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Brazos County, Texas Facts

Brazos County

When was Brazos County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 30, 1841 from Washington County and Robertson County (originally named Navasota County until renamed on January 28, 1842). This county was named for the Brazos River .

What is the County Seat of Brazos County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Bryan also, the county government website is www.co.brazos.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Brazos County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Madison County (northeast), Grimes County (east), Washington County (south), Burleson County (southwest), Robertson County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Brazos County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bryan, College Station, Kurten, Millican, Wixon Valley.


Brazos County, TX Vital Records

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


Brazos County, TX Census Records

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

Brazos Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Brazos Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Brazos 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.


Brazos County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Brazos County Courthouse

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

  • Brazos County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 300 E. 26th St., Ste. 120, Bryan 77803
  • Brazos 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) 361-4135
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1841
    • Land Records: 1841
    • Probate Records: 1844 
    • Court Records: 1841
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Brazos County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Brazos Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Brazos Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Brazos Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Brazos Co. TX General and History Websites

Brazos Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Brazos Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Brazos Co. TX Military Records

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