Hunt County, Texas
Genealogy and Facts

Hunt County

Hunt County was created on April 11, 1846  from Fannin County and Nacogdoches County. This county was named for Memucan Hunt, Jr. (1807–1856), a secretary of the navy under the Republic of Texas .

The Hunt County Seat is located in Greenville also, the county government website is www.huntcounty.net/.

Areas bordering to Hunt County are Fannin County (north), Delta County (northeast), Hopkins County (east), Rains County (southeast), Van Zandt County (south), Kaufman County (south), Rockwall County (southwest), Collin County (west).

Cities and towns located in Hunt County include Caddo Mills, Campbell, Celeste, Commerce, Greenville, Hawk Cove, Lone Oak, Neylandville, Quinlan, Union Valley, West Tawakoni, Wolfe City.

Hunt 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 Hunt 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.

Hunt County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Hunt Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hunt Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hunt Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Hunt County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Hunt County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Hunt County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Hunt County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Texas courthouses and archives everywhere are the aspirations and worries of many Texas citizens.

The chances are excellent that your particular forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a number of elements of their lives in the Hunt County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records will be in Hunt County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county. The Courthouse, built in 1883, was destroyed by a fire on August 17, 1884 which heavily damaged the town's commercial district. Some early records destroyed. (more).

I highly recommend you get in touch with the clerk's office to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other facts prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A good number of workers will aid persons in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the man or women to do the research.
  • Hunt County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 1316, Greenville 75403
  • Hunt 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) 408-4130
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1858
    • Land Records: 1846
    • Probate Records: 1847 
    • Court Records: 1851
  • Hunt County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Hunt County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Hunt County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own most liked Hunt County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Hunt Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Hunt Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Hunt Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Hunt Co. TX Census Records

Hunt Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Hunt Co. TX Church & Bible Records

Hunt Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hunt Co. TX General and History Websites

Hunt Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Hunt Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hunt Co. TX Military Records

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