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Cochran County, Texas Facts

Cochran County

When was Cochran County, TX Created?
Allen 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.

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

What counties are adjacent to Cochran County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Bailey County (north), Hockley County (east), Yoakum County (south), Lea County, New Mexico (southwest), Roosevelt County, New Mexico (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Cochran County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Morton, Whiteface.


Cochran County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Cochran County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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, TX Census Records

What Cochran County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Cochran County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available 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.

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.


Cochran County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Cochran County Courthouse

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

  • 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
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Cochran County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Cochran Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Cochran Co. TX Cemeteries & Church 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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