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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties XYZ|Counties XYZ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Yoakum County'' <br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| seat wl = Plains
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/DenCityCem.htm Denver City Memorial Park] -&nbsp; transcription
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/DenCityCem.htm Denver City Memorial Park] -&nbsp; transcription  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/PleasantHillCem.htm Pleasant Hill Cemetery&nbsp;] -&nbsp; transcription
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/PleasantHillCem.htm Pleasant Hill Cemetery&nbsp;] -&nbsp; transcription  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/PlainsCemet2.htm Plains Cemetery]&nbsp; -&nbsp; transcription
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/PlainsCemet2.htm Plains Cemetery]&nbsp; -&nbsp; transcription  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoMemories.htm Yoakum County Memories]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoMemories.htm Yoakum County Memories]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/HistoricalMarkersYC.htm Yoakum County Historical Markers]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/HistoricalMarkersYC.htm Yoakum County Historical Markers]  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/6890/Yoakum+County+1902/ Yoakum County 1902] from Historic Map Works
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/6890/Yoakum+County+1902/ Yoakum County 1902] from Historic Map Works  
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5031 Yoakum County General Highway Map 1940]  
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5031 Yoakum County General Highway Map 1940]  
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5344 Yoakum County General Highway Map 1961]  
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5344 Yoakum County General Highway Map 1961]  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*Yoakum County [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoWWIIList.htm WWII Casualties]
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*Yoakum County [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoWWIIList.htm WWII Casualties]  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;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  
 
*[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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==== 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  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoBirths.htm Yoakum County&nbsp;Birth Records 1918 - 1925]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoBirths.htm Yoakum County&nbsp;Birth Records 1918 - 1925]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoDeathRcds.htm Yoakum County Death Records&nbsp; 1908-1940]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoDeathRcds.htm Yoakum County Death Records&nbsp; 1908-1940]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/EarlyMarriageRecords.htm Yoakum County Marriage Records&nbsp; 1908 - 1930]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/EarlyMarriageRecords.htm Yoakum County Marriage Records&nbsp; 1908 - 1930]  
 
*[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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<br>Yoakum County Library<br>910 Ave E<br>Plains, TX 79355<br>Phone: (806) 456-8725  
 
<br>Yoakum County Library<br>910 Ave E<br>Plains, TX 79355<br>Phone: (806) 456-8725  
  
[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.
 
*[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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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Yoakum|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Yoakum|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}

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Yoakum County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Plains
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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1876--Yoakum County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Plains [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1926--Yoakum County Courthouse destroyed by fire in December 1926.  All county records were stored in a vault and were saved. [2]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Yoakum County WWII Casualties
  • 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

Yoakum County/Cecil Bickley Library
205 W 4th St
Denver City, TX 79323
Phone: (806) 592-2754


Yoakum County Library
910 Ave E
Plains, TX 79355
Phone: (806) 456-8725

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

Web Sites

  • 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.


References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. GenDisasters.com - Plains, TX Yoakum County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1926 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17527/plains-tx-yoakum-county-courthouse-fire-dec-1926