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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Gaines County Courthouse
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Gaines County Courthouse  
  
P. O. Box 847
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P. O. Box 847  
  
101 South Main
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101 South Main  
  
Seminole, Texas 79360
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Seminole, Texas 79360  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
*Ashmore
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*Ashmore  
*Bessie
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*Bessie  
*Caput
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*Caput  
*Denver City (Mostly in Yoakum County)
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*Denver City (Mostly in Yoakum County)  
*Higginbotham
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*Higginbotham  
*Loop
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*Loop  
*Seagraves
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*Seagraves  
*Seminole - County Seat
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*Seminole - County Seat  
*Wasson
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*Wasson  
 
*White City
 
*White City
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*Loop Cemetery, Loop, Texas
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*Loop Cemetery, Loop, Texas  
*Seagraves Cemetery, Seagraves, Texas
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*Seagraves Cemetery, Seagraves, Texas  
*Gaines County Memorial Cemetery, Seminole, Texas
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*Gaines County Memorial Cemetery, Seminole, Texas  
*Seminole Gaines County Cemetery (South), Seminole, Texas
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*Seminole Gaines County Cemetery (South), Seminole, Texas  
 
*Webb Cemetery
 
*Webb Cemetery
  
==== Churches ====
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==== Churches ====
  
*Ashmore Baptist Church - Loop
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*Ashmore Baptist Church - Loop  
*Loop Baptist Church - Loop
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*Loop Baptist Church - Loop  
*Loop Church of Christ - Loop
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*Loop Church of Christ - Loop  
*Apostolic Assembly - Seagraves
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*Apostolic Assembly - Seagraves  
*Church of Christ - Seagraves 
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*Church of Christ - Seagraves   
*Church of the Nazarene - Seagraves
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*Church of the Nazarene - Seagraves  
*First Assembly of God - Seagraves
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*First Assembly of God - Seagraves  
*First Baptist Church - Seagraves
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*First Baptist Church - Seagraves  
*First United Methodist Church - Seagraves
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*First United Methodist Church - Seagraves  
*Mt. Olive Baptist Church - Seagraves
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*Mt. Olive Baptist Church - Seagraves  
*St. Paul's Catholic Church - Seagraves
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*St. Paul's Catholic Church - Seagraves  
*Sendero Pathway Assembly of God - Seagraves
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*Sendero Pathway Assembly of God - Seagraves  
*Temple Baptist Chruch - Seagraves
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*Temple Baptist Chruch - Seagraves  
*Templo Bautista Getsemani - Segraves
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*Templo Bautista Getsemani - Segraves  
*Agape Church - Seminole
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*Agape Church - Seminole  
*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Seminole
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*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Seminole  
*Family Harvest Church - Seminole
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*Family Harvest Church - Seminole  
*Fifth Street Church of Christ - Seminole
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*Fifth Street Church of Christ - Seminole  
*First Assembly of God - Seminole
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*First Assembly of God - Seminole  
*First Baptist Church of Seminole - Seminole
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*First Baptist Church of Seminole - Seminole  
*First Methodist Church - Seminole
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*First Methodist Church - Seminole  
*First Presbyterian Church - Seminole
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*First Presbyterian Church - Seminole  
*First United Methodist Church - Seminole
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*First United Methodist Church - Seminole  
*German Church of God - Seminole 
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*German Church of God - Seminole   
*Gospel Mennonite Church - Seminole
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*Gospel Mennonite Church - Seminole  
*Sommerfeld Mennonite Church - Seminole
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*Sommerfeld Mennonite Church - Seminole  
*South Seminole Baptist Church - Seminole
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*South Seminole Baptist Church - Seminole  
*St. James Catholic Church - Seminole
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*St. James Catholic Church - Seminole  
 
*West Side Church of Christ - Seminole
 
*West Side Church of Christ - Seminole
  
 
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<br>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Funeral Homes ====
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==== Funeral Homes ====
  
*Boyer Funeral Home - Seminole
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*Boyer Funeral Home - Seminole  
*Connally Funeral Home - Seagraves
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*Connally Funeral Home - Seagraves  
*Head Family Funeral Home - Seagraves
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*Head Family Funeral Home - Seagraves  
*Mark A. Jones Funeral Home - Seagraves
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*Mark A. Jones Funeral Home - Seagraves  
*Ratliff Funeral Home - Seminole
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*Ratliff Funeral Home - Seminole  
 
