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Calhoun County, Texas Facts

Calhoun County

When was Calhoun County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 4, 1846 from Jackson County and Victoria County. This county was named for John C. Calhoun, the seventh vice president of the United States (1825–1832) .

What is the County Seat of Calhoun County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Port Lavaca also, the county government website is www.calhouncotx.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Calhoun County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Jackson County (north), Matagorda County (east), Aransas County (southwest), Refugio County (west), Victoria County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Calhoun County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Point Comfort, Port Lavaca, Seadrift.


Calhoun County, TX Vital Records

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


Calhoun County, TX Census Records

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

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


Calhoun County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Calhoun County Courthouse

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

  • Calhoun County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 211 S. Ann St. Rm. 102, Port Lavaca 77979
  • Calhoun 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) 553-4411
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1846
    • Land Records: 1846
    • Probate Records: 1846 
    • Court Records: 1847
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Calhoun County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Calhoun Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Calhoun Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Calhoun Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Calhoun Co. TX General and History Websites

Calhoun Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Calhoun Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Calhoun Co. TX Military Records

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