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Fannin County, Texas Facts

Fannin County

When was Fannin County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on December 14, 1837 from Nacogdoches County . This county was named for James Walker Fannin, Jr. (1805–1836), the commander of the Texans killed in the Goliad Massacre.

What is the County Seat of Fannin County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Bonham also, the county government website is www.co.fannin.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Fannin County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Bryan County, Oklahoma (north), Lamar County (east), Delta County (southeast), Hunt County (south), Collin County (southwest), Grayson County (west).

What cities and towns are in Fannin County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bailey, Bonham, Dodd City, Ector, Honey Grove, Ladonia, Leonard, Pecan Gap, Ravenna, Savoy, Trenton, Whitewright, Windom.


Fannin County, TX Vital Records

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


Fannin County, TX Census Records

What Fannin County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Fannin County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Fannin County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Fannin County Courthouse

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

  • Fannin County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 101 E. Sam Rayburn, 102, Bonham 75418
  • Fannin 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: (903) 583-7488
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1852
    • Land Records: 1838
    • Probate Records: 1838
    • Court Records: 1838
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Fannin County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Fannin Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Fannin Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Fannin Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Fannin Co. TX General and History Websites

Fannin Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Fannin Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Fannin Co. TX Military Records

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