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Hockley County, Texas
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Hockley County, Texas Facts

Hockley County

When was Hockley County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on Febuary 19, 1921) from Young Territory . This county was named for George Washington Hockley (1802–1854), Chief of Staff of the Texas Army during the Texas Revolution and secretary of war of the Republic of Texas .

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

What counties are adjacent to Hockley County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Lamb County (north), Lubbock County (east), Terry County (south), Cochran County (west).

What cities and towns are in Hockley County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Anton, Levelland, Opdyke West, Ropesville, Smyer, Sundown.

Hockley County, TX Vital Records

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

Hockley County, TX Census Records

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

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

Hockley County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Hockley County Courthouse

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

  • Hockley County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 802 Houston, Ste. 213, Levelland 79336
  • Hockley 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) 894-3185
    • Birth & Death Records: 1921
    • Marriage Records: 1921
    • Land Records: 1921
    • Probate Records: 1921 
    • Court Records: 1921
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Hockley County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Hockley Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Hockley Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Hockley Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hockley Co. TX General and History Websites

Hockley Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Hockley Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hockley Co. TX Military Records

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