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Jeff Davis County, Texas
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Jeff Davis County, Texas Facts

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When was Jeff Davis County, TX Created?
Allen 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) .

What is the County Seat of Jeff Davis County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Fort Davis also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Jeff Davis County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Reeves County (northeast), Pecos County (east), Brewster County (southeast), Presidio County (south), Hudspeth County (west), Culberson County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Jeff Davis County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Fort Davis, Valentine.

Jeff Davis County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Jeff Davis County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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, TX Census Records

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

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

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.

Jeff Davis County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Jeff Davis County Courthouse

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

  • 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
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Jeff Davis County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Jeff Davis Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Jeff Davis Co. TX Cemeteries & Church 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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