Cochran County, Texas
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Cochran County

Cochran County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on December 1924) from Young Territory. This county was named for Robert E. Cochran (1810–1836), a defender of the Alamo.

The Cochran County Seat is located in Morton also, the county government website is www.co.cochran.tx.us/.

Areas bordering to Cochran County are Bailey County (north), Hockley County (east), Yoakum County (south), Lea County, New Mexico (southwest), Roosevelt County, New Mexico (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Cochran County include Morton, Whiteface.

Cochran 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 Cochran 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.

Cochran County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Cochran Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Cochran Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Cochran Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

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

Cochran County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Cochran County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Cochran 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 Cochran 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 Cochran County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county. Some early records  prior to organization on December 1924 may be located in Young County, Baylor County, Crosby County, Hale County, Lubbock County and Hockley County

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.
  • Cochran County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 N. Main, Room 102, Morton 79346
  • Cochran 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: (806) 266-5450
    • Birth & Death Records: 1924
    • Marriage Records: 1924
    • Land Records: 1924
    • Probate Records: 1924 
    • Court Records: 1925
  • Cochran County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Cochran County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Cochran 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 Cochran County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Cochran Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Cochran Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Cochran Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Cochran Co. TX Census Records

Cochran Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Cochran Co. TX Church & Bible Records

Cochran Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Cochran Co. TX General and History Websites

Cochran Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Cochran Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cochran Co. TX Military Records

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