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Deaf Smith County, Texas Facts

DeafSmith County

When was Deaf Smith County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on December 1, 1890 ) from Young Territory . This county was named for Erastus "Deaf" Smith (1787–1837), a scout during the Texan Revolution .

What is the County Seat of Deaf Smith County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Hereford also, the county government website is www.co.deaf-smith.tx.us.

What counties are adjacent to Deaf Smith County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Oldham County (north), Randall County (east), Castro County (southeast), Parmer County (south), Curry County, New Mexico (southwest), Quay County, New Mexico (west).

What cities and towns are in Deaf Smith County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hereford.


Deaf Smith County, TX Vital Records

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


Deaf Smith County, TX Census Records

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

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


Deaf Smith County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Deaf Smith County Courthouse

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

  • Deaf Smith County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 235 E. 3rd, Rm. 203, Hereford 79045-5542
  • Deaf Smith 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) 363-7077
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1890
    • Land Records: 1890
    • Probate Records: 1890
    • Court Records: 1890
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Deaf Smith County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Deaf Smith Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Deaf Smith Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Deaf Smith Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Deaf Smith Co. TX General and History Websites

Deaf Smith Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Deaf Smith Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Deaf Smith Co. TX Military Records

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