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Jackson County, Texas Facts

Jackson County

When was Jackson County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties (established as a municipality by the Provisional Government of Texas on December 5, 1835 from Matagorda County). This county was named for Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans and the seventh president of the United States (1829–1837) .

What is the County Seat of Jackson County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Edna also, the county government website is www.co.jackson.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Jackson County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Colorado County (north), Wharton County (northeast), Matagorda County (southeast), Calhoun County (south), Victoria County (southwest), Lavaca County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Jackson County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Edna, Ganado, La Ward.


Jackson County, TX Vital Records

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


Jackson County, TX Census Records

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

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


Jackson County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Jackson County Courthouse

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

  • Jackson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 115 W. Main, Rm. 101, Edna 77957
  • Jackson 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: (361) 782-3563
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1837
    • Land Records: 1836
    • Probate Records: 1837
    • Court Records: 1838
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Jackson County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Jackson Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Jackson Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Jackson Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jackson Co. TX General and History Websites

Jackson Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Jackson Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jackson Co. TX Military Records

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