Hamilton County, Texas
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Hamilton County

Hamilton 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 .

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

Areas bordering to Hamilton County are Erath County (north), Bosque County (northeast), Coryell County (southeast), Lampasas County (south), Mills County (southwest), Comanche County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Hamilton County include Evant, Hamilton, Hico.

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 consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found 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.

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Hamilton County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Hamilton County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Hamilton County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Hamilton County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Texas courthouses and archives everywhere are the aspirations and worries of many Texas citizens.

The chances are excellent that your particular forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a number of elements of their lives in the Hamilton County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records will be in Hamilton County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county. Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fires in September 1863, March 1877, and February 1886.

I highly recommend you get in touch with the clerk's office to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other facts prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A good number of workers will aid persons in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the man or women to do the research.
  • 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
  • Hamilton County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Hamilton County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Hamilton County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own most liked Hamilton County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Hamilton Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Hamilton Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Hamilton Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Hamilton Co. TX Census Records

Hamilton Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Hamilton Co. TX Church & Bible 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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