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Colorado County, Texas Facts

Colorado County

When was Colorado County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties created from Old Mexican Municipalities and Counties of Mina and Matagorda. This county was named for the Colorado River of Texas .

What is the County Seat of Colorado County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Columbus also, the county government website is www.co.colorado.tx.us.

What counties are adjacent to Colorado County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Austin County (northeast), Wharton County (southeast), Jackson County (south), Lavaca County (southwest), Fayette County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Colorado County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Columbus, Eagle Lake, Weimar.


Colorado County, TX Vital Records

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


Colorado County, TX Census Records

What Colorado County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Colorado County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Colorado County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Colorado County Courthouse

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

  • Colorado County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 400 Spring Street, Suite 103, Columbus 78934
  • Colorado 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: (979) 732-6561
    • Birth & Death Records: 1853 for Birth; 1903 for death
    • Marriage Records: 1837
    • Land Records: 1824
    • Probate Records: 1837 
    • Court Records: 1837
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Colorado County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Colorado Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Colorado Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Colorado Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Colorado Co. TX General and History Websites

Colorado Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Colorado Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Colorado Co. TX Military Records

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