Eastland County, TXGenWeb Site

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Eastland County History 

Eastland County is in Central Texas, bordered on the east by Erath County, on the north by Stephens and Palo Pinto counties, on the west by Callahan County, and on the south by Brown and Comanche counties. The County was named for Capt. William Mosby Eastland, who served in the Texas Revolution. Eastland, the county seat, is located on Interstate Highway 20 in the north central part of the county, some ninety five miles west of Fort Worth and fifty five miles east of Abilene. Created in 1858 from Bosque, Travis and Coryell Counties-Organized in 1873-County Seats: Merriman (1873-75); Eastland (1875- )
Eastland County Oil Fields circa 1919 - Submitted by Stephanie Bertani

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USGenWeb Texas Archived Records

Eastland County Archives Table Of Contents

 County Clerk

P.O.Box 110

Eastland, Texas

76448

1-(254) 629-1583

 
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 ACCOMMODATIONS

Click for Eastland, Texas Forecast

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Orbitz

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County of Eastland

BIOGRAPHIES

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Don Hampton BIGGERS - (1868-1957)
James Henry CALHOUN - (1849-1919)
Charles Ulrich CONNELLEE - (1951-1930)
Jacamiah Seaman DAUGHERTY - (1849-1919)
Boyce B. HOUSE - (1896-1961)
August LIESKE - (1851-1930)

 Joseph Seaborn  MCCOMB - (1854-1935)

 Lyndel Nola HARWELL Hamilton STEPHENS

 James Perry WHITAKER - 1855-1896

 William (Bill) WILLIAMS - (1803-1894)

A Boy From Kokomo - My Life by Julius Dewitt Henley

Submitted by: Terry Biegler

a .pdf file


 BIRTHS

1926
Texas Births
and Other Assorted Records

1927
1928
1929 part 1     1929 part 2
1930 part 1     1930 part 2
1931
1932
1933
1934

 BLACK HISTORY

 Freedmen's Bureau Records - Texas

An Off site Link

 The History of Juneteenth


 BOOKS AND LOOK-UPS

 Eastland County Look-ups

WorldCat (OCLC)  Enter "Eastland County, Texas" in the search
      box and ask your local public or academic librarian for an
                                       Interlibrary
Loan

 BUSINESSES

Some businesses in 1893

The Cisco and Northeastern Railway Company

An Offsite Link

Modern Business Links

 Carbon Black Industry

 The Wichita Falls, Ranger and Fort Worth Railroad Company

 The Texas Central Railway Company


 

Cotton Gin Okra, TX 1900

donated by Richard Foster
 

 CEMETERIES

Cemeteries of Eastland County 

 

Alameda Cemetery

 Bear Springs Cemetery


An Offsite Link

 Bedford or Smith Cemetery

Bollinger Cemetery  

AKA Freedom

 

Carbon Restland Cemetery

 

Christ Lutheran Cemetery 

 

 

Center Point Cemetery


An Off Site Link

 

Cook Cemetery

Crossroads Cemetery

An Off Site Link

 

Dothan Cemetery

An Offsite Link

 

The Eastland City Cemetery

An Offsite Link

 

 Flatwood Cemetery

An Offsite Link

Flatwood Cemetery Pictures

An Offsite Link

 

Gorman Cemetery

An Offsite Link
Gregg Family Cemetery

Lane Cemetery
(click link above, then click "Cemeteries" on the menu at the top of the page)

 Lane Cemetery

Offsite Links

Latham Cemetery, Cisco

AKA Reagan

An Off Site Link


Liberty Cemetery

 An Offsite Link

Long Branch Cemetery

 

Mitchell Cemetery

 An Offsite Link

 

 Monroe Cemetery

 Murray Cemetery

An Offsite Link

Nimrod Cemetery 

 

Oaklawn Cemetery

An Offsite Link

 Oakwood Cemetery

An Offsite Link

Pioneer Cemetery

Pioneer City Cemetery

An Offsite Link 
Click here for Photographs

Pisgah Cemetery

An Offsite Link
(Contrary to the information given, this cemetery
is now very well maintained)

Pleasant Valley Cemetery

An Offsite Link

Pleasant Grove

 Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Reagan or Latham Cemetery

 Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery

 

Romney Lutheran Cemetery

 

Rising Star Cemetery

 Romney Cemetery

 

Sabanno Cemetery

An Offsite Link

Salt Tank Cemetery

Scranton Cemeteries
(click link above, then click "Cemeteries" on the menu at the top of the page)

Scranton Cemetery

Offsite Links

Staff Cemetery Photo

Compliments of Hugh Swift

Thannisch/Morgan Cemetery

An Offsite Link

Wayside Cemetery

An Offsite Link

 Texas Tombstone Project


 CENSUS

 
 

1840 Census of Pensioners - Military

An Offsite Link

1860 Eastland County Census

1870 Eastland County Census

 1880 Census

An Offlink Site

1900 Eastland Co. Census (partial)


 CHURCHES

 Catholic Archives of Texas

Cisco First Methodist Church

An Offsite Link

 Photo of Cisco Baptist Church

Submitted by Nelda Conant

COURT DOCUMENTS

 Eastland County Archives

(Wills, Deeds, Marriages, etc.)

