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Palo Pinto County, Texas
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Palo Pinto County, Texas Facts

PaloPinto County

When was Palo Pinto County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 26, 1856 (organized on May 13, 1857 ) from Bosque County and Navarro County. This county was named for the Palo Pinto Creek (Palo Pinto is Spanish for "painted stick").

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

What counties are adjacent to Palo Pinto County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Jack County (north), Parker County (east), Hood County (southeast), Erath County (south), Eastland County (southwest), Stephens County (west), Young County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Palo Pinto County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Gordon, Graford, Mineral Wells, Mingus, Strawn.

Palo Pinto County, TX Vital Records

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

Palo Pinto County, TX Census Records

What Palo Pinto County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Palo Pinto County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Palo Pinto Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Palo Pinto Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Palo Pinto Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 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.

Palo Pinto County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Palo Pinto County Courthouse

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

  • Palo Pinto County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 219, Palo Pinto 76484
  • Palo Pinto 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: (940) 659-1277
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1858
    • Land Records: 1858
    • Probate Records: 1858 
    • Court Records: 1858
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Palo Pinto County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Palo Pinto Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Palo Pinto Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Palo Pinto Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Palo Pinto Co. TX General and History Websites

Palo Pinto Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Palo Pinto Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Palo Pinto Co. TX Military Records

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