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Denton County, Texas Facts

Denton County

When was Denton County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 11, 1846 from Fannin County. This county was named for John Bunyan Denton (1806–1841), a preacher, lawyer, and soldier killed during a raid on a Native American camp .

What is the County Seat of Denton County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Denton also, the county government website is www.co.denton.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Denton County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Cooke County (north), Grayson County (northeast), Collin County (east), Dallas County (southeast), Tarrant County (south), Wise County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Denton County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Argyle city, Aubrey city, Bartonville town, Carrollton, Celina, Coppell, Copper Canyon town, Corinth city, Corral City town, Cross Roads town, Dallas, Denton city, DISH town, Double Oak town, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Grapevine, Hackberry town, Haslet, Hebron, Hickory Creek town, Highland Village city, Justin city, Krugerville city, Krum city, Lake Dallas city, Lakewood Village city, Lewisville, Lincoln Park town, Little Elm city, Northlake town, Oak Point city, Pilot Point, Plano, Ponder town, Prosper, Roanoke, Sanger city, Shady Shores town, Southlake, The Colony city, Trophy Club, Westlake.


Denton County, TX Vital Records

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


Denton County, TX Census Records

What Denton County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Denton County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Denton Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Denton Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Denton 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.


Denton County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Denton County Courthouse

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

  • Denton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1450 E. McKinney, Ste 1103, Denton 76209
  • Denton 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: (940) 349-2012
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1875
    • Land Records: 1854
    • Probate Records: 1876 
    • Court Records: 1877
  • Land Grant Certificates Denton County
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Denton County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Denton Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Denton Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Denton Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Denton Co. TX General and History Websites

Denton Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Denton Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Denton Co. TX Military Records

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