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Hamilton County, Texas Facts

Hamilton County

When was Hamilton County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on June 22, 1858 from Comanche County, Bosque County and Lampasas County. This county was named for James Hamilton Jr., governor of South Carolina (1830–1832) who gave financial aid to the Republic of Texas .

What is the County Seat of Hamilton County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Hamilton also, the county government website is hamiltoncountytx.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Hamilton County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Erath County (north), Bosque County (northeast), Coryell County (southeast), Lampasas County (south), Mills County (southwest), Comanche County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Hamilton County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Evant, Hamilton, Hico.


Hamilton County, TX Vital Records

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


Hamilton County, TX Census Records

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

Hamilton Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hamilton Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hamilton Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 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.


Hamilton County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Hamilton County Courthouse

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

  • Hamilton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 102 N. Rice St., Suite 107, Hamilton 76531
  • Hamilton 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: (254) 386-3518
    • Birth & Death Records: 1872 for Birth; 1903 for death
    • Marriage Records: 1876
    • Land Records: 1869
    • Probate Records: 1870 
    • Court Records: 1871
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Hamilton County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Hamilton Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Hamilton Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Hamilton Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hamilton Co. TX General and History Websites

Hamilton Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Hamilton Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hamilton Co. TX Military Records

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