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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
  
 
Sterling County has had three courthouses. The first courthouse was built in 1891, the second in 1905 and the current courthouse, built in 1938.  
 
Sterling County has had three courthouses. The first courthouse was built in 1891, the second in 1905 and the current courthouse, built in 1938.  
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[http://www.co.sterling.tx.us/ips/cms Sterling County Government website]  
 
[http://www.co.sterling.tx.us/ips/cms Sterling County Government website]  
  
''Inventory of county records, Sterling County Courthouse, Sterling City, Texas'', 1979. Describes the records of the Commissioner's Court, County Clerk, County Court, District Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, Treasurer, and County School Superintendent. Also provides a list of Sterling County records and an index. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25180/ Digital book online] from The Portal to Texas History.
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''Inventory of county records, Sterling County Courthouse, Sterling City, Texas'', 1979. Describes the records of the Commissioner's Court, County Clerk, County Court, District Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, Treasurer, and County School Superintendent. Also provides a list of Sterling County records and an index. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25180/ Digital book online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*[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.
  
==== Census ====
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==== Census ====
  
*1900 ~ partial transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*1900 ~ partial transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*1920&nbsp; ~&nbsp; partial transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
 
*1920&nbsp; ~&nbsp; partial transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/sterling.htm 1895 US&nbsp;Atlas ~ Sterling County]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/sterling.htm 1895 US&nbsp;Atlas ~ Sterling County]  
 
*[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  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/sterling/obits.htm Starr County Obituaries] ~&nbsp; partial listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/sterling/obits.htm Starr County Obituaries] ~&nbsp; partial listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.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  
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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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*[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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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*''Sterling County, Texas, Marriages…Book 1 and 2, 1891-1920,'' published by the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, 1995, 31 pages including an index plus a list of ministers and a list of unclaimed marriage licenses. Available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsaghs/books/books.htm San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society]
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*''Sterling County, Texas, Marriages…Book 1 and 2, 1891-1920,'' published by the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, 1995, 31 pages including an index plus a list of ministers and a list of unclaimed marriage licenses. Available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsaghs/books/books.htm San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society]  
 
*[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.  
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Sterling County Public Library<br>301 Main<br>Sterling City, TX 76951<br>Phone: (325) 378-2212  
 
Sterling County Public Library<br>301 Main<br>Sterling City, TX 76951<br>Phone: (325) 378-2212  
  
[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  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[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.
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*[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.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://www.http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193925&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Sterling&columns=*,0,0familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193925&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Sterling&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
*[http://www.http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193925&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Sterling&columns=*,0,0familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193925&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Sterling&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
  

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Sterling County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Sterling County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 4, 1891
County Seat Sterling City
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Sterling County has had three courthouses. The first courthouse was built in 1891, the second in 1905 and the current courthouse, built in 1938.

Sterling County Courthouse
County Clerk - Susan Wyatt
Box 55
Sterling City, TX 76951

Sterling County Government website

Inventory of county records, Sterling County Courthouse, Sterling City, Texas, 1979. Describes the records of the Commissioner's Court, County Clerk, County Court, District Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, Treasurer, and County School Superintendent. Also provides a list of Sterling County records and an index. Digital book online from The Portal to Texas History.

History

Parent County

1891--Sterling County was created 4 March 1891 fromTom Green County. County seat: Sterling City [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Broome | Sterling City

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1900 ~ partial transcription  ~  TXGenWeb
  • 1920  ~  partial transcription  ~  TXGenWeb

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Sterling County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Milling around Sterling County, 1976, edited by Beverly Daniels.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Sterling County Public Library
301 Main
Sterling City, TX 76951
Phone: (325) 378-2212

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

Web Sites

References

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