Sherman County, Texas Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(added history intro)
(add probate intro)
Line 119: Line 119:
==== Probate  ====
==== Probate  ====
{{TX Probate Intro}}
*[ Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]  ~  (subscription)
*[ Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]  ~  (subscription)
==== Taxation  ====
==== Taxation  ====

Revision as of 19:56, 27 March 2013

United States go to Texas go to Counties S go to Sherman County

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Texas
Online Records

Sherman County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Sherman County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Stratford
Adopt-a-wiki page
Hiddenancestorslogo.JPG This page adopted by:
Hidden Ancestors
who welcome you to contribute.
Adopt a page today


County Courthouse

Sherman County Courthouse
701 N 3rd; PO Box 270
Stratford, TX 79084
Phone: 806.396.2371 

County Clerk has birth, death, probate and court 
records court records from 1903, marriage and land 
records from 1901, burial records from 1895, divorce
records from 1914 and commission court minutes
from 1889[1]


Parent County

1876--Sherman County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Stratford [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




1890 Sherman County Census  ~  statistics only

1900 Federal Census ~ transcription




Original Land Owners of Texas

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Sherman County, Texas Genealogy. 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.

God, Grass & Grit : History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. I
compiled and edited by Marylou McDaniel
(Hereford, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1971)

God, Grass & Grit : History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. II
compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert
(Seagraves, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1975)

God, Grass & Grit : History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. III
compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert Harkins
(Mt. Vernon, Ind.: Windmill Publications, 2000)

Ask your local library about borrowing these books through interlibrary loan, or contact:
Sherman County Depot Museum
Hwy 54 & Main
Stratford, TX 79084
(806) 396-2852

Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors






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.


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Sherman County Public Library
719 N Main
Stratford, TX 79084
Phone: (806) 366-2200

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

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sherman County, Texas. Page 673 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).