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Archer County, Texas
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Archer County, Texas Facts

Archer County

When was Archer County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 22, 1858 (organized July 27, 1880) from Unorganized Territory. This county was named for Branch Tanner Archer, a commissioner for the Republic of Texas .

What is the County Seat of Archer County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Archer City also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Archer County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Wichita County (north), Clay County (east), Jack County (southeast), Young County (south), Baylor County (west).

What cities and towns are in Archer County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Archer City, Holliday, Scotland, Lakeside City, Megargel, Windthorst.

Archer County, TX Vital Records

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

Archer County, TX Census Records

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

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

Archer County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Archer County Courthouse

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

  • Archer County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 427, Archer City 76351
  • Archer 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: (940) 574-4302
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1881
    • Land Records: 1830
    • Probate Records: 1875
    • Court Records: 1880
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Archer County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Archer Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Archer Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Archer Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Archer Co. TX General and History Websites

Archer Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Archer Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Archer Co. TX Military Records

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