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Anderson County, Texas Facts

Anderson County

When was Anderson County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 24, 1846 from Houston County. This county was named for Kenneth Lewis Anderson (1805–1845), the last vice president of the Republic of Texas.

What is the County Seat of Anderson County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Palestine (1847 – present) also, the county government website is http://www.co.anderson.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Anderson County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Henderson County (north), Cherokee County (east), Houston County (south), Leon County (southwest), Freestone County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Anderson County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Palestine, Elkhart, Frankston.


Anderson County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Anderson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Anderson 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 Anderson 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.


Anderson County, TX Census Records

What Anderson County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Anderson County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Anderson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Anderson Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Anderson Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.


Anderson County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Anderson County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Anderson County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Anderson County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Anderson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 500 N. Church Street, 10, Palestine, TX 75801
  • Anderson County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (903) 723-7430
    • Birth & Death Records: 1873 for Birth; 1901 for death
    • Marriage Records: 1846
    • Land Records: 1846
    • Probate Records: 1846 
    • Court Records: 1846
  • 1855 Anderson County Tax List 
  • 1876 Anderson County Tax List
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Anderson County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Anderson County, TX?
A list of Anderson County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Anderson County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Anderson County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Anderson County.

Anderson Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Anderson Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Anderson Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Anderson Co. TX General and History Websites

Anderson Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Anderson Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Anderson Co. TX Military Records

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