Search For Your Ancestors in Historical Documents




Childress County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts

Childress County, Texas Facts

Childress County

When was Childress County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on November 19, 1876 (organized on April 11, 1887 ) from Hardeman County and Young Territory . This county was named for George Campbell Childress (1804–1841), one of the authors of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

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

What counties are adjacent to Childress County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Colingsworth County (north), Harmon County, Oklahoma (northeast), Hardeman County (east), Cottle County (south), Hall County (west).

What cities and towns are in Childress County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Childress.

Childress County, TX Vital Records

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

Childress County, TX Census Records

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

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

Childress County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Childress County Courthouse

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

  • Childress County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: Courthouse, Box 4, Childress 79201
  • Childress 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: (940) 937-6143
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1887
    • Land Records: 1887
    • Probate Records: 1888
    • Court Records: 1887
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Childress County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Childress Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Childress Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Childress Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Childress Co. TX General and History Websites

Childress Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Childress Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Childress Co. TX Military Records

Copyright © 2014,