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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Tom Green County has had four courthouses and two county seats.&nbsp; When the county was first organized, the town of Ben Flickin was chosen as the county seat.&nbsp; After the town was destroyed by a flood in 1882, the county seat was moved to the larger and more centrally located San Angelo, where the second Tom Green Courthouse was completed in 1884.<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Tom Green County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hct07</ref> The current courthouse was built in 1928.<br>
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Tom Green County has had four courthouses and two county seats.&nbsp; When the county was first organized, the town of Ben Flickin was chosen as the county seat.&nbsp; After the town was destroyed by a flood in 1882, the county seat was moved to the larger and more centrally located San Angelo, where the second Tom Green Courthouse was completed in 1884.<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Tom Green County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hct07</ref> The current courthouse was built in 1928.<br>  
  
 
Tom Green County Courthouse<br>124 W. Beauregard<br>San Angelo, TX 76905-5835  
 
Tom Green County Courthouse<br>124 W. Beauregard<br>San Angelo, TX 76905-5835  
  
 
[http://www.co.tom-green.tx.us/ips/cms/ Tom Green County Government website]  
 
[http://www.co.tom-green.tx.us/ips/cms/ Tom Green County Government website]  
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[http://www.co.tom-green.tx.us/ips/cms Tom Green County Courthouse]<br> 124 West Beauregard Avenue<br> San Angelo, Texas 76903-5850 <br>Phone: 915.659.6553<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage, probate and court records from 1875 and<br> land records from 1860<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tom Green County, Texas. Page 674 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Ben Flickin | Carlsbad | Christoval | Grape Creek | Knickerbocker | Mereta | San Angelo | Tankersley | Vancourt | Veribest | Wall | Water Valley<br>
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Ben Flickin | Carlsbad | Christoval | Grape Creek | Knickerbocker | Mereta | San Angelo | Tankersley | Vancourt | Veribest | Wall | Water Valley<br>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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**''Belvedere Memorial Park Cemetery'' book, 1993, 110 pages including index.  
 
**''Belvedere Memorial Park Cemetery'' book, 1993, 110 pages including index.  
 
**''Calvary Catholic Cemetery'' book, 49 pages including an index.  
 
**''Calvary Catholic Cemetery'' book, 49 pages including an index.  
**''Fairmount Cemetery'' book, 2001, 710 pages including surname index.
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**''Fairmount Cemetery'' book, 2001, 710 pages including surname index.  
 
*[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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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*''The History of Tom Green County, Texas,'' 1931 by Julia Grace Bitner.<br>
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*''The History of Tom Green County, Texas,'' 1931 by Julia Grace Bitner.<br>  
 
*''No Country For Dull Men, Excerpts from the San Angelo Standard, 1884-1885, ''published by the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, 2010. 327 pages including name and subject index, 1880 images of San Angelo, area maps, and 1880 plot maps of San Angelo, Midland and Sherwood, Texas. Available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsaghs/books/books.htm San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society]  
 
*''No Country For Dull Men, Excerpts from the San Angelo Standard, 1884-1885, ''published by the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, 2010. 327 pages including name and subject index, 1880 images of San Angelo, area maps, and 1880 plot maps of San Angelo, Midland and Sherwood, Texas. Available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsaghs/books/books.htm San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society]  
 
*''1890 Records of Tom Green County, Texas,'' Includes the 1890 tax list (property by residents living outside Tom Green County, unrendered property, railroads), marriages for the year 1890, probate records for the year 1890, plus the 1890 census of servicemen and widows. Published by the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, 1990, 161 pages including index. Available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsaghs/books/books.htm San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society]  
 
*''1890 Records of Tom Green County, Texas,'' Includes the 1890 tax list (property by residents living outside Tom Green County, unrendered property, railroads), marriages for the year 1890, probate records for the year 1890, plus the 1890 census of servicemen and widows. Published by the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, 1990, 161 pages including index. Available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsaghs/books/books.htm San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society]  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hct07 Tom Green County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hct07 Tom Green County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>  
 
*[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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*[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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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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  ==
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*Tom Green County Library System<br>113 W Beauregard Ave<br>San Angelo, TX 76903<br>Phone: (325) 655-7321<br>[http://www.tgclibrary.com/ Website]
 
*Tom Green County Library System<br>113 W Beauregard Ave<br>San Angelo, TX 76903<br>Phone: (325) 655-7321<br>[http://www.tgclibrary.com/ Website]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[San Angelo Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
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== References  ==
 
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Tom Green County has had four courthouses and two county seats.  When the county was first organized, the town of Ben Flickin was chosen as the county seat.  After the town was destroyed by a flood in 1882, the county seat was moved to the larger and more centrally located San Angelo, where the second Tom Green Courthouse was completed in 1884.[1] The current courthouse was built in 1928.

Tom Green County Courthouse
124 W. Beauregard
San Angelo, TX 76905-5835

Tom Green County Government website

Tom Green County Courthouse
124 West Beauregard Avenue
San Angelo, Texas 76903-5850
Phone: 915.659.6553

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate and court records from 1875 and
land records from 1860[2]

History

The original Tom Green County extended to the Pecos River and covered 12,500 square miles. Twelve other counties have been created from this area. The first white settler arrived in 1864. Ben Ficklin was almost washed away in 1882.

Parent County

1874--Tom Green County was created 13 March 1874 from Bexar Land District. County seat: San Angelo [3]

Boundary Changes

1876 -- When Tom Green County was created in 1874, the county had no northern boundary. On 21 August 1876, a northern boundary was created - drawn from the northwest corner of Runnels County to the New Mexico state line and cutting off territory for 54 counties to the north of Tom Green County.

Record Loss

1882 -- Ben Flicken, then the county seat, was destroyed by flood.

1886 -- The second floor of the Tom Green County Courthouse caught fire on June 28, 1886, possibly from mice eating matches.  The fire started in the office of the Clerk of District Courts.  Many of the records in the clerk's office were destroyed. [4]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Ben Flickin | Carlsbad | Christoval | Grape Creek | Knickerbocker | Mereta | San Angelo | Tankersley | Vancourt | Veribest | Wall | Water Valley

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • The History of Tom Green County, Texas, 1931 by Julia Grace Bitner.
  • No Country For Dull Men, Excerpts from the San Angelo Standard, 1884-1885, published by the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, 2010. 327 pages including name and subject index, 1880 images of San Angelo, area maps, and 1880 plot maps of San Angelo, Midland and Sherwood, Texas. Available from the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society
  • 1890 Records of Tom Green County, Texas, Includes the 1890 tax list (property by residents living outside Tom Green County, unrendered property, railroads), marriages for the year 1890, probate records for the year 1890, plus the 1890 census of servicemen and widows. Published by the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, 1990, 161 pages including index. Available from the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society
  • Tom Green County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Societies

  • San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society
    P.O. Box 3453
    San Angelo, TX 76902-3453   website
  • Tom Green County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 5602
    San Angelo, TX 76903 website
  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Libraries

  • Tom Green County Library System
    113 W Beauregard Ave
    San Angelo, TX 76903
    Phone: (325) 655-7321
    Website

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handbook of Texas Online: Tom Green County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hct07
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tom Green County, Texas. Page 674 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. GenDisasters.com San Angelo, TX Tom Green County Courthouse Fire, Jun 1886 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17830/san-angelo-tx-tom-green-county-courthouse-fire-jun-1886