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Bailey County, Texas
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Bailey County, Texas Facts

Bailey County

When was Bailey County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized March 17, 1919) from Young Territory. This county was named for Peter James Bailey, a soldier and defender of the Alamo.

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

What counties are adjacent to Bailey County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Parmer County (north), Lamb County (east), Cochran County (south), Roosevelt County, New Mexico (west), Curry County, New Mexico (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Bailey County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bula, Enochs, Maple, Muleshoe, Needmore, Virginia City.

Bailey County, TX Vital Records

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

Bailey County, TX Census Records

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

Bailey Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Bailey Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Bailey Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

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.

Bailey County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Bailey County Courthouse

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

  • Bailey County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 300 South First St., Ste. 200, Muleshoe 79347
  • Bailey 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: (806) 272-3044
    • Birth & Death Records: 1919
    • Marriage Records: 1919
    • Land Records: 1919
    • Probate Records: 1919 
    • Court Records: 1919
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Bailey County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Bailey Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Bailey Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Bailey Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bailey Co. TX General and History Websites

Bailey Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Bailey Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bailey Co. TX Military Records

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