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Jeff Davis County, Texas

JeffDavis County

Jeff Davis County was created on March 15, 1887 from Presidio County. This county was named for Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America (1861–1865) .

The Jeff Davis County Seat is located in Fort Davis also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to Jeff Davis County are Reeves County (northeast), Pecos County (east), Brewster County (southeast), Presidio County (south), Hudspeth County (west), Culberson County (northwest) .

Cities and towns located in Jeff Davis County include Fort Davis, Valentine.

Jeff Davis 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 Jeff Davis 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.

Jeff Davis County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Jeff Davis Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

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

Jeff Davis County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Jeff Davis County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Jeff Davis 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 Jeff Davis 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 Jeff Davis County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county.

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.
  • Jeff Davis County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 398, Fort Davis 79734
  • Jeff Davis 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: (432) 426-3251
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903 for Birth; 1931 for death
    • Marriage Records: 1931
    • Land Records: 1887
    • Probate Records: 1887
    • Court Records: 1887
  • Jeff Davis County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Jeff Davis County Links

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

Jeff Davis Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Jeff Davis Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Jeff Davis Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Jeff Davis Co. TX Census Records

Jeff Davis Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Jeff Davis Co. TX Church & Bible Records

Jeff Davis Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jeff Davis Co. TX General and History Websites

Jeff Davis Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Jeff Davis Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jeff Davis Co. TX Military Records

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