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Leon County, Texas Facts

Leon County

When was Leon County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 17, 1846 from Robertson County. This county was named for either Mexican empresario Martín De León, who founded Victoria, Texas, or the león, a local variety of yellow wolf .

What is the County Seat of Leon County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Centerville also, the county government website is www.co.leon.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Leon County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Freestone County (north), Anderson County (northeast), Houston County (east), Madison County (south), Robertson County (west), Limestone County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Leon County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Buffalo, Centerville, Jewett, Leona, Marquez, Normangee, Oakwood.


Leon County, TX Vital Records

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


Leon County, TX Census Records

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

Leon Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Leon Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Leon 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.


Leon County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Leon County Courthouse

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

  • Leon County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 98, Centerville 75833
  • Leon 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) 536-2352
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1885
    • Land Records: 1836
    • Probate Records: 1846 
    • Court Records: 1846
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Leon County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Leon Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Leon Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Leon Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Leon Co. TX General and History Websites

Leon Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Leon Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Leon Co. TX Military Records

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