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Lamar County, Texas Facts

Lamar County

When was Lamar County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on December 17, 1840 from Red River County. This county was named for Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, the third president of the Republic of Texas (1838–1842) .

What is the County Seat of Lamar County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Paris also, the county government website is www.co.lamar.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Lamar County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Choctaw County, Oklahoma (north), Red River County (east), Delta County (south), Fannin County (west), Bryan County, Oklahoma (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Lamar County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Blossom, Deport, Paris, Reno, Roxton, Sun Valley, Toco.


Lamar County, TX Vital Records

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


Lamar County, TX Census Records

What Lamar County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lamar County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Lamar Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lamar Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lamar Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 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.


Lamar County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Lamar County Courthouse

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

  • Lamar County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 119 N. Main, Paris 75460
  • Lamar 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: (903) 737-2420
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1841
    • Land Records: 1838
    • Probate Records: 1841 
    • Court Records: 1863
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Lamar County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lamar Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Lamar Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Lamar Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lamar Co. TX General and History Websites

Lamar Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Lamar Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lamar Co. TX Military Records

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