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Johnson County, Texas
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Johnson County, Texas Facts

Johnson County

When was Johnson County, TX Created?
Allen 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 .

What is the County Seat of Johnson County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Cleburne also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Johnson County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Tarrant County (north), Ellis County (east), Hill County (south), Bosque County (southwest), Somervell County (southwest), Hood County (west), Parker County (northwest).

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

Johnson County, TX Vital Records

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

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

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.

Johnson County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Johnson County Courthouse

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

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

Johnson County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Johnson Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Johnson Co. TX Cemeteries & Church 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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