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Panola County, Texas Facts

Panola County

When was Panola County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 30, 1846 from Harrison County and Shelby County. This county was named for a Native American word for cotton.

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

What counties are adjacent to Panola County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Harrison County (north), Caddo Parish, Louisiana (northeast), De Soto Parish, Louisiana (east), Shelby County (south), Rusk County (west).

What cities and towns are in Panola County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Beckville, Carthage, Gary City, Tatum .

Panola County, TX Vital Records

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

Panola County, TX Census Records

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

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

Panola County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Panola County Courthouse

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

  • Panola County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 110 S. Sycamore St., Room 201, Carthage 75633
  • Panola 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) 693-0302
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1846
    • Land Records: 1839
    • Probate Records: 1846 
    • Court Records: 1846
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Panola County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Panola Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Panola Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Panola Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Panola Co. TX General and History Websites

Panola Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Panola Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Panola Co. TX Military Records

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