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{{Texas-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties K|Counties K]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Kent County'' {{Adoption TXGenWeb}}  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Kent County's first courthouse was built in Clairemont in 1893. It burned in 1955, a year after the county seat was moved to Jayton. The second (and present) courthouse opened in 1957.&nbsp; <br>  
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Kent County's first courthouse was built in Clairemont in 1893. It burned in 1955, a year after the county seat was moved to Jayton. The second (and present) courthouse opened in 1957.&nbsp; <br>
  
 
Kent County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Richard Craig Harrison<br>Deputy County Clerk - Stacy Burchett<br>P. O. Box 9<br>Jayton, TX 79528<br>Phone: 806-237-3881<br>Fax: 806-237-2632&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.co.kent.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/countyClerk.html fee schedule]<br>
 
Kent County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Richard Craig Harrison<br>Deputy County Clerk - Stacy Burchett<br>P. O. Box 9<br>Jayton, TX 79528<br>Phone: 806-237-3881<br>Fax: 806-237-2632&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.co.kent.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/countyClerk.html fee schedule]<br>
  
[http://www.co.kent.tx.us/ips/cms/ Kent County Government Website]
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[http://www.co.kent.tx.us/ips/cms/ Kent County Government Website]  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Kent County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar and Young Land Districts and organized in 1892. County seat: Clairemont (1892-1954); Jayton (1954-present). <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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Kent County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar and Young Land Districts and organized in 1892. County seat: Clairemont (1892-1954); Jayton (1954-present). <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1955'''--The Old Kent County Courthouse in Clairemont, built in 1893, was burned in April 1955.&nbsp; The building was vacant because the county seat moved to Jayton in 1954.&nbsp; No record loss. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Claremont, TX Kent County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1955 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7493/clairemont-tx-kent-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1955</ref>
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'''1955'''--The Old Kent County Courthouse in Clairemont, built in 1893, was burned in April 1955.&nbsp; The building was vacant because the county seat moved to Jayton in 1954.&nbsp; No record loss. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Claremont, TX Kent County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1955 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7493/clairemont-tx-kent-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1955</ref>  
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
====Cemeteries====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/cemeteries.html Kent County Cemeteries] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
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[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/cemeteries.html Kent County Cemeteries] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*''Kent County and Its People,'' 1983, by Jewell G. Pritchett and Erma B. Black.
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*''Kent County and Its People,'' 1983, by Jewell G. Pritchett and Erma B. Black.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hck05 Kent County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hck05 Kent County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>
  
 
==== 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 ====
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==== Military ====
[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/military.html Kent County Military Records] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
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[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/military.html Kent County Military Records] from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
  
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Kent|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Kent|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}

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This article is about a county in the state of Texas. For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation).

County Courthouse

Kent County's first courthouse was built in Clairemont in 1893. It burned in 1955, a year after the county seat was moved to Jayton. The second (and present) courthouse opened in 1957. 

Kent County Courthouse
County Clerk - Richard Craig Harrison
Deputy County Clerk - Stacy Burchett
P. O. Box 9
Jayton, TX 79528
Phone: 806-237-3881
Fax: 806-237-2632   fee schedule

Kent County Government Website

History

Parent County

Kent County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar and Young Land Districts and organized in 1892. County seat: Clairemont (1892-1954); Jayton (1954-present). [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1955--The Old Kent County Courthouse in Clairemont, built in 1893, was burned in April 1955.  The building was vacant because the county seat moved to Jayton in 1954.  No record loss. [2]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Clairemont | Clipper | Girard | Harmony | Jayton | Luzon | Polar

Populated Places from the Kent County TXGenweb site.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Kent County Cemeteries from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Kent County and Its People, 1983, by Jewell G. Pritchett and Erma B. Black.
  • Kent County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

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

Military

Kent County Military Records from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb 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).
  2. GenDisasters.com - Claremont, TX Kent County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1955 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7493/clairemont-tx-kent-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1955