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Jim Wells County, Texas Facts

JimWells County

When was Jim Wells County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 25, 1911 from Nueces County. This county was named for James Babbage Wells Jr., judge and Democratic party boss in southern Texas .

What is the County Seat of Jim Wells County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Alice also, the county government website is www.co.jim-wells.tx.us.

What counties are adjacent to Jim Wells County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Live Oak County (north), San Patricio County (northeast), Nueces County (east), Kleberg County (east), Brooks County (south), Duval County (west).

What cities and towns are in Jim Wells County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Alice, Orange Grove, Premont, San Diego.


Jim Wells County, TX Vital Records

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


Jim Wells County, TX Census Records

What Jim Wells County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Jim Wells County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1920, 1930, 1940.

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.


Jim Wells County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Jim Wells County Courthouse

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

  • Jim Wells County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 1459, Alice 78332
  • Jim Wells 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) 668-5702
    • Birth & Death Records: 1911
    • Marriage Records: 1911
    • Land Records: 1911
    • Probate Records: 1911
    • Court Records: 1911
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Jim Wells County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Jim Wells Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Jim Wells Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Jim Wells Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jim Wells Co. TX General and History Websites

Jim Wells Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Jim Wells Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jim Wells Co. TX Military Records

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