Colorado County, Texas
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Colorado County

Colorado 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 .

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

Areas bordering to Colorado County are Austin County (northeast), Wharton County (southeast), Jackson County (south), Lavaca County (southwest), Fayette County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Colorado County include Columbus, Eagle Lake, Weimar.

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 consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found 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.

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

Colorado County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Colorado County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this 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.
  • 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
  • Colorado County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Colorado County Links

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

Colorado Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Colorado Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Colorado Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Colorado Co. TX Census Records

Colorado Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Colorado Co. TX Church & Bible 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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