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Gaines County, Texas Facts

Gaines County

When was Gaines County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on October 24, 1905) from Young Territory . This county was named for James Gaines, merchant and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence .

What is the County Seat of Gaines County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Seminole also, the county government website is www.co.gaines.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Gaines County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Yoakum County (north), Terry County (north), Dawson County (east), Martin County (southeast), Andrews County (south), Lea County, New Mexico (west) .

What cities and towns are in Gaines County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Denver City, Seagraves, Seminole.


Gaines County, TX Vital Records

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


Gaines County, TX Census Records

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

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


Gaines County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Gaines County Courthouse

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

  • Gaines County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 101 So. Main, Room 107, Seminole 79360
  • Gaines 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: (432) 758-4033
    • Birth & Death Records: 1905
    • Marriage Records:1906
    • Land Records: 1905
    • Probate Records: 1905
    • Court Records: 1906
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Gaines County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Gaines Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Gaines Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Gaines Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Gaines Co. TX General and History Websites

Gaines Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Gaines Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Gaines Co. TX Military Records

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