Delta County, Texas
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Delta County

Delta County was created on July 29, 1870 from Lamar County and Hopkins County. This county was named for its triangular shape, much like the Greek letter Delta.

The Delta County Seat is located in Cooper also, the county government website is www.co.delta.tx.us.

Areas bordering to Delta County are Lamar County (north and northeast), Franklin County (east), Hopkins County (south and southeast), Hunt County (southwest), Fannin County (northwest) .

Cities and towns located in Delta County include Cooper, Pecan Gap .

Delta 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 Delta 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.

Delta County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Delta Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Delta Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Delta 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.

Delta County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Delta County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Delta 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 Delta 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 Delta County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county. Delta County Courthouse at Cooper was destroyed by fire on 9 March 1899. Nearly all of the county records were stored in a fireproof vault and were saved. Records in the district clerk's office, probably records on current cases, were destroyed.

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.
  • Delta County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 200 W. Dallas Ave, Cooper 75432
  • Delta 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: (903) 395-4400 Ext. 222
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1871
    • Land Records: 1836
    • Probate Records: 1876
    • Court Records: 1872
  • Delta County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Delta County Links

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

Delta Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Delta Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Delta Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Delta Co. TX Census Records

Delta Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Delta Co. TX Church & Bible Records

Delta Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Delta Co. TX General and History Websites

Delta Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Delta Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Delta Co. TX Military Records

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