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Midland County, Texas Facts

Midland County

When was Midland County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 14, 1885 from Tom Green County. This county was named for its county seat, which was named for its location halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railway (and "Midway, Texas", being already in use) .

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

What counties are adjacent to Midland County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Martin County (north), Glasscock County (east), Upton County (south), Ector County (west), Andrews County (northwest).

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

Midland County, TX Vital Records

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

Midland County, TX Census Records

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

Midland 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.

Midland County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Midland County Courthouse

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

  • Midland County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 500 N. Loraine St., 4th Floor, Midland 79701
  • Midland 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) 688-4401
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903 for Birth; 1910 for death
    • Marriage Records: 1885
    • Land Records: 1885
    • Probate Records: 1885 
    • Court Records: 1886
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Midland County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Midland Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Midland Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Midland Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Midland Co. TX General and History Websites

Midland Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Midland Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Midland Co. TX Military Records

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