Stonewall County, Texas

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STONEWALL COUNTY COURTHOUSE BURNS
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Loss of Four to Five Thousand Dollars None of Which is Covered by Insurance.
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Special to the Star - Telegram.
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ASPERMONT, Tex., Aug. 9. - Stonewall county courthouse, a two-story frame structure, burned this morning at 2 o'clock, entailling a loss of $4,000 to $5,000 to the county. All records of the county judge, sheriff and tax collector, and most of the surveyor's records were burned. No insurance was carried on the building or contents. The origin of the fire is unknown, but is supposed to have caught from the upper story, where the commissioners' court had been in session the previous day.
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The Fort Worth Star - Telegram, Fort Worth, TX, 9 Aug 1910
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source: [http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7568/aspermont-tx-courthouse-fire-aug-1910 ''gendisasters.com'']
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==

Revision as of 05:33, 24 November 2008

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Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1876--Stonewall County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Aspermont [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

STONEWALL COUNTY COURTHOUSE BURNS

Loss of Four to Five Thousand Dollars None of Which is Covered by Insurance.

Special to the Star - Telegram.

ASPERMONT, Tex., Aug. 9. - Stonewall county courthouse, a two-story frame structure, burned this morning at 2 o'clock, entailling a loss of $4,000 to $5,000 to the county. All records of the county judge, sheriff and tax collector, and most of the surveyor's records were burned. No insurance was carried on the building or contents. The origin of the fire is unknown, but is supposed to have caught from the upper story, where the commissioners' court had been in session the previous day.

The Fort Worth Star - Telegram, Fort Worth, TX, 9 Aug 1910

source: gendisasters.com

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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