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Cherokee County, Texas
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Cherokee County, Texas Facts

Cherokee County

When was Cherokee County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 11, 1846 from Nacogdoches County. This county was named for the Cherokee Native American tribe .

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

What counties are adjacent to Cherokee County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Smith County (north), Rusk County (northeast), Nacogdoches County (east), Angelina County (southeast), Houston County (southwest), Anderson County County(west), Henderson County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Cherokee County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Alto, Bullard , Cuney, Gallatin, Jacksonville, New Summerfield, Reklaw, Rusk, Troup, Wells.

Cherokee County, TX Vital Records

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

Cherokee County, TX Census Records

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

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

Cherokee County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Cherokee County Courthouse

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

  • Cherokee County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 420, Rusk 75785
  • Cherokee 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) 683-2350
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1846
    • Land Records: 1847
    • Probate Records: 1839 
    • Court Records: 1846
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Cherokee County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Cherokee Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Cherokee Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Cherokee Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Cherokee Co. TX General and History Websites

Cherokee Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Cherokee Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cherokee Co. TX Military Records

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