum Hwy. 50 & Culver Street, Commerce, Texas 75429 903-886-6055
Sam Bell Maxey House 812 S. Church Street, Paris, Texas 75460 903-785-5716
Grand Saline Salt Museum 100 W. Garland Avenue, Grand Saline, Texas 75104 903-962-5631

Chamber of Commerce

  • Daingerfield Chamber of Commerce - 305 Scurry - Daingerfield, Texas 75638
  • Naples Chamber of Commerce - 101 W L Doc Dodson E - Naples, Texas 75568

Census

Cemeteries

(Transcriptions of the cemeteries are available online at the Morris County TXGenWeb site.)

  • Barfield
  • Barnard
  • Barrier
  • Bellheaven
  • Black Mountain
  • Blevins-Cason
  • Bradfield Chapel
  • Brown (Sheppard Place)
  • Center Vine
  • Cherry Family (Cherry Tree)
  • Chisum-Holloman
  • Clark
  • Clark-Ingram
  • Cockrell
  • Concord
  • County Line
  • Crossland Family
  • Curry Family
  • Daingerfield City
  • Dalby Homestead
  • Day (Hargiss/Day)
  • Gallaway
  • Griffis Family
  • Hall (Huff Hill)
  • Hall or Huff Family
  • Hargiss/Day
  • Hart Family
  • Hayes
  • Heard Family
  • Hervey
  • Huff Hill (Hall)
  • Iron Bluff
  • James 
  • Jim Jacobs
  • Jones Family
  • Leeves Chapel-Milner
  • Lewis Family
  • Liberty
  • Loving
  • Meadowview
  • Mitchell-Green-White
  • Richard Moore
  • Montgomery
  • Morning Star
  • Morris/Heard Family
  • Motley
  • Mt. Moriah
  • Naples
  • Old South Union
  • Omaha City
  • Our Lady of the Pines
  • Paradise
  • Peacock
  • Ragland
  • Reynolds
  • Rhodes, Old Daingerfield
  • Rice
  • Rivers
  • Robison
  • Rogers
  • Sheppard Place (Brown)
  • Slayton
  • Snow Hill
  • Spring Hill
  • Taylor Family
  • Vissering
  • Wheatville
  • White Oak
  • Whitecotton
  • Whitmore Memorial
  • Wilder

Churches

  • Antioch Baptist Church - Naples
  • Belle-Haven Addition Church of Christ - Omaha
  • Bethel Full Gospel Church - Naples
  • Church of Christ - Daingerfield
  • Church of Christ - Naples
  • Church On The Rock The Station - Daingerfield
  • Church-Christ Minister's Res - Daingerfield
  • Concord Missionary Baptist Church - Omaha
  • Dalton Missionary Baptist Church - Naples
  • Daniel's Chapel Community Church - Naples
  • Faith Temple Church of God - Daingerfield
  • Fellowship Baptist Church - Daingerfield
  • First Baptist Church - Daingerfield
  • First Baptist Church - Lone Star
  • First Baptist Church - Naples
  • First Baptist Church - Omaha
  • First United Methodist Church - Daingerfield
  • First United Methodist Church - Lone Star
  • First United Methodist Church - Naples
  • First United Pentecostal Church - Daingerfield
  • Gethsemane Baptist Church - Naples
  • Jehovah's Witnesses - Daingerfield
  • Jenkins First United Methodist - Daingerfield
  • Liberty Baptist Church - Naples
  • Lilley's Chapel Church of Christ - Lone Star
  • Lone Star Baptist Church - Lone Star
  • Methodist Church - Omaha
  • Mount Mitchell Church of Christ - Daingerfield
  • Mount Moriah Baptist Church - Daingerfield
  • Mount Moriah Baptist Church - Omaha
  • Mount Zion Cme Church - Daingerfield
  • New Hope Baptist Church - Daingerfield
  • Omaha First Baptist Church - Omaha
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church - Daingerfield
  • Our Lady of Fatima Fuqua - Daingerfield
  • Pleasant Hill Baptist Church - Naples
  • Restoration Family Worship Center - Naples
  • Robertson Temple Church of God in Christ - Omaha
  • Rock Street Church of Christ - Daingerfield
  • Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church - Naples
  • Shady Grove Baptist Church - Daingerfield
  • Shiloh Temple of Faith - Daingerfield - Naples
  • Southern Union Baptist Church - Daingerfield
  • Trinity Bethel of Daingerfield - Daingerfield
  • Union Chapel Baptist Church - Omaha
  • Veal Switch Missionary Baptist - Daingerfield
  • Victory Temple Pentecostal Church - Daingerfield
  • Wallick Chapel Christian Church - Daingerfield
  • Worship Center - Lone Star

Court

Funeral Homes

  • Alexander Funeral Home - Highway 67W - Naples
  • Johnson Funeral Home - 216Fred Street - Pittsburg
  • Nail-Haggard Funeral Home, Inc. - 400 Webb Street - Daingerfield
  • Reeder-Davis Funeral Home - 1213 Hanes Blvd. - Hugh Springs
  • Reeder-Davis-Schlinder Funeral Home, Inc. - 202 N. Main - Linden

Historical Markers

  • Caddo Trace
  • Site of Chapel Hill College
  • Concord Meeting House
  • W. T. and T. C. Connor Buildings
  • County Line Baptist Church and Cemetery
  • Cumberland Presbyterian Church
  • Daingerfield, C. S. A.
  • Iron Bluff Cemetery
  • Rev. Nathan S. Johnson
  • Richard Moore Cemetery
  • Morris County
  • Naples
  • Omaha
  • Site of Omaha School
  • Rocky Branch
  • Rogers Cemetery
  • Home of U. S. Senator Morris Sheppard
  • Snow Hill Baptist Church
  • Site of Old Spearman's Ferry
  • Spring Hill Primitive Baptist Church of Christ
  • James Thompson
  • Site of Valley View School
  • Ned Walker Home
  • Wheatville and Wheatville Cemetery

Hospitals

  • East Texas Medical Center Pittsburg - Pittsburg, Texas
  • Linden Municipal Hospital - Linden, Texas
  • Titus County Memorial Hospital - Mount Pleasant, Texas

Land

Landmarks

Local Histories

  • Concord Chronicles - History of Concord Baptist Church - 1857-2007 written by Janette Tigert Cook, Vicki Tigert Davis and Reggie Talley
  • List of Fugitives from Justice:  1891.--Part VII - Texas Adjutant General's Office "Compiled from reports of sheriffs received by the Adjutant General's Office."  from The Portal to Texas History.
  • Morris County Texas Cemeteries - Northern & Southern Sections - Published by Cass County Genealogical Society.  For information, write the Society at P. O. Box 880, Atlanta, Texas 75551-0880

Maps

Military

Newspapers

  • Cass County Sun - Linden
  • East Texas Journal - Mount Pleasant
  • Gilmer Mirror - Gilmer
  • La Tribuna - Mount Pleasant
  • Monitor - Naples
  • Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune - Mount Pleasant
  • Pittsburg Gazette - Pittsburg
  • The Bee - Daingerfield

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Morris County Historical Society - 507 E. Whiskey Still Road - Daingerfield, Texas 75638
  • Daingerfield Public Library - 207 Jefferson Street, Daingerfield, Texas 75638 - 903-645-2823
  • Naples Public Library - 101 Walnut Street, Naples, Texas 75568
  • Pittsburg Camp County Public Library - Pittsburg, Texas - 903-856-3302
  • Upshur County Library - Gilmer, Texas 75644 - 903-843-5001

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morris County, Texas. Page 700 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).