Camp County, Texas Genealogy

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

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Camp County, Texas
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Founded April 6, 1874
County Seat Pittsburg
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County Courthouse

Camp County Courthouse
126 Church Street
Pittsburg, Texas 75686
Phone: 903.856.2731

County Clerk has birth and death records from
1903, marriage, probate and court records from
1874 and land records from 1854[1]

History

The first settlement was in 1854 at Pittsburg.

Parent County

1874--Camp County was created 6 April 1874 from Upshur County. County seat: Pittsburg [2]

The county was named for John Lafayette Camp, political leader. John Lafayette Camp, soldier and political leader, was born on February 20, 1828, near Birmingham, Alabama, the son of John Lay and Elizabeth (Brown) Camp.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Town and Cities:  | Leesburg | Newsom | Pittsburg | Rocky Mound |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • The Camp County Story, 1974, by Artemesia L. B. Spencer.
  • Camp County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Societies and Libraries

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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Camp County, Texas. Page 660 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).