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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/courthouse.htm Crosby County Courthouse]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/courthouse.htm Crosby County Courthouse]  
 
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1876--'''Crosby County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seats:''' Estacado 1886-1890; Emma 1890-1910; Crosbyton 1910-present. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref>Crosby County Courthouse Historical Marker Text, located at the Courthouse.  Marker erected 1966.</ref>  
 
'''1876--'''Crosby County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seats:''' Estacado 1886-1890; Emma 1890-1910; Crosbyton 1910-present. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref>Crosby County Courthouse Historical Marker Text, located at the Courthouse.  Marker erected 1966.</ref>  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/records/courthouse.html Three County Seats During History of County]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/community/cone.html Cone] | [http://www.cityofcrosbyton.org/site/ Crosbyton] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrk02 Kalgary] | [http://www.cityoflorenzo.org/ Lorenzo] | [http://www.cityofralls.org/ Ralls]<br>
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/community/cone.html Cone] | [http://www.cityofcrosbyton.org/site/ Crosbyton] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrk02 Kalgary] | [http://www.cityoflorenzo.org/ Lorenzo] | [http://www.cityofralls.org/ Ralls]  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Bibliographies  ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/books.htm Book References]
 
 
 
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==== Early Day Burials  ====
 
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemeteries.htm#lonely Lost and Lonely Grave]
 
  
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemeteries.htm#goathead Goat Head Hill Cemetery]
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===== Early Day Burials  =====
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemeteries.htm#lonely Lost and Lonely Grave]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemeteries.htm#goathead Goat Head Hill Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemeteries.htm#indian Indian Burials]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemeteries.htm#indian Indian Burials]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemeteries.htm#Military Military Graves]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemeteries.htm#Military Military Graves]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemeteries.htm#Rock Historic Rock House Cemete]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cemeteries.htm#Rock Historic Rock House Cemete]
  
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===== Early Cemeteries  =====
 
 
==== Early Cemeteries  ====
 
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cone/cemetery.htm Cone Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/cone/cemetery.htm Cone Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/estacado/map.htm Estacado Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/estacado/map.htm Estacado Cemetery]
  
==== City Cemeteries  ====
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===== City Cemeteries  =====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/crosbyton/cemetery.htm Crosbyton Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/crosbyton/cemetery.htm Crosbyton Cemetery]  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/records/courthouse.html Three County Seats During History of County]
 
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*''A History of Crosby County 1876-1977'', A collection of historical sketches and family histories composed by County Residents; compiled by the staff of the Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum under the supervision and with the cooperation of the Crosby County Historical Commission, 1978. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91041/m1 Read the book online] at The Portal to Texas History.<br>
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*''A History of Crosby County 1876-1977'', A collection of historical sketches and family histories composed by County Residents; compiled by the staff of the Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum under the supervision and with the cooperation of the Crosby County Historical Commission, 1978. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91041/m1 Read the book online] at The Portal to Texas History.  
*''Through the Years: A History of Crosby County,'' 1952, by Nellie Witt Spikes and Temple Ann Ellis.
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*''Through the Years: A History of Crosby County,'' 1952, by Nellie Witt Spikes and Temple Ann Ellis.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/books.htm Book References]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/maps.htm Crosby County Map]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcrosby/maps.htm Crosby County Map]  
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====

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County Courthouse

Crosby County Courthouse

History

The first permanent settler arrived in 1877.

Parent County

1876--Crosby County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seats: Estacado 1886-1890; Emma 1890-1910; Crosbyton 1910-present. [1][2]

Three County Seats During History of County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1889--Crosby County Courthouse in Estacado caught fire on October 9, 1889 and destroyed the judges', treasurer's and county clerk's offices.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cone | Crosbyton | Kalgary | Lorenzo | Ralls

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Early Day Burials
Early Cemeteries
City Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • A History of Crosby County 1876-1977, A collection of historical sketches and family histories composed by County Residents; compiled by the staff of the Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum under the supervision and with the cooperation of the Crosby County Historical Commission, 1978. Read the book online at The Portal to Texas History.
  • Through the Years: A History of Crosby County, 1952, by Nellie Witt Spikes and Temple Ann Ellis.
  • Book References

Maps

Military

Crosby County Military Records

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Crosby County Courthouse Historical Marker Text, located at the Courthouse. Marker erected 1966.
  3. GenDisasters.com - Estacado, TX Crosby County Courthouse Fire, Oct 1889 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17667/estacado-tx-crosby-county-courthouse-fire-oct-1889