Taylor County, Texas Genealogy
|Taylor County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
|Founded||February 1, 1858|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Taylor County has had two county seats: Buffalo Gap 1878-1883 and Abilene 1883-present.
See an interactive map of Taylor County boundary changes.
Places / Localities
Abilene | Buffalo Gap | Caps | Potosi | Hamby | Happy Valley | Lawn | Merkel | Ovalo | Potosi | Trent | Tuscola | Tye | View | Wylie
- Abilene City Cemetery (City of Abilene Cemetery, Municipal Cemetery) Cemetery Database. Also includes: I. O. O. F. Cemetery, Masonic Cemetery, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cedar Hill Flats Cemetery. Search by space or occupant.
- Taylor County Cemeteries ~ TXGenWeb
- Tombstone Transcription Project ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
- Texas Historic Cemeteries ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
- African American Cemeteries Online ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
- Buffalo Gap Cemetery, Tuscola BillionGraves
- Drummond Cemetery, Abilene BillionGraves
- Texas Escapes Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
- A History of Rural Taylor County, 1980, by Juanita Daniel Zachry.
- Taylor County Timeline ~ TXGenWeb
- Taylor County, Texas History from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Texas Museums ~ List of all museums in Texas ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Abilene 1883 Panoramic Map from the Amon Carter Museum.
- Historical Maps ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Taylor County CSA Pensions ~ USGenWeb Archives
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
- Confederate Indigent Families List
- Terrys Texas Rangers, 8th Texas Calvary
- 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
- Newspaperarchive.com ($) has Abilene newspapers from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Taylor County.
- Wikipedia has a list of online newspaper archives for Texas.
- Abilene Reporter News
- The Merkel Mail
912 North 1st Street
Merkel, TX 79536
- The Buffalo Gap RoundUp
- Home Town News - Texas Newspaper Index with links
- Newslink - Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
- The Olden Times - Historic Texas News Online
- Obituary Resources ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~ Hidden Ancestors
- USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project ~ Texas
- Afrigeneas ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
- Obituary Depot ~ Texas Newspaper Citations
- Obituary Project ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Obituary Daily Times ~ Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
- Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
- 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.
- Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005 ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005 ~ Hidden Ancestors
- USGenWeb Census Project ~ Texas 1850 - 1930
Societies and Libraries
Abilene Public Library
202 Cedar St
Abilene, TX 79601
Phone: (325) 676-6328
Merkel Public Library
100 Kent St
Merkel, TX 79536
Phone: (325) 928-5054
Society Hill ~ Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
Family History Centers
- Taylor County~ TXGenWeb
- Taylor County Archives ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
- Hidden Ancestors Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
- USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Taylor County, Texas. Page 674 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- Handbook of Texas Online: Taylor County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hct02
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).