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McLennan County, Texas
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McLennan County, Texas Facts

McLennan County

When was McLennan County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 22, 1850 from Milam County, Navarro County and Limestone County. This county was named for Neil McLennan, an early settler in the future county .

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

What counties are adjacent to McLennan County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Hill County (north), Limestone County (east), Falls County (southeast), Bell County (south), Coryell County (southwest), Bosque County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in McLennan County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bellmead, Beverly Hills, Bruceville-Eddy, Crawford, Gholson, Golinda, Hallsburg, Hewitt, Lacy Lakeview, Leroy, Lorena, Mart, McGregor, Moody, Riesel, Robinson, Ross, Valley Mills, Waco, West, Woodway.

McLennan County, TX Vital Records

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

McLennan County, TX Census Records

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

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

McLennan County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

McLennan County Courthouse

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

  • McLennan County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 1727, Waco 76703
  • McLennan 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: (254) 757-5078
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1850
    • Land Records: 1840
    • Probate Records: 1850 
    • Court Records: 1850
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

McLennan County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

McLennan Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

McLennan Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

McLennan Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

McLennan Co. TX General and History Websites

McLennan Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

McLennan Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

McLennan Co. TX Military Records

McLennan Co. TX Schools & Directories

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