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Grimes County, Texas Facts

Grimes County

When was Grimes County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 6, 1846 from Montgomery County. This county was named for Jesse Grimes (1788–1866), a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and early settler of the future county .

What is the County Seat of Grimes County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Anderson also, the county government website is www.co.grimes.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Grimes County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Madison County (north), Walker County (northeast), Montgomery County (southeast), Waller County (south), Washington County (southwest), Brazos County (west).

What cities and towns are in Grimes County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Anderson, Bedias, Iola, Navasota, Todd Mission.


Grimes County, TX Vital Records

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


Grimes County, TX Census Records

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

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


Grimes County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Grimes County Courthouse

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

  • Grimes County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 209, Anderson 77830
  • Grimes 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: (936) 873-2111
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1848
    • Land Records: 1837
    • Probate Records: 1838
    • Court Records: 1844
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Grimes County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Grimes Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Grimes Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Grimes Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Grimes Co. TX General and History Websites

Grimes Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Grimes Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Grimes Co. TX Military Records

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