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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties R|Counties R]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Red River County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Red River County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Courthouse <br> ==
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[http://www.co.red-river.tx.us/ips/cms Red River County Courthouse]<br>200 North Walnut Street<br>Clarksville, TX 75426<br>Phone: 903.427.2401&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1845, probate and land records<br>from 1835; District Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Red River  County, Texas. Page 672 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>&nbsp;
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Red River County has had five courthouses.&nbsp;<ref>HistoricTexas.net: Red River County http://www3.historictexas.net/red-river-county-texas</ref> The fifth and current courthouse was built in 1885.&nbsp; <br>
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[http://www.co.red-river.tx.us/ips/cms/ Red River County Government Website]<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--Red River County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. '''County seat:'''Clarksville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>'''  
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'''1836--'''Red River County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. LaGrange (now called Madras) was named temporary county seat in 1837, until Clarksville was selected as the county seat in 1838. <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Red River County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcr05</ref> County seat:'''Clarksville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>'''  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Red River County [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/maps/ border changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Annona | Avery | Bagwell | Bogata | Clarksville | Detroit | Deport (mostly in [[Lamar County, Texas|Lamar]] County) | English | Maple
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Titus County, Texas|Titus]]
 
*[[Titus County, Texas|Titus]]
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/cems/cemlist.html Red River County Cemetery Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; photos and transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/cems/cemlist.html Red River County Cemetery Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; photos and transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/redriverph.html Red River County Cemetery Photographs]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/redriverph.html Red River County Cemetery Photographs]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*''Burials, Cemetery and Death Records for Red River County, Texas,'' by Lawrence and Sue Dale.
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*''Index to burials in Red River County, Texas,'' by Lawrence and Sue Dale, has names, birth date and death date and cemetery where buried. [http://home.earthlink.net/~samples88/dale.html Available from the authors]
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*''Index to Cemeteries in Red River County, Texas,'' by Lawrence and Sue Dale, contains all 216 known cemeteries in the county and other names that they are known as, directions to get to them, GPS coordinates, total known burials in each, legal descriptions. [http://home.earthlink.net/~samples88/dale.html Available from the authors]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
  
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==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1850census/1850census.html 1850 Census]
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1860census/1860census.html 1860 Census]
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1870census/1870census.html 1870 Census]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp 1880 Census]
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1900census/1900census.html 1900&nbsp;Census]
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1930cen/1930cen.html 1930 Census Index]
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1890vets.html 1890 Union Veterans Census]
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/redriver/redrivtoc.htm Biographies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*''Gateway to Texas, History of Red River County,'' by Martha Sue Stroud.&nbsp; [http://www.red-river.net/stroud.htm Available from the author]
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*''Bible Records of Red River County, Texas Genealogical Members, Volume *'' Bible Records of the following families: Meyer, Lee, Turk, Myers, McCain, Low, Jones, McCuiston, Hall, Johnson, Pinson, Young, Strawn, Turner, Rose, Seale, Smith, Claiborne, Williams, Dyers, Strange, Benton and Hufford. Available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txrrcgs/ Red River County Texas Genealogical Society]<br>
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*''Reflections of Red River County 1830's-1890'' by Marion Butts. Available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txrrcgs/ Red River Co Genealogy Society]
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcr05 Red River County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/redriver/redrivtoc.htm Biographies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/sources.html Red River County Published Sources&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/sources.html Red River County Published Sources&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/rrmap.html Red River County Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/rrmap.html Red River County Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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==== Military  ====
 
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*''Civil War Dead buried in Red River County, Texas,'' by Lawrence and Sue Dale. Contains all notes from cemetery records, 374 individuals, most without formal Civil War markers. [http://home.earthlink.net/~samples88/dale.html Available from the authors]
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Red River}}
  
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*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online.
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=22139 {{nowrap|The Paris News}}] from 1925 that may include residents from Red River County.
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/redriver/redrivobi.htm Red River County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/redriver/redrivobi.htm Red River County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
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==== Probate  ====
 
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1838tax.html 1838 Tax List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1838tax.html 1838 Tax List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/willbooka.html Index to Wills Book A]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/willbookb.html Index to Wills Book B]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Red River County Public Library<br>307 N Walnut St<br>Clarksville, TX 75426<br>Phone: (903) 427-3991<br>[http://www.rrlibrary.org/ Website]
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Red River County Public Library<br>307 N Walnut St<br>Clarksville, TX 75426<br>Phone: (903) 427-3991<br>[http://www.rrlibrary.org/ Website]
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Red River County, TX Genealogical Society<br>P. O. Box 516<br>Clarksville, TX 75426-2720<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txrrcgs/ Website]  
  
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
  
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/redriver/redrivtoc.htm Red River County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/redriver/redrivtoc.htm Red River County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/ Red River County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/ Red River County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
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Guide to Red River County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Red River County Courthouse
200 North Walnut Street
Clarksville, TX 75426
Phone: 903.427.2401 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1845, probate and land records
from 1835; District Clerk has divorce and court records[1]
 

Red River County has had five courthouses. [2] The fifth and current courthouse was built in 1885. 

Red River County Government Website

  

History

Parent County

1836--Red River County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. LaGrange (now called Madras) was named temporary county seat in 1837, until Clarksville was selected as the county seat in 1838. [3] County seat:Clarksville [4]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Red River County border changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Annona | Avery | Bagwell | Bogata | Clarksville | Detroit | Deport (mostly in Lamar County) | English | Maple

Neighboring Counties


Resources

Cemeteries

Census


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Red River County, Texas. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Maps

Military

  • Civil War Dead buried in Red River County, Texas, by Lawrence and Sue Dale. Contains all notes from cemetery records, 374 individuals, most without formal Civil War markers. Available from the authors
  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Red River County, Texas newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Red River County Public Library
307 N Walnut St
Clarksville, TX 75426
Phone: (903) 427-3991
Website

Red River County, TX Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 516
Clarksville, TX 75426-2720
Website

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Red River County, Texas. Page 672 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Red River County http://www3.historictexas.net/red-river-county-texas
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Red River County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcr05
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).