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Borden County, Texas Facts

Borden County

When was Borden County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on November 19, 1876 (organized on March 17, 1891) from Bosque County. This county was named for Gail Borden, Jr. (1801–1874), businessman, publisher, surveyor, and inventor of condensed milk.

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

What counties are adjacent to Borden County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Garza County (north), Scurry County (east), Mitchell County (southeast), Howard County (south), Dawson County (west), Lynn County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Borden County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include None.

Borden County, TX Vital Records

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

Borden County, TX Census Records

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

Borden Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Borden Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Borden 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.

Borden County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Borden County Courthouse

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

  • Borden County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 124, Gail 79738
  • Borden 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) 756-4324
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1891
    • Land Records: 1891
    • Probate Records: 1891 
    • Court Records: 1891
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Borden County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Borden Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Borden Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Borden Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Borden Co. TX General and History Websites

Borden Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Borden Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Borden Co. TX Military Records

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