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Chambers County, Texas
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Chambers County, Texas Facts

Chambers County

When was Chambers County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on Febuary 12, 1858 from Liberty County and Jefferson County. This county was named for Thomas Jefferson Chambers, lawyer and surveyor who helped to resolve land disputes for Americans in Mexican Texas.

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

What counties are adjacent to Chambers County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Liberty County (north), Jefferson County (east), Galveston County (southwest), Harris County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Chambers County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Anahuac, Baytown, Beach City, Cove, Mont Belvieu, Old River-Winfree, Shoreacres , Seabrook, Texas City .

Chambers County, TX Vital Records

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

Chambers County, TX Census Records

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

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

Chambers County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Chambers County Courthouse

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

  • Chambers County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 728, Anahuac 77514
  • Chambers 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: (409) 267-8309
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1876
    • Land Records: 1875
    • Probate Records: 1876 
    • Court Records: 1876
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Chambers County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Chambers Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Chambers Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Chambers Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Chambers Co. TX General and History Websites

Chambers Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Chambers Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Chambers Co. TX Military Records

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