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Erath County, Texas Facts

Erath County

When was Erath County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 25, 1856 from Bosque County and Coryell County. This county was named for George Bernard Erath, an early surveyor and a soldier at the Battle of San Jacinto.

What is the County Seat of Erath County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Stephenville also, the county government website is co.erath.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Erath County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Palo Pinto County (north), Hood County (northeast), Somervell County (east), Bosque County (southeast), Hamilton County (south), Comanche County (southwest), Eastland County (west).

What cities and towns are in Erath County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Dublin, Stephenville.


Erath County, TX Vital Records

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


Erath County, TX Census Records

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

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


Erath County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Erath County Courthouse

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

  • Erath County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 W. Washington, Stephenville 76401
  • Erath 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) 965-1482
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1869
    • Land Records: 1867
    • Probate Records: 1866 
    • Court Records: 1866
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Erath County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Erath Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Erath Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Erath Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Erath Co. TX General and History Websites

Erath Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Erath Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Erath Co. TX Military Records

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