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Motley County, Texas
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Motley County, Texas Facts

Motley County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on Febuary 5, 1891 ) from Young Territory . This county was named for Junius William Mottley, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence .

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

What counties are adjacent to Motley County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Hall County (north), Cottle County (east), Dickens County (south), Floyd County (west), Briscoe County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Motley County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Matador, Roaring Springs.

Motley County, TX Vital Records

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

Motley County, TX Census Records

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

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

Motley County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Motley County Courthouse

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

  • Motley County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 660, Matador 79244
  • Motley 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: (806) 347-2621
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1891
    • Land Records: 1891
    • Probate Records: 1891 
    • Court Records: 1891
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Motley County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Motley Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Motley Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Motley Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Motley Co. TX General and History Websites

Motley Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Motley Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Motley Co. TX Military Records

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