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Henderson County, Texas
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Henderson County, Texas Facts

Henderson County

When was Henderson County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 27, 1846 from Houston County and Nacogdoches County. This county was named for James Pinckney Henderson, the first governor of Texas (1846–1847) .

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

What counties are adjacent to Henderson County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Kaufman County (north), Van Zandt County (north), Smith County (east), Cherokee County (southeast), Anderson County County(south), Freestone County (southwest), Navarro County (west), Ellis County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Henderson County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Athens, Berryville, Brownsboro, Caney City, Chandler, Coffee City, Enchanted Oaks, Eustace, Gun Barrel City, Log Cabin, Mabank , Malakoff, Moore Station, Murchison, Payne Springs, Poynor, Seven Points, Star Harbor, Tool, Trinidad.

Henderson County, TX Vital Records

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

Henderson County, TX Census Records

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

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

Henderson County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Henderson County Courthouse

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

  • Henderson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 101 E. Tyler St., Courthouse, Athens 75751
  • Henderson 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) 675-6140
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1847
    • Land Records: 1847
    • Probate Records: 1846
    • Court Records: 1847
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Henderson County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Henderson Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Henderson Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Henderson Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Henderson Co. TX General and History Websites

Henderson Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Henderson Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Henderson Co. TX Military Records

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