Postmasters & Post Offices of Eastland County, Texas 

County Clerk

P.O.Box 110

Eastland, Texas

76448

1-(254) 629-1583

 Eastland County, Texas County Officials, 1904

 Federal Land Patents Database

 

 DEATHS

All Off Site Links

 Edwards Funeral Home Records Database

Texas Death Records 1964 thru 1998

Political Graveyard for Eastland County


 EDUCATION/SCHOOLS

All Off Site Links

Pleasant Grove Reunion

Randolph College, at Cisco, opened as Cisco Christian College in 1922

Cisco Junior College

Crossroads School Photo - March 17, 1909

Photo donated by Bill and Patsy Walton
   

 1951 Roundup, Yearbook Of Cisco Junior College, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas

1959 Round-Up, Yearbook of Cisco Jr. College, Cisco, Texas 

 Eastland County, Texas School Teachers and Officials, 1904

Ranger Exes Memorial 

 New Hope School, ca. 1924

Submitted by Shirley Warren
 

New Hope Girls Basketball Team, ca. 1925

Submitted by Shirley Warren

 1912 or 1915 School Class Picture Okra TX

Submitted by Richard Foster

 Okra First Grade Class

Submitted by Richard Foster
 

Okra High School

Submitted by Richard Foster

 FAMILY PAGES

All Off Site Links

CROSSLEY Family

FREE Family

MANSKER Family

 

                       VAUGHT Family

 

The SCHMICK Brothers
of Eastland County






 HISTORY

All Off Site Links


 Texas State Library & Archives

  Eastland County Historical Markers

The McArdle Notebooks
Henry McArdle's battle paintings, Dawn at the Alamo and The Battle of San Jacinto, have become Texas icons. The painstaking detail
of the paintings was reflected in exhaustive research. McArdle's notebooks are packed with letters, notes, and photographs documenting the paintings
and the events they depict.

 Texas Treasures- Online Early Texas Documents

Portal to Texas History

 

 Robertson's Colony (also known as the Texas Association, Leftwich's Grant, the Nashville Colony, or the Upper Colony)

 Texas State Historical Association

 Texas State Genealogical Society


Library

  Eastland County Libraries

Eastland Centennial Memorial Library, 210 S. Lamar.

12:30-5:30 Monday thrugh Friday
Closed Saturdays

 Ranger Public Library


 LINKS

All Off Site Links

Eastland Visitor Center

 Another Eastland County Page

Ol' Rip, The Entombed Horned Toad of Eastland County

Eastland County, Texas Free Public Records Directory  
   

LOOK-UPS

Look-ups for Eastland County, Texas 

   

MARRIAGES

Eastland County Marriages 1966-2001 

An Off Site Link

 Eastland County, Texas Divorces 1968 - 2001

An Off Site Link

 Various Marriage Records from Eastland County, Texas


Texas Divorce Records (1968-2001)
transcribed by Patrick White


 MAPS

All Off Site Links

Eastland County 1895 Map

Texas County Map

 Texas Land Grant Database


 MILITARY

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Eastland County Pensions 

 Eastland County, Texas Veterans

The Ellison Springs Indian Fight
Aug. 8, 1864

Civil War Pension - Mrs. L. A. BRASHEARS, widow
of W. C. BRASHEARS

An Offsite Link 

 War of 1812 Forts

  American Battle Monuments Commission

 Confederate Pensions Search for Texas

Confederate Indigent Families Lists (1863-1865)

The Desdemona "Bomb"

Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935

Index to Military Rolls of The Republic of Texas 1835-1845

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors

List of Camps, Forts and Posts in Texas

Texas Civil War Map of Battles

Eastland County, Texas - Military: Confederate Pension Applications


 NEWSPAPERS

  Cisco Press

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

An Off site Link

Texas Early Newspapers
For Eastland County and surrounding areas






 NATIVE AMERICAN

All Off Site Links

The Indians of Texas

 Native American Records

The Ellison Springs Indian Fight
Aug. 8, 1864


OBITUARIES

 Eastland County Obituaries

 Texas Obituaries

An Off site Link

 

