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Delta County, Texas
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Delta County, Texas Facts

Delta County

When was Delta County, TX Created?
Allen 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.

What is the County Seat of Delta County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Cooper also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Delta County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Lamar County (north and northeast), Franklin County (east), Hopkins County (south and southeast), Hunt County (southwest), Fannin County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Delta County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Cooper, Pecan Gap .

Delta County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Delta County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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, TX Census Records

What Delta County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Delta County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available 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.

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.

Delta County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Delta County Courthouse

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

  • 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
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Delta County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Delta Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Delta Co. TX Cemeteries & Church 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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