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Franklin County, Texas Facts

Franklin County

When was Franklin County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 6, 1875 from Titus County. This county was named for Benjamin Cromwell Franklin (1805–1873), a judge and Texas State Senator.

What is the County Seat of Franklin County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Mount Vernon also, the county government website is co.franklin.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Franklin County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Red River County (north), Titus County (east), Camp County (southeast), Wood County (south), Hopkins County (west), Delta County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Franklin County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Mount Vernon , Winnsboro .


Franklin County, TX Vital Records

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


Franklin County, TX Census Records

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

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


Franklin County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Franklin County Courthouse

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

  • Franklin County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 200 N. Kaufman St., Mt. Vernon 75457
  • Franklin 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) 537-2342 Ext 2
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1875
    • Land Records: 1841
    • Probate Records: 1875 
    • Court Records: 1875
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Franklin County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Franklin Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Franklin Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Franklin Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Franklin Co. TX General and History Websites

Franklin Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Franklin Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Franklin Co. TX Military Records

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