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Harrison County, Texas Facts

Harrison County

When was Harrison County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 28, 1839 (organized on June 18, 1842) from Shelby County. This county was named for Jonas Harrison, a lawyer and soldier in the Texas Revolution .

What is the County Seat of Harrison County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Marshall also, the county government website is www.co.harrison.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Harrison County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Marion County (north), Caddo Parish, Louisiana (east), Panola County (south), Rusk County (southwest), Gregg County (west), Upshur County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Harrison County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hallsville, Longview, Marshall, Nesbitt, Scottsville, Uncertain, Waskom.


Harrison County, TX Vital Records

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


Harrison County, TX Census Records

What Harrison County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Harrison County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Harrison County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Harrison County Courthouse

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

  • Harrison County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 1365, Marshall 75671
  • Harrison 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: (903) 935-8403
    • Birth & Death Records: 1869 for Birth; 1849 for death
    • Marriage Records: 1838
    • Land Records: 1839
    • Probate Records: 1838 
    • Court Records: 1840
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Harrison County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Harrison Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Harrison Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Harrison Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Harrison Co. TX General and History Websites

Harrison Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Harrison Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Harrison Co. TX Military Records

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