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Collingsworth County, Texas Facts

Collingsworth County

When was Collingsworth County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on September 30, 1890 ) from Young Territory . This county was named for James Collinsworth, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and first chief justice of the Republic of Texas .

What is the County Seat of Collingsworth County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Wellington also, the county government website is www.co.collingsworth.tx.us.

What counties are adjacent to Collingsworth County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Wheeler County (north), Beckham County, Oklahoma (northeast), Harmon County, Oklahoma (southeast), Childress County (south), Hall County (southwest), Donley County (west).

What cities and towns are in Collingsworth County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Dodson, Quail, Samnorwood, Wellington.


Collingsworth County, TX Vital Records

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


Collingsworth County, TX Census Records

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

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


Collingsworth County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Collingsworth County Courthouse

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

  • Collingsworth County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 800 W. Ave., Box 10, Wellington 79095
  • Collingsworth 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) 447-2408
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1890
    • Land Records: 1890
    • Probate Records: 1890 
    • Court Records: 1891
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Collingsworth County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Collingsworth Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Collingsworth Co. TX General and History Websites

Collingsworth Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Collingsworth Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Collingsworth Co. TX Military Records

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