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Morris County, Texas Facts

Morris County

When was Morris County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 6, 1875 from Titus County. This county was named for William Wright Morris, a planter and state legislator .

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

What counties are adjacent to Morris County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Bowie County (north), Cass County (east), Marion County (southeast), Upshur County (south), Camp County (southwest), Titus County (west), Red River County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Morris County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Daingerfield, Lone Star, Hughes Springs, Naples, Omaha.

Morris County, TX Vital Records

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

Morris County, TX Census Records

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

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

Morris County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Morris County Courthouse

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

  • Morris County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 500 Broadnax St., Ste. D, Daingerfield 75638
  • Morris 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) 645-3911
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1875
    • Land Records: 1846
    • Probate Records: 1876 
    • Court Records: 1875
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Morris County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Morris Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Morris Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Morris Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Morris Co. TX General and History Websites

Morris Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Morris Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Morris Co. TX Military Records

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