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Newton County, Texas Facts

Newton County

When was Newton County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 26, 1846 from Jasper County. This county was named for John Newton (1755–1780), a veteran of the Revolutionary War .

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

What counties are adjacent to Newton County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Sabine County (north), Vernon Parish, Louisiana (northeast), Beauregard Parish, Louisiana (east), Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (southeast), Orange County (south), Jasper County (west).

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


Newton County, TX Vital Records

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


Newton County, TX Census Records

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

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


Newton County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Newton County Courthouse

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

  • Newton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 484, Newton 75966
  • Newton 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: (409) 379-5341
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1846
    • Land Records: 1846
    • Probate Records: 1846 
    • Court Records: 1846
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Newton County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Newton Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Newton Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Newton Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Newton Co. TX General and History Websites

Newton Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Newton Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Newton Co. TX Military Records

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