Jasper County, Texas

Jasper County

Jasper County was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties (originally named Belvil County and was created in 1834 from Liberty County; established as a municipality by Mexico; renamed to jasper on December 3, 1835). This county was named for William Jasper (1750–1779), an American Revolutionary War hero.

The Jasper County Seat is located in Jasper also, the county government website is www.co.jasper.tx.us.

Areas bordering to Jasper County are San Augustine County (north), Sabine County (northeast), Newton County (east), Orange County (south), Hardin County (southwest), Tyler County (west), Angelina County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Jasper County include Browndell, Jasper, Kirbyville.

Jasper 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 Jasper 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.

Jasper County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Jasper County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Jasper County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Jasper 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 Jasper 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 Jasper County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county. Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in October 1849.

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.
  • Jasper County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 2070, Jasper 75951
  • Jasper 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: (409) 384-2632
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1858
    • Land Records: 1849
    • Probate Records: 1849 
    • Court Records: 1850
  • Jasper County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Jasper County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Jasper 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 Jasper County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Jasper Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Jasper Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Jasper Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Jasper Co. TX Census Records

Jasper Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Jasper Co. TX Church & Bible Records

Jasper Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jasper Co. TX General and History Websites

Jasper Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Jasper Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jasper Co. TX Military Records

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