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Donley County, Texas Facts

Donley County

When was Donley County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on March 22, 1882) from Young Territory. This county was named for Stockton P. Donley, a frontier lawyer and Texas Supreme Court justice.

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

What counties are adjacent to Donley County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Gray County (north), Collingsworth County (east), Hall County (south), Briscoe County (southwest), Armstrong County (west).

What cities and towns are in Donley County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Clarendon, Hedley, Howardwick.

Donley County, TX Vital Records

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

Donley County, TX Census Records

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

Donley Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Donley Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Donley 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.

Donley County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Donley County Courthouse

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

  • Donley County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Drawer U, Clarendon 79226
  • Donley 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) 874-3436
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1882
    • Land Records: 1882
    • Probate Records: 1882
    • Court Records: 1882
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Donley County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Donley Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Donley Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Donley Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Donley Co. TX General and History Websites

Donley Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Donley Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Donley Co. TX Military Records

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