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Contents

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

County Courthouse

500 Broadnax

Daingerfield, Texas 75638

History

Parent County

1875--Morris County was created 6 March 1875 from Titus County. County seat: Daingerfield [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 was probably named for William Wright Morris, a judge and planter from Henderson, Rusk County, Texas.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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

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


References

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

 

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