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My name is LaRae Halsey-Brooks (a Hutchinson County native!), and my daughter Eireann and I are the new TXGenWeb County Co-Coordinators for Hutchinson County.

We have recently added many vital records to this page. Please use the search engine to facilitate your research. Happy hunting!

-LaRae & Eireann

About Hutchinson County

Hutchinson County, in the north central section of the Panhandle, is bounded on the north by Hansford County, on the east by Roberts County, on the south by Carson County, and on the West by Moore County. The county was named for pioneer jurist Anderson Hutchinson.

The Canadian River, fed by several small creeks, angles across the county from southwest to northeast; in the southwest it is dammed to form Lake Meredith. Broken land along the river and its tributaries forms fertile valleys. The northern part of the county is high rolling plain. Beef cattle, hogs, and poultry are also raised there, and irrigated land amounts to more than 40,000 acres. Since the 1920s, petroleum has been the chief industry; the southern part of Hutchinson County is the center of oil, gas, petrochemical, and synthetic-rubber production in the Panhandle.

Hutchinson County slumbered as a sparsely populated ranching and agricultural center until the discovery of the vast Panhandle oilfield in the early 1920s. Such ranchers as James M. Sanford, J. A. Whittenburg, and John F. Weatherly cashed in on the resultant boom; many townsites and oil camps such as Isom, Sanford, Fritch, Phillips, Stinnett, Signal Hill, Electric City, and Dial sprang up almost overnight as petroleum-related industries moved in and independent oil producers struck it rich.

The largest and rowdiest of these boom towns was laid out west of Dixon Creek in 1926 and named for its founder, A. P. (Ace) Borger. The town of Borger (1990 population, 15,675) remains the largest in the county and its chief commercial and cultural center, and Stinnett (2,166) is the county seat.

(For an expanded history, visit the County History page.)

To post your Queries, Biographies, Bible Records, Deeds, Obituaries,
Pensions, and Wills, please visit the new Rootsweb Message Board
for Hutchinson County, Texas.

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Military Records

Confederate Pension Applications

World War I and World War II
Texas Panhandle Casualties
and Missing in Action

World War I

World War II

Source: Amarillo Globe-News

World War I Civilian Draft Registration

NARA -- Access to Military Service and Pension Records

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.

Hutchinson County Family Genealogies

If you would like to submit your Hutchinson County Family Genealogy for inclusion on the page, please send it as an e-mail attachment to me at

Plain text-only (.txt) formatting is preferred.

You can also send it in one or two emails,
if you'd like... 8-)

Your genealogy does not have to be exclusive to Hutchinson County, but your family should have been residents of the county for a period of time.

Photos can be added to your family page.
Submit them in .jpg, .gif, or .bmp format only.

Hubert Haliburton NELMS Family
submitted by Judith Lavonia Hugg Grimes

Texas Panhandle Ranches is home for several
Texas panhandle ranches.
Included on the site, which is
maintained by rancher Jay O'Brien,
biographical sketches,
ranch histories, and information
about the
McLean Feedyard.

Ranches included are:
The Swamp--O'Brien Ranch,
the JA, The Circle,
and the
Exell Ranch.

Biographies include:
John G. O'Brien, G.W. O'Brien,
Will O'Brien, Exie Eagan O'Brien,
James Christopher Paul,
Howard Paul.

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Hutchinson County Co-Coordinators:
LaRae Halsey-Brooks & Eireann Brooks

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