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Hale County, Texas
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Hale County, Texas Facts

Hale County

When was Hale County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on August 4, 1888) from Young Territory. This county was named for John C. Hale, a lieutenant killed in action at the Battle of San Jacinto .

What is the County Seat of Hale County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Plainview also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Hale County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Swisher County (north), Floyd County (east), Lubbock County (south), Lamb County (west), Castro County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Hale County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Abernathy, Cotton Center, Edmonson, Hale Center, Hale City, Petersburg, Plainview, Seth Ward.

Hale County, TX Vital Records

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

Hale County, TX Census Records

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

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

Hale County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Hale County Courthouse

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

  • Hale County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 500 Broadway 140, Plainview 79072
  • Hale 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: (806) 291-5205
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1888
    • Land Records: 1888
    • Probate Records: 1888 
    • Court Records: 1888
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Hale County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Hale Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Hale Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Hale Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hale Co. TX General and History Websites

Hale Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Hale Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hale Co. TX Military Records

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