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Jones County, Texas

Jones County

Jones County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on June 13, 1881 ) from Young Territory. This county was named for Anson Jones, the fifth president of the Republic of Texas (1844–1846).

The Jones County Seat is located in Anson also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to Jones County are Haskell County (north), Shackelford County (east), Callahan County (southeast), Taylor County (south), Fisher County (west), Stonewall County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Jones County include Abilene , Anson, Hamlin , Hawley, Lueders, Stamford.

Jones 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 Jones 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.

Jones 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.

Jones Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jones Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jones 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.

Jones County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Jones County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Jones 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 Jones 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 Jones County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county. Some early records  prior to organization on June 13, 1881 may be located in Bosque County, Palo Pinto County, Jack County and Shackelford 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.
  • Jones County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 552, Anson 79501
  • Jones 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: (325) 823-3762
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1881
    • Land Records: 1881
    • Probate Records: 1881
    • Court Records: 1881
  • Jones County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Jones County Links

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

Jones Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Jones Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Jones Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Jones Co. TX Census Records

Jones Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Jones Co. TX Church & Bible Records

Jones Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jones Co. TX General and History Websites

Jones Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Jones Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jones Co. TX Military Records

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