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Jack County, Texas
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Jack County, Texas Facts

Jack County

When was Jack County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 27, 1856 from Cooke County. This county was named for Patrick and William Jack, brothers, participants in the Anahuac Disturbance, and veterans of the Texas Revolution .

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

What counties are adjacent to Jack County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Clay County (north), Montague County (northeast), Wise County (east), Parker County (southeast), Palo Pinto County (south), Young County (west), Archer County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Jack County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bryson, Jacksboro.

Jack County, TX Vital Records

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

Jack County, TX Census Records

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

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

Jack County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Jack County Courthouse

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

  • Jack County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 Main, Ste 208, Jacksboro 76458
  • Jack 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: (940) 567-2111
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1858
    • Land Records: 1858
    • Probate Records: 1858 
    • Court Records: 1858
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Jack County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Jack Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Jack Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Jack Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jack Co. TX General and History Websites

Jack Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Jack Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jack Co. TX Military Records

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