Cass County, Texas

Cass County

Cass 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.

The Cass County Seat is located in Linden also, the county government website is www.co.cass.tx.us.

Areas bordering to Cass County are Bowie County (north), Miller County, AR (northeast), Caddo Parish, Louisiana (southeast), Marion County (south), Morris County (west) .

Cities and towns located in Cass County include Atlanta, Avinger, Bloomburg, Domino, Douglassville, Hughes Springs, Linden, Marietta, Queen City.

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 consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found 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.

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Cass County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Cass County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Cass County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Cass County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Texas courthouses and archives everywhere are the aspirations and worries of many Texas citizens.

The chances are excellent that your particular forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a number of elements of their lives in the Cass County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records will be in Cass County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county. Cass County Courthouse damaged by fire in August 1933.

I highly recommend you get in touch with the clerk's office to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other facts prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A good number of workers will aid persons in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the man or women to do the research.
  • 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
  • Cass County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Cass County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Cass County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own most liked Cass County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Cass Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Cass Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Cass Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Cass Co. TX Census Records

Cass Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Cass Co. TX Church & Bible 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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