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Cass County, Texas
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Cass County, Texas Facts

Cass County

When was Cass County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 25, 1846 from Bowie County (renamed to Davis County from 1861-May 1871). This county was named for Lewis Cass (1782–1866), a senator from Michigan who had favored the annexation of Texas to the United States
Named Davis County 1861–1871.

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

What counties are adjacent to Cass County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Bowie County (north), Miller County, AR (northeast), Caddo Parish, Louisiana (southeast), Marion County (south), Morris County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Cass County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Atlanta, Avinger, Bloomburg, Domino, Douglassville, Hughes Springs, Linden, Marietta, Queen City.

Cass County, TX Vital Records

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

Cass County, TX Census Records

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

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

Cass County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Cass County Courthouse

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

  • Cass County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 449, Linden 75563
  • Cass 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: (903) 756-5071
    • Birth & Death Records: 1870 for Birth; 1903 for death
    • Marriage Records: 1847
    • Land Records: 1844
    • Probate Records: 1846 
    • Court Records: 1846
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Cass County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Cass Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Cass Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Cass Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Cass Co. TX General and History Websites

Cass Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Cass Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cass Co. TX Military Records

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