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Brown County, Texas Facts

Brown County

When was Brown County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 27, 1856 (organized May 1858) from Travis County and Non-County Area . This county was named for Henry Stevenson Brown, a commander at the Battle of Velasco.

What is the County Seat of Brown County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Brownwood also, the county government website is www.browncountytx.org.

What counties are adjacent to Brown County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Eastland County (north), Comanche County (northeast), Mills County (southeast), San Saba County (south), McCulloch County (southwest), Coleman County (west), Callahan County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Brown County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bangs, Blanket, Brownwood, Early.


Brown County, TX Vital Records

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


Brown County, TX Census Records

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

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


Brown County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Brown County Courthouse

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

  • Brown County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 200 South Broadway, Brownwood 76801
  • Brown 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: (325) 643-2594
    • Birth & Death Records: 1900
    • Marriage Records: 1880
    • Land Records: 1836
    • Probate Records: 1880 
    • Court Records: 1884
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Brown County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Brown Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Brown Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Brown Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Brown Co. TX General and History Websites

Brown Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Brown Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Brown Co. TX Military Records

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