Johnson County, Texas
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Johnson County

Johnson County was created on February 13, 1854 from McLennan County. This county was named for Middleton Tate Johnson, a Texas Ranger, soldier in the Mexican-American War, and senator for the Republic of Texas .

The Johnson County Seat is located in Cleburne also, the county government website is www.johnsoncountytx.org/.

Areas bordering to Johnson County are Tarrant County (north), Ellis County (east), Hill County (south), Bosque County (southwest), Somervell County (southwest), Hood County (west), Parker County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Johnson County include Alvarado, Briaroaks, Burleson, Cleburne, Coyote Flats, Cresson, Cross Timber, Crowley , Godley, Grandview, Joshua, Keene, Mansfield, Rio Vista, Venus .

Johnson 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 Johnson 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.

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

Johnson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Johnson Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Johnson Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1860.

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

Johnson County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Johnson County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Johnson 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 Johnson 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 Johnson 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.
  • Johnson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 662, Cleburne 76033
  • Johnson 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: (817) 556-6312
    • Birth & Death Records: 1860 for Birth; 1885 for death
    • Marriage Records: 1854
    • Land Records: 1854
    • Probate Records: 1854 
    • Court Records: 1852
  • Johnson County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Johnson County Links

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

Johnson Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Johnson Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Johnson Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Johnson Co. TX Census Records

Johnson Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Johnson Co. TX Church & Bible Records

Johnson Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Johnson Co. TX General and History Websites

Johnson Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Johnson Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Johnson Co. TX Military Records

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