Eastland County Obituaries

An Off site Link

 ORGANIZATIONS

Genealogy Interest Group for Eastland County
and Surrounding Areas

 The Ranger Historical Preservation Society

  Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Texas


 PHOTOGRAPHS

Eastland County ??MYSTERY?? Photographs

 Eastland County Family Photographs

 Eastland County Photographs of Places

 

Old Photographs of Ranger, Texas

An Off Site Link
 

Carbon Baseball Team, ca. 1928

Submitted by Shirley Warren

 Coffer Family

 Cross Timbers Historic Images Project

  ??? MYSTERY PHOTOS ???
  1948 Ranger Junior College Yearbook

Photo Album


 PLACES

All Off Site Links

 Carbon, Texas

Lela Llatch Lloyd Memorial Museum

Alameda, Texas

 Blair's Fort, Texas

The History of Carbon Texas from : History of Eastland County, Texas
Dallas, Tex.: A.D. Aldridge & Co., 1904

Chaney, Texas 

  Another Cisco Page

 Cisco, Texas

 Desdemona, Texas

Dothan, Texas

Ellison Springs, Texas


Gorman, Texas


The History of Gorman Texas from : History of Eastland County, Texas
Dallas, Tex.: A.D. Aldridge & Co., 1904

Hilburn, Texas

Howard, Texas

 Hydro, Texas

Jewel, Texas 

 Kokomo, Texas

 Long Branch, Texas

  Mangum, Texas

 Merriman, Texas

 Mitchell, Texas

Morton Valley, Texas 

 Mountain Top, Texas

 Nimrod, Texas

 Okra, Texas

 Olden, Texas

 Pioneer, Texas

 Pleasant Grove, Texas

 Pleasant Hill, Texas

 Pueblo, Texas

Nimrod, Texas 


 Ranger, Texas

The History of Ranger Texas from : History of Eastland County, Texas
Dallas, Tex.: A.D. Aldridge & Co., 1904

 Rising Star, Texas

The History of Rising Star Texas from : History of Eastland County, Texas
Dallas, Tex.: A.D. Aldridge & Co., 1904

 Romney, Texas

Rustler, Texas

 Sabanno, Texas 

 School Hill, Texas

 Scranton, Texas

Staff, Texas

Tiffin, Texas 

   

 STORIES & LETTERS

 

The Early 20’s in the West Texas Oil Fields

By Paul Teter
 

A Boy From Kokomo - My Life by Julius Dewitt Henley

Submitted by: Terry Biegler

a .pdf file

Blackwell Hospital

The Tabernacle

By Jeff Clark

PIPPIN Family Reunion, 1918

Written by Benjamin J. "Jodie" Camp, Jr.
Submitted by: Linda Preston
*a .pdf file

 

 Walton Remembers Childhood
in 1920s - 30s Alameda & Cheaney Communities

By Jeff Clark

 1887 Drought Fells County - The Lemley Letters I Send Help Now

By Jeff Clark

 

J. P. Strickler - Cheaney Pioneer


By Jeff Clark
 

 Charles Sullivan Story


By Jeff Clark

The Hermit Lives - Puzzle Refuses Completion

By Jeff Clark

 

 Alameda Mosquitoes and Other Tales

By Jeff Clark
 

New Year's Day is Moving Day
In Alameda, Cheaney & Salem Communities

By Jeff Clark

 Cheaney Store Burglar
Apprehended By Armed Posse


By Jeff Clark
 

Different Times & Country Cures
Alameda, Texas


By Jeff Clark 

 

 Ainsworth shares memories
of Alameda Summers



By Jeff Clark

 Cook Cemetery

By Jeff Clark

Alameda School Teaches 1874-1943
A Sixty-Nine Year Tradition
"A GoodThing Gone"

By Jeff Clark 

 The Whisper of Old Owl

 

By Jeff Clark
 

1917 Eastland County Map
Unlocks Historic Secrets

By Jeff Clark

Eyewitness Account of Amanda Cofer's
Murder By Comanches Surfaces

By Jeff Clark

 First Day of Alameda School -1930
Times on the Farm Remembered


By Jeff Clark and Harlon Perrin
 Dr. Jackson Evans brings 1872 medicine to Eastland County
By Jeff Clark

 

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 Shortcuts to our Neighbors

 Erath

Comanche 

Brown 

 

 Callahan

 

Palo Pinto 

Stephens 

Shackelford 

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