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Lynn County, Texas
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Lynn County, Texas Facts

Lynn County

When was Lynn County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on April 7, 1903 ) from Young Territory. This county was named for William Lynn, a soldier in the Texas Revolution from Massachusetts who is believed to have died defending the Alamo .

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

What counties are adjacent to Lynn County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Lubbock County (north), Garza County (east), Borden County (southeast), Dawson County (south), Terry County (west).

What cities and towns are in Lynn County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include New Home, O'Donnell, Tahoka, Wilson.

Lynn County, TX Vital Records

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

Lynn County, TX Census Records

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

Lynn Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Lynn Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Lynn Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

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.

Lynn County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Lynn County Courthouse

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

  • Lynn County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 937, Tahoka 79373
  • Lynn 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: (806) 561-4750
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1903
    • Land Records: 1903
    • Probate Records: 1903 
    • Court Records: 1903
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Lynn County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lynn Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Lynn Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Lynn Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lynn Co. TX General and History Websites

Lynn Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Lynn Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lynn Co. TX Military Records

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