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Cottle County, Texas Facts

Cottle County

When was Cottle County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on January 11, 1892 ) from Hardeman County and Young Territory. This county was named for George Washington Cottle, who died defending the Alamo .

What is the County Seat of Cottle County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Paducah also, the county government website is unknown.

What counties are adjacent to Cottle County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Childress County (north), Hardeman County (northeast), Foard County (east), King County (south), Motley County (west), Hall County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Cottle County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Narcisso, Paducah.

Cottle County, TX Vital Records

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

Cottle County, TX Census Records

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

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

Cottle County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Cottle County Courthouse

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

  • Cottle County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 717, Paducah 79248
  • Cottle 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) 492-3823
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1892
    • Land Records: 1892
    • Probate Records: 1892 
    • Court Records: 1892
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Cottle County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Cottle Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Cottle Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Cottle Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Cottle Co. TX General and History Websites

Cottle Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Cottle Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cottle Co. TX Military Records

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