Jack County TXGenWeb index



Jack County, Texas
The Beginning of the Frontier


photo by Rafael Seibert

Jack County was created from Cooke County in 1856. The first court met on 22 July 1857
in the front yard of T.S. Nettles at Mesquiteville in the Salt Creek community, two miles south
of the present courthouse square. The Butterfield Stage Route or Upper California Road and
Southern Overland Mail route ran through Jack County until the beginning of the Civil War.
The location of the mail route is easily found in the county. The county seat was moved to the
present location and the name changed in 1870 to Jacksborough. In 1867, Fort Richardson
was established as one of the second line of defense forts against the Indians. From 1875-1876,
the Mooar Brothers' buffalo trail led thorugh Fort Richardson and the Old Emigrant Trail
passed through Jack County, traveling from Gainesville to Fort Griffin. The county seat became
known as Jacksboro in 1874. Welcome to your adventure of Jack County, the frontier awaits.

WHERE TO START
Postmasters
and Post Offices

1856-1930
by Jim Wheat
Jack County Clerk
100 N. Main St.
Jacksboro, TX 76458-1746
Phone: (940) 567-2111

Birth and Death records from 1903
Probate records from 1857
Land records from 1860
Marriage and Civil Court records
District Clerk has Divorce records


BIOGRAPHIES

 Walter Preston Stewart

  LaFayette Abraham Wilson  

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BOOKS

 Look-ups for
Jack County, Texas

 Bibliography of
Jack County Books



CEMETERIES

 

Gibtown Cemetery
updated December 2012
submitted by Doug Harris

 

Cemeteries of Jack County
Gloria B. Mayfield

Jack County, Texas Cemeteries
by Paul Smith

 Find-a-Grave Cemeteries
Jack County



CENSUS

1840 Census of
Pensioners - Military

1870-1920 Jack County
Federal Census
USGenWeb
Census Project

1900 Jack County
Federal Census

 1930 Jack County
Federal Census

 1870 Jack County
Federal Census

 1910 Jack County
Federal Census

 


DEATHS

 Hawkins Funeral Home Records

Maddox Funeral
Home Records

Thompson Funeral
Home Records

 Obituaries
Jack County Archives

 Jack County
Funeral Home records

 Texas Death Records
1964 - 1998

  Coker Funeral Home
Jackboro, Texas
 

 



EDUCATION / SCHOOLS

1954 Jacksboro School

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Contributed by
Nelda [Erwin] Conant

 

1909-10 Union School students

The school was six miles south of Bryson
Contributed by Jerry Herd
and Angie Randall
 


FAMILY PAGES

Joseph Henson Family 

Dill Family 



HISTORY LINKS

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 State Library
and Archives

 Texas Treasures
Online Early Texas Documents



LIBRARY
 Gladys Johnson Ritchie Public Library
626 W. College Street
Jacksboro, TX 76458-1655
940-567-2240
Monday-Friday


MAPS

Jack County 1895 Map

Texas General Land
Office Map Collection

 Texas Land Grant Database



MILITARY



NEWSPAPERS

Times Record Online

Includes some Jacksboro News and Obituaries

Jacksboro Newspapers Abstracts
1880-1930
by Dorman Holub



NATIVE AMERICAN

The Indians of Texas

 Battlesites and Massacres in Texas

 Indian Fighting in
Jack County - 1870s

Trial of Santanta and Big Tree
Warren Wagon
Train Massacre
in Young County, Texas


ORGANIZATIONS

North Texas Genealogical Association
P.O. Box 4602
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

 Jacksboro
Chamber of
Commerce



PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs of Wester - Shook - Morgan - Moffitt - Barrow - Fischhof families



PLACES


Our Neighbors
Archer
Archer City
Clay
Henrietta
Montague
Montague
Young
Graham
JACK
Jacksboro
Wise
Decatur
Stephens
Breckenridge
Palo Pinto
Palo Pinto
Parker
Weatherford


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