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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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The Shelby County courthouse burned May 31, 1882 destroying all records. &nbsp;<ref>Unknown. Touching Three Centuries, Shelby County Historic Courthouse. [cited 2011 27 April 2011]; Available from: http://www.shelbycountychamber.com/index.php?coc=courthouse.</ref>&nbsp;Tax lists were forwarded to Austin so still exist. Deed records were "reconstructed" by the county commissioners.<ref>Unknown. Touching Three Centuries, Shelby County Historic Courthouse. [cited 2011 27 April 2011]; Available from: http://www.shelbycountychamber.com/index.php?coc=courthouse.</ref>
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The Shelby County courthouse burned May 31, 1882 destroying all records. &nbsp;<ref>Unknown. Touching Three Centuries, Shelby County Historic Courthouse. [cited 2011 27 April 2011]; Available from: http://www.shelbycountychamber.com/index.php?coc=courthouse.</ref>&nbsp;Tax lists were forwarded to Austin so still exist. Deed records were "reconstructed" by the county commissioners.<ref>Unknown. Touching Three Centuries, Shelby County Historic Courthouse. [cited 2011 27 April 2011]; Available from: http://www.shelbycountychamber.com/index.php?coc=courthouse.</ref>  
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
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*1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]
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*1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
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County Courthouse

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History

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The county is named after Kentucky's First Governor Isaac Shelby (1750-1826).[1]

This county was the scene of the Regulator-Moderator War, 1841-1844.

Parent County

1836--Shelby County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Center [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

The Shelby County courthouse burned May 31, 1882 destroying all records.  [3] Tax lists were forwarded to Austin so still exist. Deed records were "reconstructed" by the county commissioners.[4]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Shelby County TXGenWeb site

Cemeteries

  • Cemeteries Shelby County TXGenWeb site
  • Cemeteries from the Shelby County Historical Society Museum & Library

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Shelby County History from the Shelby County TXGenWeb site

Maps

  • 1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith & Trinity at www.rootsweb.com
  • Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.

Military

http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm

http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm

http://www.virtualwall.org/istate/istattx.htm

http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html

Newspapers

Shelby County Today online news

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

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

References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Texas Wikipedia
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Unknown. Touching Three Centuries, Shelby County Historic Courthouse. [cited 2011 27 April 2011]; Available from: http://www.shelbycountychamber.com/index.php?coc=courthouse.
  4. Unknown. Touching Three Centuries, Shelby County Historic Courthouse. [cited 2011 27 April 2011]; Available from: http://www.shelbycountychamber.com/index.php?coc=courthouse.