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Brazoria County, Texas Facts

Brazoria County

When was Brazoria County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on May 1, 1832 as one of the original 23 counties (established as a municipality by Mexico). This county was named for Brazoria, Texas, an early port on the Brazos River.

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

What counties are adjacent to Brazoria County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Harris County (north), Galveston County (northeast), Matagorda County (southwest), Wharton County (west), Fort Bend County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Brazoria County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Alvin, Angleton, Brazoria, Brookside Village, Clute, Danbury, Freeport, Lake Jackson, Liverpool, Manvel, Oyster Creek, Pearland , Richwood, Sandy Point, Surfside Beach, Sweeny, West Columbia, Holiday Lakes, Quintana.

Brazoria County, TX Vital Records

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

Brazoria County, TX Census Records

What Brazoria County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Brazoria County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Brazoria Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Brazoria Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Brazoria Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 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.

Brazoria County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Brazoria County Courthouse

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

  • Brazoria County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 111 E. Locust, Ste 200, Angleton 77515
  • Brazoria 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: (979) 864-1371
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1829
    • Land Records: 1837
    • Probate Records: 1837 
    • Court Records: 1837
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Brazoria County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Brazoria Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Brazoria Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Brazoria Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Brazoria Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Brazoria Co. TX General and History Websites

Brazoria Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Brazoria Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Brazoria Co. TX Military Records

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