*Singleton Funeral Home - Seminole
 
*Singleton Funeral Home - Seminole
  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Military/WWI_Draft_A_L.htm World War I Draft Registrations (A-L)] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Military/WWI_Draft_A_L.htm World War I Draft Registrations (A-L)] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Military/WWI_Draft_M_Z.htm World War I Draft Registrations (M-Z)] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Military/WWI_Draft_M_Z.htm World War I Draft Registrations (M-Z)] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Military/WWII_Enlistment_Index.htm World War II Enlistment Records] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Military/WWII_Enlistment_Index.htm World War II Enlistment Records] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Military/Korean_War.htm Korean War Dead] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Military/Korean_War.htm Korean War Dead] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.seminolesentinel.com/ Seminole Sentinel]
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[http://www.seminolesentinel.com/ Seminole Sentinel]  
  
These newspapers are not in Gaines County but contain news about its residents:
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These newspapers are not in Gaines County but contain news about its residents:  
  
[http://www.brownfieldonline.com/ The Brownfield News]
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[http://www.brownfieldonline.com/ The Brownfield News]  
  
[http://lubbockonline.com/ Lubbock Avalanche-Journal]
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[http://lubbockonline.com/ Lubbock Avalanche-Journal]  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Births/birth_index.htm Gaines County Births 1905-1933] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Deaths/Death_Index.htm Gaines County Deaths 1910-1974] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Divorces/00Divorce_Index.htm Gaines County Divorces 1968-1978] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.
 
*[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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.permiangen.com/ Permian Basin Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsgs/ Texas State Genealogical Society]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

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County Courthouse

Gaines County Courthouse

P. O. Box 847

101 South Main

Seminole, Texas 79360

History

Parent County

1876--Gaines County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Seminole [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Ashmore
  • Bessie
  • Caput
  • Denver City (Mostly in Yoakum County)
  • Higginbotham
  • Loop
  • Seagraves
  • Seminole - County Seat
  • Wasson
  • White City

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Loop Cemetery, Loop, Texas
  • Seagraves Cemetery, Seagraves, Texas
  • Gaines County Memorial Cemetery, Seminole, Texas
  • Seminole Gaines County Cemetery (South), Seminole, Texas
  • Webb Cemetery

Churches

  • Ashmore Baptist Church - Loop
  • Loop Baptist Church - Loop
  • Loop Church of Christ - Loop
  • Apostolic Assembly - Seagraves
  • Church of Christ - Seagraves 
  • Church of the Nazarene - Seagraves
  • First Assembly of God - Seagraves
  • First Baptist Church - Seagraves
  • First United Methodist Church - Seagraves
  • Mt. Olive Baptist Church - Seagraves
  • St. Paul's Catholic Church - Seagraves
  • Sendero Pathway Assembly of God - Seagraves
  • Temple Baptist Chruch - Seagraves
  • Templo Bautista Getsemani - Segraves
  • Agape Church - Seminole
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Seminole
  • Family Harvest Church - Seminole
  • Fifth Street Church of Christ - Seminole
  • First Assembly of God - Seminole
  • First Baptist Church of Seminole - Seminole
  • First Methodist Church - Seminole
  • First Presbyterian Church - Seminole
  • First United Methodist Church - Seminole
  • German Church of God - Seminole 
  • Gospel Mennonite Church - Seminole
  • Sommerfeld Mennonite Church - Seminole
  • South Seminole Baptist Church - Seminole
  • St. James Catholic Church - Seminole
  • West Side Church of Christ - Seminole


Court

Funeral Homes

  • Boyer Funeral Home - Seminole
  • Connally Funeral Home - Seagraves
  • Head Family Funeral Home - Seagraves
  • Mark A. Jones Funeral Home - Seagraves
  • Ratliff Funeral Home - Seminole
  • Singleton Funeral Home - Seminole

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Military

World War I Draft Registrations (A-L) - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site

World War I Draft Registrations (M-Z) - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site

World War II Enlistment Records - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site

Korean War Dead - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site

Newspapers

Seminole Sentinel

These newspapers are not in Gaines County but contain news about its residents:

The Brownfield News

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).