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DeWitt County, Texas Facts

Dewitt County

When was DeWitt County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 24, 1846 from Gonzales County, Goliad County and Victoria County. This county was named for Green DeWitt, an empresario who founded an early colony in Texas.

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

What counties are adjacent to DeWitt County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Lavaca County (northeast), Victoria County (southeast), Goliad County (south), Karnes County (southwest), Gonzales County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in DeWitt County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Cuero, Nordheim, Westhoff, Yoakum, Yorktown.

DeWitt County, TX Vital Records

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

DeWitt County, TX Census Records

What DeWitt County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for DeWitt 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.

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

DeWitt County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

DeWitt County Courthouse

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

  • DeWitt County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 307 N. Gonzales St., Cuero 77954
  • DeWitt 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: (361) 275-0864
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1846
    • Land Records:1846
    • Probate Records:1846
    • Court Records: 1852
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

DeWitt County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

DeWitt Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

DeWitt Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

DeWitt Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

DeWitt Co. TX General and History Websites

DeWitt Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

DeWitt Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

DeWitt Co. TX Military Records

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