Wood County, Texas Genealogy

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'''1850--'''Wood County was created 5 February 1850 from Van Zandt County. '''County seat:''' Quitman <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1850--'''Wood County was created 5 February 1850 from [[Van_Zandt_County,_Texas|Van Zandt]] County. '''County seat:''' Quitman <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 02:11, 12 December 2008

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Contents

County Courthouse

History

The area was originally Caddo Indian country. The first settler arrived in 1824, the first school opened in 1852 and the first newspaper was published in 1845.

Parent County

1850--Wood County was created 5 February 1850 from Van Zandt County. County seat: Quitman [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1878--Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in December 1878.

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).