Deaf Smith
County, Texas

What's New on this Website? - updated 15 April 2014

Puede ver el sitio de Deaf Smith Co. TXGenWeb en Espaņola.

Welcome. My name is Rob Yoder and I am the new sheriff in town. Not really. Actually, I have just agreed to become the County Coordinator for the Deaf Smith County website in the TXGenWeb Project. This website appears to have been without a permanent coordinator for about a year and has been in the hands of babysitters in the interim. I have been with TXGenWeb Project for more than 15 years now, connected with Tarrant and Ellis Counties. I want to let everyone know that I have no research interest in Deaf Smith County and I live 390 miles away in Fort Worth, Texas. I am sorry, but for those reasons, I will not be of much help with your research.

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My current objective is to make some repairs to the website and chase down the broken links. I will solicit materials to place online and build further with contributions from researchers and visitors to this website. I do not speak Spanish so I will not be able to maintain that portion of the site unless I get some help from some of you. If you would like to help out with the website, just a little bit or a whole lot, please speak up. I want to appoint several deputies, but let's call them Assistant County Coordinators. If someone more qualified comes along that would like to take charge, I will be more than happy to step aside. I believe that the website should be managed by someone who has roots here or currently lives in or near the county.

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Bureau of Land Management (external link)

Land Listings (in the USGenWeb Archives)



Cemeteries of Deaf Smith Co.

Cemetery Laws of Texas

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1940 Census (Deaf Smith County) (external link)



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Obit of Oliver C. Thomas



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History of Deaf Smith Co.

*County History
*Erastus "Deaf" Smith
--Biography of Deaf Smith
--Revolutionary hero who fought for Texas’s independence
--Anthony Quinn in Los Amigos (1972) as "Deaf" Smith
--Where is Erastus (Deaf Smith)Smith buried?

*Hereford Military Reservation and Reception Center




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