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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] &gt;&nbsp;Wood County'' <br>
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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] &gt;&nbsp;Wood County'' <br>
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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The area was originally Caddo Indian country. The first settler arrived in 1824, the first school opened in 1852 and the first newspaper was published in 1845.  
 
The area was originally Caddo Indian country. The first settler arrived in 1824, the first school opened in 1852 and the first newspaper was published in 1845.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1850--'''Wood County was created 5 February 1850 from [[Van_Zandt_County,_Texas|Van Zandt]] County. '''County seat:''' Quitman <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1850--'''Wood County was created 5 February 1850 from [[Van Zandt County, Texas|Van Zandt]] County. '''County seat:''' Quitman <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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'''1878--'''Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in December 1878.  
 
'''1878--'''Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in December 1878.  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Camp_County,_Texas|Camp]]
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*[[Camp County, Texas|Camp]]  
*[[Franklin_County,_Texas|Franklin]]
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*[[Franklin County, Texas|Franklin]]  
*[[Hopkins_County,_Texas|Hopkins]]
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*[[Hopkins County, Texas|Hopkins]]  
*[[Rains_County,_Texas|Rains]]
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*[[Rains County, Texas|Rains]]  
*[[Smith_County,_Texas|Smith]]
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*[[Smith County, Texas|Smith]]  
*[[Upshur_County,_Texas|Upshur]]
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*[[Upshur County, Texas|Upshur]]  
*[[Van_Zandt_County,_Texas|Van Zandt]]
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*[[Van Zandt County, Texas|Van Zandt]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[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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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[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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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Wood_County,_Texas]]
 
[[Category:Wood_County,_Texas]]

Revision as of 04:57, 28 August 2010

Template:Texas-stubUnited StatesTexasCounties W > Wood County 

County Courthouse

History

The area was originally Caddo Indian country. The first settler arrived in 1824, the first school opened in 1852 and the first newspaper was published in 1845.

Parent County

1850--Wood County was created 5 February 1850 from Van Zandt County. County seat: Quitman [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1878--Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in December 1878.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

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

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

References

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