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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties NO|Counties N,O]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Nolan County''<br>
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Guide to '''Nolan 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Nolan County
 
| county = Nolan County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
 
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| founded date = August 21
 
| founded date = August 21
 
| seat wl = Sweetwater
 
| seat wl = Sweetwater
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== County Information ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.co.nolan.tx.us/ips/cms Nolan County Courthouse]<br> 100 E 3rd Street; PO Box 98<br> Sweetwater, TX 79556-4511<br> Phone: 325-235-2462&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1900,<br>marriage records from 1881, probate records from 1884 <br>and land records from from 1889; District Clerk has&nbsp;divorce<br>records; County Justice of&nbsp;Peace has burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nolan County, Texas. Page 671 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''County Clerk'''
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100 East 3rd St. Ste 108<br>Sweetwater 79556<br>Phone: 325-235-2462<br>Fax: 325-235-4635
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'''District Clerk'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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100 East 3rd St. Ste 200<br>Sweetwater 79556<br>Phone: 325-235-2111<br>
  
[http://www.co.nolan.tx.us/ips/cms Nolan County Courthouse]<br> 100 E 3rd Street; PO Box 98<br> Sweetwater, TX 79556-4511<br> Phone: 915.235.2462&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1900,<br>marriage records from 1881, probate records from 1884 <br>and land records from from 1889; District Clerk has&nbsp;divorce<br>records; County Justice of&nbsp;Peace has burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nolan County, Texas. Page 671 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Nolan 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" |1881
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1881
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1881
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first post office was established at Sweetwater in 1879.  
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'''1879--'''The first post office was established at Sweetwater in 1879.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Nolan County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Sweetwater <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Nolan County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Sweetwater <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  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Nolan, Maryneal|place|disp=Maryneal}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Nolan, Sweetwater|place|disp=Sweetwater}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Blackwell (partly in [[Coke County, Texas|Coke]] County) | Bitter Creek | Champion | Decker | Highland | Hylton | Maryneal | Nolan | Roscoe | Sweetwater | Wastella  
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Blackwell (partly in [[Coke County, Texas Genealogy|Coke]] County) | Bitter Creek | Champion | Decker | Highland | Hylton | Maryneal | Nolan | Roscoe | Sweetwater | Wastella  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Coke County, Texas|Coke]]  
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[[Coke County, Texas Genealogy|Coke]] {{•}} [[Fisher County, Texas Genealogy|Fisher]] {{•}} [[Jones County, Texas Genealogy|Jones]] {{•}} [[Mitchell County, Texas Genealogy|Mitchell]] {{•}} [[Runnels County, Texas Genealogy|Runnels]] {{•}} [[Scurry County, Texas Genealogy|Scurry]] {{•}} [[Taylor County, Texas Genealogy|Taylor]]  
*[[Fisher County, Texas|Fisher]]  
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<center>{{TXNOLAN County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Jones County, Texas|Jones]]  
 
*[[Mitchell County, Texas|Mitchell<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228858719171_678" />]]  
 
*[[Runnels County, Texas|Runnels]]  
 
*[[Scurry County, Texas|Scurry]]  
 
*[[Taylor County, Texas|Taylor]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
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*'''1865 - 1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots] USGenWeb  
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas] African Ancestored Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/blackwell_cem_a_g.html Blackwell Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Find-A-Grave
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/campbell_cemetery.html Campbell Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Find-A-Grave
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2866 Champion Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Find-A-Grave
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/coffee_cemetery1.html Coffee Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/gardenmemories_cem/gardenmem_cem.html Garden of Memories Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=4434 Hylton Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Find-A-Grave
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2696&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|506063|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2696 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/nolan-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Nolan+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/nolan.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Nolan/ListNolan.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/nolan/noltoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/nolan/nolan-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=Nolan&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=177 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Etxnolan/cemeteries_page.html TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22752&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=14&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/nolan.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
  
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1880= 640
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|1890= 1573
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|1900= 2611
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|1910= 11999
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|1920= 10868
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|1930= 19323
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|1940= 17309
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|1950= 19808
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|1960= 18963
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|1970= 16220
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|1980= 17359
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|1990= 16594
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|2000= 15802
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|2010= 15216
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}}
  
