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Eastland County, Texas Facts

Eastland County

When was Eastland County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on December 2, 1873) from Non-County Area and Palo Pinto County. This county was named for William Mosby Eastland, a soldier during the Texas Revolution.

What is the County Seat of Eastland County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Eastland also, the county government website is county.eastlandcountytexas.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Eastland County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Stephens County (north), Palo Pinto County (northeast), Erath County (east), Comanche County (southeast), Brown County (south), Callahan County (west), Shackelford County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Eastland County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Carbon, Cisco, Eastland, Gorman, Ranger, Rising Star.


Eastland County, TX Vital Records

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


Eastland County, TX Census Records

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

Eastland Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Eastland Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Eastland Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 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.


Eastland County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Eastland County Courthouse

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

  • Eastland County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 110, Eastland 76448
  • Eastland 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: (254) 629-1583
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1873
    • Land Records: 1874
    • Probate Records: 1874 
    • Court Records: 1874
  • Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868-1949
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Eastland County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Eastland Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Eastland Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Eastland Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Eastland Co. TX General and History Websites

Eastland Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Eastland Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Eastland Co. TX Military Records

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