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Houston County, Texas
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Houston County, Texas Facts

Houston County

When was Houston County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on June 12, 1837 from Nacogdoches County. This county was named for Sam Houston (1793–1863), general of the Texan Revolution, commander at the Battle of San Jacinto and later president of the Republic of Texas, U.S. Senator and governor of the state of Texas .

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

What counties are adjacent to Houston County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Anderson County (north), Cherokee County (northeast), Angelina County (east), Trinity County (southeast), Walker County (south), Madison County (southwest), Leon County (west).

What cities and towns are in Houston County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Crockett, Grapeland, Kennard, Latexo, Lovelady.

Houston County, TX Vital Records

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

Houston County, TX Census Records

What Houston County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Houston 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.

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

Houston County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Houston County Courthouse

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

  • Houston County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 370, Crockett 75835
  • Houston 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: (936) 544-3255 Ext. 241
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1882
    • Land Records: 1865
    • Probate Records: 1859 
    • Court Records: 1878
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Houston County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Houston Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Houston Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Houston Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Houston Co. TX General and History Websites

Houston Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Houston Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Houston Co. TX Military Records

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