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Eastland County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on December 2, 1873) from Non-County Area and Palo Pinto County. This county was named for William Mosby Eastland, a soldier during the Texas Revolution.
Areas bordering to Eastland County are Stephens County (north), Palo Pinto County (northeast), Erath County (east), Comanche County (southeast), Brown County (south), Callahan County (west), Shackelford County (northwest) .
Cities and towns located in Eastland County include Carbon, Cisco, Eastland, Gorman, Ranger, Rising Star.
Eastland County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Eastland County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.
Eastland County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Eastland Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Eastland Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Eastland Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1860.
One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.
A list of Eastland County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Eastland County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Texas courthouses and archives everywhere are the aspirations and worries of many Texas citizens.
The chances are excellent that your particular forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a number of elements of their lives in the Eastland County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.
The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records will be in Eastland County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county. Some early records prior to organization on December 2, 1873 may be located in Bosque County, Comanche County and Palo Pinto County
Eastland County Courthouse, a three-story stone building, burned on November 29, 1896. The records are believed to have been saved.
The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Eastland County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own most liked Eastland County genealogy or family history associated sites.