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Carson County, Texas
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Carson County, Texas Facts

Carson County

When was Carson County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on November 19, 1876 (organized on June 29, 1888 ) from Young Territory . This county was named for Samuel Price Carson, the first secretary of state of the Republic of Texas (1836–1838).

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

What counties are adjacent to Carson County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Hutchinson County (north), Roberts County (northeast), Gray County (east), Armstrong County (south), Potter County (west), Moore County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Carson County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Groom, Panhandle, Skellytown, White Deer.

Carson County, TX Vital Records

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

Carson County, TX Census Records

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

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

Carson County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Carson County Courthouse

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

  • Carson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 487, Panhandle 79068
  • Carson 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) 537-3873
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1888
    • Land Records: 1888
    • Probate Records: 1888 
    • Court Records: 1888
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Carson County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Carson Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Carson Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Carson Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Carson Co. TX General and History Websites

Carson Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Carson Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Carson Co. TX Military Records

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