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Hartley County, Texas Facts

Hartley County

When was Hartley County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on January 1891 ) from Young Territory. This county was named for Oliver C. and Rufus K. Hartley, brothers and original reporters for the Texas Supreme Court .

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

What counties are adjacent to Hartley County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Dallam County (north), Moore County (east), Oldham County (south), Quay County, New Mexico (southwest), Union County, New Mexico (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Hartley County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Channing, Dalhart, Hartley.

Hartley County, TX Vital Records

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

Hartley County, TX Census Records

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

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

Hartley County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Hartley County Courthouse

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

  • Hartley County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box Q, Channing 79018
  • Hartley 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) 235-3582
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1891
    • Land Records: 1891
    • Probate Records: 1891
    • Court Records: 1891
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Hartley County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Hartley Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Hartley Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Hartley Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hartley Co. TX General and History Websites

Hartley Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Hartley Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hartley Co. TX Military Records

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