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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties K|Counties K]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Kimble County'' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties K|Counties K]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Kimble County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Kimble County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Kimble County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| founded date = January 22
 
| seat wl = Junction
 
| seat wl = Junction
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
 
[http://www.co.kimble.tx.us/ips/cms Kimble County Courthouse]<br> 501 Main Street Courthouse<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347294886253_5" /><br> Junction, TX 76849-4763<br> Phone: 915.446.3353 <br>  
 
[http://www.co.kimble.tx.us/ips/cms Kimble County Courthouse]<br> 501 Main Street Courthouse<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347294886253_5" /><br> Junction, TX 76849-4763<br> Phone: 915.446.3353 <br>  
  
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1900, <br>marriage, divorce, land and court records from 1884, <br>probate records&nbsp;from early 1900’s and military records<br> from 1915<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kimble County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1900, marriage, divorce, land and court records from 1884, probate records&nbsp;from early 1900’s and military records from 1915<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kimble County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''County and District Clerk'''
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County Courthouse - 501 Main<br>Junction 76849<br>Phone: 325-446-3353<br>
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When Kimble County was organized in 1876, Kimbleville was chosen as the county seat. A year later, Junction (first called Denman, and then Junction City) became the county seat. Three courthouses have been built in Junction. The first, built in 1878, burned in 1884. The second, built in 1885, burned in 1888, but was rebuilt and used until 1929, when the third and current courthouse was built.<ref>Kimble County Courthouses - at historictexas.net http://www3.historictexas.net/kimble-county/kimble-county-courthouses</ref>
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==== Kimble County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate |Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1884
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1870
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1884
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1884
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1858--'''Kimble County was created 22 January 1858 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Junction <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1858--'''Kimble County was created 22 January 1858 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Junction <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1884 --''' The first Kimble County Courthouse burned on April 22, 1884. All records were destroyed. <ref>Junction, TX Kimble County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1884 - at gendisasters.com http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/21497/junction-tx-kimble-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1884</ref><ref>Kimble County Courthouses - at historictexas.net http://www3.historictexas.net/kimble-county/kimble-county-courthouses</ref>
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'''1888 -- '''The second Kimble County Courthouse burned on June 2, 1888. The inside of the building was gutted, but the walls remained standing. The courthouse was rebuilt.&nbsp; Most of the records were saved. Some were damaged and had to be recopied. <ref>Kimble County Courthouses - at historictexas.net http://www3.historictexas.net/kimble-county/kimble-county-courthouses</ref><ref>Junction, TX Kimble County Courthouse Fire, Jun 1888 at GenDisasters.com http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/21498/junction-tx-kimble-county-courthouse-fire-jun-1888</ref>
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Kimble, Junction|place|disp=Junction}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Cleo | Junction - county seat | Noxville | Roosevelt
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Edwards County, Texas|Edwards]]  
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[[Edwards County, Texas Genealogy|Edwards]] {{•}} [[Gillespie County, Texas Genealogy|Gillespie]] {{•}} [[Kerr County, Texas Genealogy|Kerr]] {{•}} [[Mason County, Texas Genealogy|Mason]] {{•}} [[Menard County, Texas Genealogy|Menard]] {{•}} [[Schleicher County, Texas Genealogy|Schleicher]] {{•}} [[Sutton County, Texas Genealogy|Sutton]]  
*[[Gillespie County, Texas|Gillespie]]  
 
*[[Kerr County, Texas|Kerr]]  
 
*[[Mason County, Texas|Mason]]  
 
*[[Menard County, Texas|Menard]]  
 
*[[Schleicher County, Texas|Schleicher]]  
 
*[[Sutton County, Texas|Sutton]]
 
  
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<center>{{TXKIMBLE County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txkimble/cemetery/Cemeteries.html Kimble County Cemeteries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/kimble/cems.htm Kimble County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2665 Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2653 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Kimble+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://texascemeteries.org/kimble/kimble-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries - Kimble Co.]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Kimble/ListKimble.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txkimble/cemetery/Cemeteries.html Kimble County Cemeteries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/kimble/cems.tm Kimble County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://texascemeteries.org/kimble/kimble-county-cemeteries Kimble County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~ TexasCemeteries.org. Maps, information, transcriptions
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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<br>[http://txgenweb2.org/txkimble/kcensus.html 1870 Kimble County Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txkimble/kcensus.html '''1870''' Kimble County Census] ~ TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txkimble/land/kimble.txt Kimble County Land Surveys]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txkimble/land/kimble.txt Kimble County Land Surveys]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kimble/land/kimble.txt Land Survey Abstract Indices Original Land Owners of TX]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kimble/land/kimble.txt Land Survey Abstract Indices Original Land Owners of TX]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
 
