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Dickens County, Texas Facts

Dickens County

When was Dickens County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on February 9, 1891 ) from Young Territory . This county was named for J.A. Dickens, who died at the Battle of the Alamo .

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

What counties are adjacent to Dickens County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Motley County (north), King County (east), Kent County (south), Crosby County (west).

What cities and towns are in Dickens County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Dickens, Spur.

Dickens County, TX Vital Records

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

Dickens County, TX Census Records

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

Dickens Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Dickens Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Dickens Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

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.

Dickens County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Dickens County Courthouse

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

  • Dickens County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 120, Dickens 79229
  • Dickens 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: (806) 623-5531
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1891
    • Land Records: 1891
    • Probate Records: 1891 
    • Court Records: 1891
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Dickens County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Dickens Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Dickens Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Dickens Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Dickens Co. TX General and History Websites

Dickens Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Dickens Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Dickens Co. TX Military Records

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