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           Welcome to the Archer County TXGenWeb

This site is a part of The TXGenWeb project and The USGenWeb project devoted solely to the genealogy and history of Archer County.  All of the information on this site is provided free of charge to the researcher.  Volunteers are always needed and welcome.  Without you, the site will not grow as it should.  If you would consider volunteering by transcribing records or submitting material or photographs, please click on "Volunteers" to see how you can help.   

 

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Salute to Our Fallen Heroes Project

Every day is memorial day to a soldier. This project is our way of honoring all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members and loved ones of those that gave their lives to fight for our country.
May God give you peace in your heart and strength to carry on.

They proudly served their country.
Now, they proudly serve with angel's wings.

 

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     If you have family history, stories, photos, books, marriages, births & death records. Newspaper clippings such as obits, birth, wedding, military, wills or other data about Wilkes County. Send the files to me and I will upload it. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Add your family surnames so others can contact you. A great way to find more information and meet new cousins! Send me an E-Mail include your surnames and I will add them.

 

 

News!!!

 

Pioneer of Archer County Maggie Holt Simpson once ran the Hotel in Holliday. The Hotel is soon to receive a historical Marker. Read the Story of Maggie Holt Simpson.

 

 

Counties Surrounding Archer County

 

 

Communities of Archer County

 

Anarene Archer City Bowman Dads Corner
Dundee Geraldine Lakeside City Mankins
Megargel North Star Scotland Texhoma City

Windthrost

 

 

HISTORY

 

Before white settlement, Apaches, Wichitas, Tawakonis, Kichais, Caddoes, Comanches, and later Kiowas camped and hunted in the area now known as Archer County. Spaniards and Anglos crossed through the area at various times, and in the eighteenth century French traders operated a post close to the two small mesas in the west central area later called Little Arizona. Kichais defeated the Texas Rangers in the battle of Stone Houses in southeastern Archer County in 1837, and Kiowas led by Kicking Bird defeated United States cavalrymen led by Capt. Curwen B. McClellan in the battle of the Little Wichita River in the northwestern part of the county in 1870. On January 22, 1858, the Texas legislature marked off Archer County from Clay County and named it in honor of Republic of Texas commissioner Branch Tanner Archer. No settlers had yet arrived. By 1875, however, the United States Army had driven all the Indians from North Texas and the area was open to settlement.

In 1874 the first American settler, Dr. R. O. Prideaux, originally from England, settled on the West Fork of the Trinity River in southeastern Archer County. He had observed that the buffalo he had shot there were fat. Soon other cattlemen and farmers moved in, and scattered herds of longhorn cattle were introduced to different parts of the county's grasslands. For more see.. Handbook of Texas Online

 

 

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Last Updated: 06 July 2014

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