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  • Dallam County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 15, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County in 1876.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1891
    County Seat:  Dalhart, Texas (Texline prior to 1903)

    County history - Dallam County is named in honor of the Republic of Texas Attorney and newspaper publisher, James W. Dallam (1818-1847). The County Commissioners voted to move the County Seat to Dalhart in 1903, and, in May of 1903 an election was held to approve bonds for a Courthouse in Dalhart. County government soon outgrew the 1903 building and, in 1922, the voters approved more bonds for a new Courthouse.

    Dallam Courthouse
    GHLL Dallam County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Dallam County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Dallam County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Dallam County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Dallam County Clerk, P.O. Box 1352, Dalhart, TX 79002-1352.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cimarron County, Oklahoma (north), Sherman County (east), Hartley County
             (south), Union County, New Mexico (west).

        Dallam County - Handbook of Texas Online



  • Dallas County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 8, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Nacogdoches and Robertson Counties.
    Established:  30-Mar-1836
    County Seat:  Dallas, Texas

    County history - Dallas County is named in honor of George Mifflin Dallas, the eleventh vice president of the United States (1845 1849), under President James K. Polk.

    Dallas Courthouses
    (old next to new)
    GHLL Dallas County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Dallas County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Dallas Genealogical Society / Dallas, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Dallas Historical Society / Dallas, TX)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Peters Colony Historical Society / Carrollton, TX)
    8. US/TXGenWeb site - Dallas County Archives
    9. US/TXGenWeb - Dallas County Genealogy & History
    10. Dallas County Vital Records - Dallas County Clerk, 509 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75202-3507.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Collin County (north), Rockwall County (northeast), Kaufman County (east),
             Ellis County (south), Tarrant County (west), Denton County (northwest),
             Johnson County (southwest).

        Dallas County - Handbook of Texas Online

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    Census Information:
        1850Census (I) and (T) - 4 Index files files; 3 text files.


  • Dawson County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 12, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1876
    County Seat:  Lamesa, Texas

    County history - Dawson County is named in honor of Nicholas Mosby Dawson, a soldier of the Texan Revolution and victim of the Dawson Massacre.

    Dawson Courthouse
    GHLL Dawson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Dawson County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Dawson County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Dawson County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Dawson County Clerk, P.O. Box 1268, Lamesa, TX 79331-1268.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lynn County (north), Borden County (east), Martin County (south), Gaines
                County
    (west), Terry County (northwest).

        Dawson County - Handbook of Texas Online



  • Deaf Smith County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1876
    County Seat:  Hereford, Texas

    County history - Deaf Smith County is named in honor of Erastus "Deaf" Smith (1787 - 1837), a scout during the Texas Revolution.

    Deaf Smith Courthouse
    GHLL Deaf Smith County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Deaf Smith County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Deaf Smith County Genealogical Society
          211 East 4th Street
          Hereford, TX 79045

    5. US/TXGenWeb site - Deaf Smith County Archives
    6. US/TXGenWeb - Deaf Smith County Genealogy & History
    7. Deaf Smith County Vital Records - Deaf Smith County Clerk, Courthouse, Hereford, TX 79045-5515.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Oldham County (north), Randall County (east), Castro County (southeast),
             Parmer County (south), Curry County, New Mexico (southwest), Quay County,
                New Mexico
    (west).

        Deaf Smith County - Handbook of Texas Online

    Census Information:
        1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Deaf Smith County, Texas (ED 200: 1 page)
        1910 Census (T) - Federal Census Deaf Smith County, Texas (ED 74: 4 files)


  • Denton County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Fannin County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1846
    County Seat:  Denton, Texas

    County history - Denton County is named in honor of John Bunyan Denton (1806 1841), a preacher, lawyer, and soldier killed during a raid on a Native American camp.

    Denton Courthouse
    GHLL Denton County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Denton County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Denton County Genealogical Society / Denton, TX)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Denton County Historical Commission / Denton, TX)
    7. US/TXGenWeb site - Denton County Archives
    8. US/TXGenWeb - Denton County Genealogy & History
    9. Denton County Vital Records - Denton County Clerk, P.O. Box 2187, Denton, TX 76202-2187.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cooke County (north), Grayson County (northeast), Collin County (east),
             Dallas County (southeast), Tarrant County (south), Wise County (west).

        Denton County - Handbook of Texas Online

    Census Information:
        1910 Census Census (T) - Federal Census, Denton County, ED-77 (Text: 6 files).


  • Duval County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug, 16 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Live Oak, Starr and Nueces Counties
    Established:  xx-xxx-1858
    County Seat:  San Diego, Texas

    County history - Duval County is named in honor of Burr Harrison DuVal (1809 1836), a soldier in the Texas Revolution who died in the Goliad Massacre.

    Duval Courthouse
    GHLL Duval County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Duval County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Duval County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Duval County Genealogy & History
    8. Duval County Vital Records - Duval County Clerk, Courthouse, San Diego, TX 78384.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             McMullen County (north), Live Oak County (northeast), Jim Wells County
             (east), Brooks County (southeast), Jim Hogg County (southwest), Webb
                County
    (west).

        Duval County - Handbook of Texas Online



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