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Collin County, Texas Facts

Collin County

When was Collin County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 3, 1846 from Fannin County. This county was named for Collin McKinney (1766–1861), an author of the Texas Declaration of Independence .

What is the County Seat of Collin County, TX?
The County Seat is located in McKinney also, the county government website is www.co.collin.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Collin County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Grayson County (north), Fannin County (northeast), Hunt County (east), Rockwall County (southeast), Dallas County (south), Denton County (west).

What cities and towns are in Collin County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Allen, Anna, Blue Ridge, Carrollton, Celina, Dallas, Fairview, Farmersville, Frisco, Garland, Lavon, Lowry Crossing, Lucas, McKinney, Melissa, Murphy, Nevada, New Hope, Parker, Plano, Princeton, Prosper, Richardson, Royse City, Sachse, St. Paul, Van Alstyne, Weston, Wylie.


Collin County, TX Vital Records

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


Collin County, TX Census Records

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

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


Collin County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Collin County Courthouse

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

  • Collin County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 2300 Bloomdale Rd., 2104, McKinney 75071
  • Collin 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: (972) 548-4139
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1846
    • Land Records: 1846
    • Probate Records: 1846
    • Court Records: 1846
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Collin County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Collin Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Collin Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Collin Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Collin Co. TX General and History Websites

Collin Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Collin Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Collin Co. TX Military Records

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