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Hemphill County, Texas
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Hemphill County, Texas Facts

Hemphill County

When was Hemphill County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on July 1887) from Young Territory. This county was named for John Hemphill (1803–1862), U.S. Senator and Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court .

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

What counties are adjacent to Hemphill County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Lipscomb County (north), Ellis County, Oklahoma (northeast), Roger Mills County, Oklahoma (southeast), Wheeler County (south), Roberts County (west).

What cities and towns are in Hemphill County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Canadian.

Hemphill County, TX Vital Records

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

Hemphill County, TX Census Records

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

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

Hemphill County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Hemphill County Courthouse

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

  • Hemphill County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 867, Canadian 79014
  • Hemphill 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) 323-6212
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1887
    • Land Records: 1887
    • Probate Records: 1887 
    • Court Records: 1887
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Hemphill County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Hemphill Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Hemphill Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Hemphill Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hemphill Co. TX General and History Websites

Hemphill Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Hemphill Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hemphill Co. TX Military Records

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