 
==== 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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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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*[[Texas, Nolan County, Civil Court Minutes and Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Texas, Nolan County, Civil Court Minutes and Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
[[Texas, Nolan County, Civil Court Minutes and Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Texas, Nolan County, Civil Court Minutes and Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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==== Land  ====
  
==== Land ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/Biographies.html Nolan County Biographies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/Biographies.html Nolan County Biographies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txnolan.jpg|400px|Txnolan.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/Maps.htm Sweetwater Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/Maps.htm Sweetwater Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/Military/confederate_pension_appl.htm Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/military.htm WWI Registration]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/military.htm WWII Enlistments]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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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/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/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans 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/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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/Military/confederate_pension_appl.htm Confederate Pension Applications]  TXGenWeb
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/military.htm WWI Registration]  TXGenWeb
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/military.htm WWII Enlistments] TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Nolan}}
  
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] that may include residents from Nolan County.  
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] that may include residents from Nolan County.  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[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 1800-1990}} 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 1800-2000] 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  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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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===== Birth  =====
*[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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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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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] 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] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records] - 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] 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] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages] - 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 [with images]] Name index and images of statewide death certificates. 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}} 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] 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<br>
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index | Texas, Death Index 1964 - 1998] FamilySearch Historical Records 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}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*[http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
County-City Library<br>206 Elm St<br>Sweetwater, TX 79556<br>Phone: (325) 235-4978<br>[http://www.sweetwaterlibrary.org/ Website]  
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'''Nolan County Genealogical Assn.'''<br>c/o County-City Library<br>206 Elm<br>PO Box 780<br> Sweetwater, TX 79556 <br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/nolan-county/#sthash.j120j4nF.dpuf Website]<br><br>
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'''County-City Library'''<br>206 Elm St<br>Sweetwater, TX 79556<br>Telephone Number: 325-235-4978<br>[http://www.sweetwaterlibrary.org/ Website]  
  
[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/nolan/noltoc.htm Nolan County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/nolan/noltoc.htm Nolan County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[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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Latest revision as of 23:26, 4 May 2017

United States
Texas
Nolan County

Guide to Nolan 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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Nolan County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Nolan County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Sweetwater
Courthouse
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County Information

County Courthouse

Nolan County Courthouse
100 E 3rd Street; PO Box 98
Sweetwater, TX 79556-4511
Phone: 325-235-2462 

County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1900,
marriage records from 1881, probate records from 1884
and land records from from 1889; District Clerk has divorce
records; County Justice of Peace has burial records[1]

County Clerk

100 East 3rd St. Ste 108
Sweetwater 79556
Phone: 325-235-2462
Fax: 325-235-4635

District Clerk

100 East 3rd St. Ste 200
Sweetwater 79556
Phone: 325-235-2111

Nolan County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1881 1880 1881 1881

History

1879--The first post office was established at Sweetwater in 1879.

Parent County

1876--Nolan County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.

  • County seat: Sweetwater [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Nolan County boundary changes.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Blackwell (partly in Coke County) | Bitter Creek | Champion | Decker | Highland | Hylton | Maryneal | Nolan | Roscoe | Sweetwater | Wastella

Neighboring Counties

Coke  • Fisher  • Jones  • Mitchell  • Runnels  • Scurry  • Taylor

Scurry CountyFisher CountyJones CountyTaylor CountyNolan CountyMitchell CountySterling CountyCoke CountyRunnels CountyTX NOLAN.JPG

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880640
18901,573145.8%
19002,61166.0%
191011,999359.6%
192010,868−9.4%
193019,32377.8%
194017,309−10.4%
195019,80814.4%
196018,963−4.3%
197016,220−14.5%
198017,3597.0%
199016,594−4.4%
200015,802−4.8%
201015,216−3.7%

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 Nolan 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

Txnolan.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Nolan 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

Nolan County Genealogical Assn.
c/o County-City Library
206 Elm
PO Box 780
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Website

County-City Library
206 Elm St
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Telephone Number: 325-235-4978
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

  • Nolan County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • 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), Nolan County, Texas. Page 671 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).