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Baylor County, Texas Facts

Baylor County

When was Baylor County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on Febuary 1, 1858 from Young Territory . This county was named for Henry Weidner Baylor, a surgeon in the Texas Rangers during the Mexican-American War.

What is the County Seat of Baylor County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Seymour also, the county government website is www.baylorcountytexas.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Baylor County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Wilbarger County (north), Archer County (east), Throckmorton County (south), Knox County (west), Foard County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Baylor County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Seymour.


Baylor County, TX Vital Records

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


Baylor County, TX Census Records

What Baylor County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Baylor 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.

Baylor Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Baylor Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Baylor 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.


Baylor County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Baylor County Courthouse

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

  • Baylor County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 101 S. Washington, Seymour 76380
  • Baylor 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) 889-3322
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1879
    • Land Records: 1879
    • Probate Records: 1879 
    • Court Records: 1881
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Baylor County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Baylor Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Baylor Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Baylor Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Baylor Co. TX General and History Websites

Baylor Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Baylor Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Baylor Co. TX Military Records

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