Phone 940.825.3526

County Courthouses and Cemeteries are valuable sources of information, and Montague County is a participant in the TexGenWeb Project, a grass-roots all volunteer genealogical and historical online effort providing useful tips, online databases, and historical background information. (www.txgenweb.org) For more information about the Nocona Cemetery: www.noconacemetery.com

Three separate history groups operate within Montague County, each providing their own unique focus on area history.

Montague County Historical Commission

The MCHC is appointed by the Montague County Commissioners Court; its mission is to preserve the history of the people, places and events significant to Montague County by means of a variety of projects, including the acquisition of historical markers for cemeteries and historically significant sites. The Historical Commission has also researches and publishes a number of books and pamphlets focusing on local history. The Historical Commission meets every third Wednesay at the Old Jail in Montague. For more information, see the website: www.montaguecountyhistory.org or check out their Facebook Page.

Montague County Genealogical Society

Formed in 1985, the group focuses on genealogy research and in helping to preserve the history of the people of Montague County. The Genealogical Society meets every second Thursday at the Bowie Public Library.

Montague County Courthouse Heritage Society

The group is focused with the goal of seeing the beautiful county courthouse restored to its original elegance, complete with its original dome in place. Constructed in 1913 in the classic revival style of architecture, the Montague Courthouse is said to be one of the finest examples of this kind of architecture in the state. The Heritage Society meets monthly in the Old Jail in Montague.

Tales N' Trails Museum

The Tales N Trails Museum in Nocona offers aid in genealogical research through an extensive collection of obituaries, as well as historical books, cemetery records, local family histories, and ancestry.com

Check out their website here.

Contact them at 940-825-5330 or email contact@talesntrails.org for more information.

1522 E. Hwy 82
Nocona, TX 76255
Phone 940.825.3526

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