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My name is Maggie Stewart, and I will be your host while you are here! I hope to make your visit a pleasurable one. I do not live in Jeff Davis County, but will try my best to make this an informative and useful site, and hope that you will return often. My thanks to Ken Short the previous county host.


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Archives Table of Contents

At Peggy Trammell Allen Site

St Joseph Cemetery (Photos)
St Joseph Cemetery (Text File)
At Peggy Trammell Allen Site

Census Records
1860 Federal Census
1870 Federal Census
1880 Federal Census
At Peggy Trammell Allen Site

At The Fort Davis Site

Fort Davis History More Fort Davis History

Land Records
Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners of Texas (248K)

Military Records
Civil War
Confederate Pension Applications
Commanding Officer Of Fort Davis 1854-1891
World War II
World War II Army and Army Air Force Casualties

At Peggy Trammell Allen Site

Ft. Davis National Historic Site from the brochure Taken around Fort Davis by Pat Hartnell in March of 2006

Vital Records
Births (1926 - 1995)
Births 1917-1918 from Draft Registration Cards
Deaths 1964 - 1999
Divorces 1969 - 1997
Marriages 1968 - 2000

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Links of Interest

- Civil War Links
-Historical Markers
- Jeff Davis County History by The Handbook of Texas Online (Copyright The Texas State Historical Association)
- Texas Landmarks - Jeff Davis County
-1857 Map of Texas
-1856 Map of Fort Davis
-Postmasters and Post Offices of 1886 - 1930
-Texas Public Records
-Jeff Davis County Towns
-Fort Davis Area Attractions
- USGENWEB National Archives
- The Official Fort Davis and Jeff Davis County Home Page Find out what is happening in Jeff Davis County and Ft Davis.
- The Political Graveyard A site with some interesting and informative information about Jeff Davis County.
- National Historic Site Plaques located in Fort Davis.
- Physical Location No idea where Jeff Davis County is located? Go here to find out.
- Jeff Davis County, information from The Handbook of Texas Online.
- Pictures of Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties An ongoing project that you can contribute to.
- Geographic features of Jeff Davis County
-History of Ft Davis--If you are looking for information on Old Fort Davis and the units that were stationed there Lest We Forget has the most comprhensive information about the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments and the 24th and 25th Infantry Regiments, "The Buffalo Soldiers", available on line.






County Information

Jeff Davis County was organized in 1887. The county seat is located at Fort Davis. Lots of good information on what to do, where to go.

Jeff Davis County Courthouse
P.O. Box 398
Fort Davis, TX 79734-0398
Phone: 915-426-3251
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Click here to view the 1895 map of Jeff Davis County.
This map modified with permission of Ray Sterner from

Jeff Davis County Library
100 Memorial Square
Fort Davis, TX 79734
Phone: 915-426-3802
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Jeff Davis County Clerk
Fort Davis, TX 79734
Phone: 432-426-3251
Fax: 432-426-3760

Jeff Davis County Offices
Fort Davis, TX 79734
Phone: 432-426-3760
Fax: 432-426-3760

Researching Jeff Davis County

- Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio County Census 1860 - 1920 [This is the beginning of the census records for Jeff Davis County.]
- Big Bend Genealogical Society This page is being updated weekly with biographies of early settlers, stories and legends of the Big Bend area and coming soon, a Surname register.
- County Records on Microfilm available from the University of Texas at El Paso
- Texas Trans-Pecos Library System, El Paso
- Towns in Jeff Davis County
-The Overland Trail Museum, located in Fort Davis, contains photos and displays describing early pioneer settlements in West Texas. The museum has limited hours, contact they at (915) 426-3904 for schedules.
-The Fort Davis National Historic Site has a new touch computer with thousands of names of families who passed through the area. The Fort's address is: P.O. Box 1456, Fort Davis, Texas 79734.

Cities & Towns
Casey Chispa
Fort Davis Huelster
Limpla Madera Springs
Musquis Valentine


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