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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
The current Donley County courthouse, a Romanesque Revival design building,&nbsp; was opened in November 1891. The courthouse was restored in 2003. It is the oldest functioning courthouse in the Texas Panhandle and is a recorded Texas Historic Landmark. <ref>HistoricTexas.net: Donley County http://www3.historictexas.net/donley-county-texas</ref><br>  
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The current Donley County courthouse, a Romanesque Revival design building,&nbsp; was opened in November 1891. The courthouse was restored in 2003. It is the oldest functioning courthouse in the Texas Panhandle and is a recorded Texas Historic Landmark. <ref>HistoricTexas.net: Donley County http://www3.historictexas.net/donley-county-texas</ref><br>
  
Donley County Courthouse<br>300 S. Sully<br>Clarendon, TX 79226<br>County Clerk - Fay Vargas<br>PO Drawer U<br>Courthouse Annex<br>Clarendon, TX 79226<br>(806) 874-3436<br>FAX (806) 874-3351<br>[http://www.co.donley.tx.us/ips/cms/ Donley County Government website]
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Donley County Courthouse<br>300 S. Sully<br>Clarendon, TX 79226<br>County Clerk - Fay Vargas<br>PO Drawer U<br>Courthouse Annex<br>Clarendon, TX 79226<br>(806) 874-3436<br>FAX (806) 874-3351<br>[http://www.co.donley.tx.us/ips/cms/ Donley County Government website]  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Donley County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1882.&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Donley County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcd10</ref> '''County seat:''' Clarendon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1876--'''Donley County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1882.&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Donley County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcd10</ref> '''County seat:''' Clarendon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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''Donley County: Land O' Promise, ''1975, by Virginia Browder.<br>
 
''Donley County: Land O' Promise, ''1975, by Virginia Browder.<br>
  
[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcd10 Donley County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcd10 Donley County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb 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

The current Donley County courthouse, a Romanesque Revival design building,  was opened in November 1891. The courthouse was restored in 2003. It is the oldest functioning courthouse in the Texas Panhandle and is a recorded Texas Historic Landmark. [1]

Donley County Courthouse
300 S. Sully
Clarendon, TX 79226
County Clerk - Fay Vargas
PO Drawer U
Courthouse Annex
Clarendon, TX 79226
(806) 874-3436
FAX (806) 874-3351
Donley County Government website

History

Originally named Wegefarth County and organized in 1882, the county was renamed Donley.

Parent County

1876--Donley County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1882. [2] County seat: Clarendon [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Clarendon | Hedley | Howardwick | Lelia Lake

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Donley County: Land O' Promise, 1975, by Virginia Browder.

Donley County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.

Military

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. HistoricTexas.net: Donley County http://www3.historictexas.net/donley-county-texas
  2. Handbook of Texas Online: Donley County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcd10
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).