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Oldham County, Texas Facts

Oldham County

When was Oldham County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on June 12, 1881 ) from Young Territory. This county was named for Williamson Simpson Oldham, a Confederate Senator for Texas.

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

What counties are adjacent to Oldham County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Hartley County (north), Moore County (northeast), Potter County (east), Deaf Smith County (south), Quay County, New Mexico (west).

What cities and towns are in Oldham County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Adrian, Vega.


Oldham County, TX Vital Records

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


Oldham County, TX Census Records

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

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


Oldham County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Oldham County Courthouse

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

  • Oldham County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 360, Vega 79092
  • Oldham 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) 267-2667
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1881
    • Land Records: 1881
    • Probate Records: 1881 
    • Court Records: 1881
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Oldham County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Oldham Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Oldham Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Oldham Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Oldham Co. TX General and History Websites

Oldham Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Oldham Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Oldham Co. TX Military Records

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