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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties T|Counties T]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Tom Green County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Tom Green County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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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>
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Tom Green County Courthouse<br>124 W. Beauregard<br>San Angelo, TX 76905-5835
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[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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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'''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  ====
 
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'''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.&nbsp; The fire started in the office of the Clerk of District Courts.&nbsp; Many of the records in the clerk's office were destroyed. <ref>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</ref>  
 
'''1886''' -- The second floor of the Tom Green County Courthouse caught fire on June 28, 1886, possibly from mice eating matches.&nbsp; The fire started in the office of the Clerk of District Courts.&nbsp; Many of the records in the clerk's office were destroyed. <ref>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</ref>  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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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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== Resources  ==
 
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==== African American ====
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==== African American ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm AfriGeneas] ~&nbsp; African Ancestor Genealogy
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm AfriGeneas] ~&nbsp; African Ancestor Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/tomgreen/cemeteries.htm Tom Green&nbsp; County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/tomgreen/cemeteries.htm Tom Green County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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*Cemetery Books available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsaghs/books/books.htm San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society]:
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**''Belvedere Memorial Park Cemetery'' book, 1993, 110 pages including index.
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**''Calvary Catholic Cemetery'' book, 49 pages including an 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  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[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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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*''The History of Tom Green County, Texas,'' 1931 by Julia Grace Bitner.<br>
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*''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]
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*''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]
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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
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/tomgreen/maps.htm Texas Formation Maps 1834-1931]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/tomgreen/maps.htm Texas Formation Maps 1834-1931]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/tomgreen/maps.htm Texas Census Maps&nbsp; 1836-1930&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/tomgreen/maps.htm Texas Census Maps&nbsp; 1836-1930&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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==== Military  ====
 
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/tomgreen/campsforts.htm Camps and Forts of Tom Green County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/tomgreen/campsforts.htm Camps and Forts of Tom Green County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[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|Tom Green}}
  
 
*[http://www.texaswest.com/index.shtml San Angelo Standard Times]  
 
*[http://www.texaswest.com/index.shtml San Angelo Standard Times]  
*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/refserv/per_micro/cah/ti/ChristovalObserver665.html Christoval Observer]
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*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/refserv/per_micro/cah/ti/ChristovalObserver665.html Christoval Observer]  
*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/refserv/per_micro/cah/ti/SanAngeloEnterprise2402.html San Angelo Enterprise]
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*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/refserv/per_micro/cah/ti/SanAngeloEnterprise2402.html San Angelo Enterprise]  
 
*[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)  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/tomgreen/obits.htm Tom Green County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/tomgreen/obits.htm Tom Green County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[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://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  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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*San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society <br>P.O. Box 3453<br>San Angelo, TX 76902-3453&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsagh website]  
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*San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society <br>P.O. Box 3453<br>San Angelo, TX 76902-3453&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsagh website]
  
*Tom Green County Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 5602 <br>San Angelo, TX 76903 [http://www.tomgreencountyhistoricalsociety.com/ website]  
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*Tom Green County Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 5602 <br>San Angelo, TX 76903 [http://www.tomgreencountyhistoricalsociety.com/ 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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*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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[San Angelo Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/tomgreen/index.htm Tom Green County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/tomgreen/index.htm Tom Green County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/tomgreen/tomgtoc.htm Tom Green County&nbsp; Archives&nbsp;]~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/tomgreen/tomgtoc.htm Tom Green County&nbsp; Archives&nbsp;]~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this 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 Tom Green County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

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

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The Family History Library Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Tom Green 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.

  • 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

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Tom Green 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

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or ordered electronically online


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