Denton County, Texas

Denton County

Denton 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 .

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

Areas bordering to Denton County are Cooke County (north), Grayson County (northeast), Collin County (east), Dallas County (southeast), Tarrant County (south), Wise County (west) .

Cities and towns located in Denton 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 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 consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found 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.

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Denton County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Denton County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Denton 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 Denton 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 Denton County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county. Courthouse and almost all county records were destroyed by fire in December 1875.

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.
  • 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
  • Denton County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Denton County Links

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

Denton Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Denton Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Denton Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Denton Co. TX Census Records

Denton Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Denton Co. TX Church & Bible 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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