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Marion County, Texas
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Marion County, Texas Facts

Marion County

When was Marion County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 6, 1860 from Cass County and Titus County. This county was named for Francis Marion (1732–1795), American Revolutionary War general.

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

What counties are adjacent to Marion County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Cass County (north), Caddo Parish, Louisiana (east), Harrison County (south), Upshur County (west), Morris County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Marion County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Jefferson, Ore City.

Marion County, TX Vital Records

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

Marion County, TX Census Records

What Marion County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Marion 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.

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

Marion County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Marion County Courthouse

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

  • Marion County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 102 W. Austin St., Room 206, Jefferson 75657
  • Marion 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) 665-3971
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1860
    • Land Records: 1860
    • Probate Records: 1860 
    • Court Records: 1860
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Marion County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Marion Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Marion Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Marion Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Marion Co. TX General and History Websites

Marion Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Marion Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Marion Co. TX Military Records

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