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Callahan County Books & County Histories

Books related to Callahan County history.  Unfortunately these books are not online.  You may be able to find them at your local library or borrow them through Interlibrary Loan.


Callahan County

  • Early Days in Callahan County, 1966, by Brutus Clay Christman.
  • I Remember Callahan, 1986 Callahan County Historical Commission.
    Name index to I Remember Callahan online at the Callahan County Homepage.


  • Crossties to Callahan: The Family of Alfred Dayton Williams, 1981, by J. D. Williams.

Belle Plain

  • Belle Plain, Texas: The Ghost Town in Callahan, 1972 by Thomas Robert Havins


  • The Hills of Home, 1949 by John Berry.  Story of the author's growing up in Clyde, Texas.
  • Records and Recollections of Clyde Schools by Naoma McCarley Huff and Jewel Tabor Swanzy, 1993.


  • Nubbin Ridge: My Boyhood on a Texas Farm, 1960 by Lewis Nordyke.  Story of Nordyke's growing up in the Cottonwood/Turkey Creek area in the 1910s-1920s.
  • Cottonwood's My Home: Recipes, Memories, History, 2007, Cottonwood Historical Association, edited by Teri Brown. Also, Supplement to Cottonwood's My Home, and Cottonwood's My Home: Vol. 2.  Cottonwood History, Family Histories, Recipes, Old Photographs.
  • Cottonwood Volunteer Fire Control Group: How It Began and How Far Weve Come 1985-2013, 2013, by Teri Brown, Beverly Brown & Barbara Worley. 

Cross Plains

  • Cross Plains Remembered : Photos, Memories & A Little Bit of Everything Else, 2011, Cross Plains Remembered, Volume 2, 2012 and Cross Plains Remembered, Volume 3, 2012, all by the Barbarian Festival Committee, edited by Teri Brown. 352 pages each.  Available at the Cross Plains Library.
  • Footsteps of Approaching Thousands, a History of the Early Days of Cross Plains, 2011 by Ann Beeler. Available from the Cross Plains Library.