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txkimble/KCBiographies.html Kimble County Biographies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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{{TX County Histories}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txkimble/KCBiographies.html Kimble County Biographies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.9key.com/markers/county.asp?sort=title&county_name=Kimble Kimble County Historical Markers&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.9key.com/markers/county.asp?sort=title&county_name=Kimble Kimble County Historical Markers&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www3.historictexas.net/kimble-county/kimble-county-texas Kimble County History] - historictexas.net
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hck07 Kimble County History] - Handbook of Texas Online
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txkimble.jpg|400px|Txkimble.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*Kimble County Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1838-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kimble/military/vietnam.txt Kimble County Vietnam War Casualties&nbsp;] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====Civil War=====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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*Kimble County Confederate Pension Applications ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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=====Vietnam War=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kimble/military/vietnam.txt Kimble County Vietnam War Casualties] - USGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Kimble}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/kimble/obits4.htm Kimble County Obituaries L-R]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/kimble/obits4.htm Kimble County Obituaries L-R]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/kimble/obits5.htm Kimble County Obituaries S-Z]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/kimble/obits5.htm Kimble County Obituaries S-Z]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/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.
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===== Birth  =====
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/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.  
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index) - FamilySearch
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*'''1814-1909 and 1966-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973]- FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch. Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966-2005] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] - FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 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.  
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*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/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.
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968-2005] - Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Kimble County Library<br>208 N 10th St<br>Junction, TX 76849<br>Phone: (325) 446-2342<br>[http://www.kc-library.org/ Website]  
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/kimble/kimbtoc.htm Kimble County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/kimble/kimbtoc.htm Kimble County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txkimble/ Kimble County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txkimble/ Kimble County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[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.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
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Guide to Kimble County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Seat Junction
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County Information

County Courthouse

Kimble County Courthouse
501 Main Street Courthouse
Junction, TX 76849-4763
Phone: 915.446.3353

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1900, marriage, divorce, land and court records from 1884, probate records from early 1900’s and military records from 1915[1]

County and District Clerk

County Courthouse - 501 Main
Junction 76849
Phone: 325-446-3353

When Kimble County was organized in 1876, Kimbleville was chosen as the county seat. A year later, Junction (first called Denman, and then Junction City) became the county seat. Three courthouses have been built in Junction. The first, built in 1878, burned in 1884. The second, built in 1885, burned in 1888, but was rebuilt and used until 1929, when the third and current courthouse was built.[2]

Kimble County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1884 1870 1884 1884


History

Parent County

1858--Kimble County was created 22 January 1858 from Bexar Land District.

  • County seat: Junction [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1884 -- The first Kimble County Courthouse burned on April 22, 1884. All records were destroyed. [4][5]

1888 -- The second Kimble County Courthouse burned on June 2, 1888. The inside of the building was gutted, but the walls remained standing. The courthouse was rebuilt.  Most of the records were saved. Some were damaged and had to be recopied. [6][7]

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Cleo | Junction - county seat | Noxville | Roosevelt

Neighboring Counties

Edwards  • Gillespie  • Kerr  • Mason  • Menard  • Schleicher  • Sutton


Schleicher CountyMedard CountyMason CountyGillespie CountyKimble CountySutton CountyEdwards CountyKerr CountyTX KIMBLE.JPG

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Texas Cemeteries - Kimble Co.

Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18801,343
18902,24367.0%
19002,50311.6%
19103,26130.3%
19203,5819.8%
19304,11915.0%
19405,06422.9%
19504,619−8.8%
19603,943−14.6%
19703,904−1.0%
19804,0634.1%
19904,1221.5%
20004,4688.4%


Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Kimble County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
Vietnam War

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Kimble County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

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.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Kimble County Library
208 N 10th St
Junction, TX 76849
Telephone Number: 325-446-2342
Website

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

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Websites

  • Kimble County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Kimble County  ~  TXGenWeb
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  • FamilySearch Catalog The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kimble County, Texas. Page 668 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Kimble County Courthouses - at historictexas.net http://www3.historictexas.net/kimble-county/kimble-county-courthouses
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Junction, TX Kimble County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1884 - at gendisasters.com http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/21497/junction-tx-kimble-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1884
  5. Kimble County Courthouses - at historictexas.net http://www3.historictexas.net/kimble-county/kimble-county-courthouses
  6. Kimble County Courthouses - at historictexas.net http://www3.historictexas.net/kimble-county/kimble-county-courthouses
  7. Junction, TX Kimble County Courthouse Fire, Jun 1888 at GenDisasters.com http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/21498/junction-tx-kimble-county-courthouse-fire-jun-1888