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Bee County, Texas Facts

Bee County

When was Bee County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on December 8, 1857 from Live Oak County, Goliad County, Refugio County, San Patricio County and Karnes County. This county was named for Barnard Elliott Bee, Sr. (1787–1853), a secretary of state of the Republic of Texas .

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

What counties are adjacent to Bee County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Karnes County (north), Goliad County (northeast), Refugio County (east), San Patricio County (southeast), Live Oak County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Bee County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Beeville, Blue Berry Hill, Mineral, Normanna, Pawnee, Pettus, Skidmore, Tuleta, Tulsita, Tynan.

Bee County, TX Vital Records

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

Bee County, TX Census Records

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

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

Bee County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Bee County Courthouse

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

  • Bee County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 105 W. Corpus Christi St., Rm. 108, Beeville 78102
  • Bee 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: (361) 362-3245
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1860
    • Land Records: 1858
    • Probate Records: 1859 
    • Court Records: 1858
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Bee County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Bee Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Bee Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Bee Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bee Co. TX General and History Websites

Bee Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Bee Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bee Co. TX Military Records

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