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Martin County, Texas Facts

Martin County

When was Martin County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on November 1884 ) from Young Territory . This county was named for Wylie Martin, a Texas Revolutionary soldier and legislative representative for the Republic of Texas .

What is the County Seat of Martin County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Stanton also, the county government website is unknown.

What counties are adjacent to Martin County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Dawson County (north), Howard County (east), Glasscock County (southeast), Midland County (south), Andrews County (west), Gaines County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Martin County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Ackerly , Midland, Stanton.


Martin County, TX Vital Records

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


Martin County, TX Census Records

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

Martin Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Martin Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Martin 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.


Martin County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Martin County Courthouse

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

  • Martin County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: Box 906, Stanton 79782
  • Martin 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: (432) 756-3412
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1885
    • Land Records: 1885
    • Probate Records: 1885 
    • Court Records: 1885
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Martin County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Martin Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Martin Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Martin Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Martin Co. TX General and History Websites

Martin Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Martin Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Martin Co. TX Military Records

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