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Mason County, Texas Facts

Mason County

When was Mason County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 22, 1858 from Bexar Land District . This county was named for Fort Mason, which was named for either Lt. George T. Mason, killed during the Mexican-American War in fighting near Brownsville, or for Gen. Richard Barnes Mason, military governor of California.

What is the County Seat of Mason County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Mason also, the county government website is www.co.mason.tx.us.

What counties are adjacent to Mason County, TX?
Bordering Counties are McCulloch County (north), San Saba County (northeast), Llano County (east), Gillespie County (south), Kimble County (southwest), Menard County (west).

What cities and towns are in Mason County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Mason.


Mason County, TX Vital Records

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


Mason County, TX Census Records

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

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


Mason County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Mason County Courthouse

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

  • Mason County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 702, Mason 76856
  • Mason 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: (325) 347-5253
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1877
    • Land Records: 1877
    • Probate Records: 1877 
    • Court Records: 1877
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Mason County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Mason Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Mason Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Mason Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Mason Co. TX General and History Websites

Mason Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Mason Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Mason Co. TX Military Records

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