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Pecos County, Texas Facts

Pecos County

When was Pecos County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on May 3, 1871 (organized on March 9, 1875 ) from Presidio County. This county was named for the Pecos River, which was named for the Pecos Pueblo, which is of unknown etymology .

What is the County Seat of Pecos County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Fort Stockton also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Pecos County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Ward County (north), Crane County (north), Crockett County (east), Terrell County (southeast), Brewster County (southwest), Jeff Davis County (west), Reeves County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Pecos County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Fort Stockton, Iraan.

Pecos County, TX Vital Records

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

Pecos County, TX Census Records

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

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

Pecos County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Pecos County Courthouse

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

  • Pecos County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 200 S. Nelson, Fort Stockton 79735
  • Pecos 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: (432) 336-7555
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1875
    • Land Records: 1875
    • Probate Records: 1875 
    • Court Records: 1875
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Pecos County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Pecos Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Pecos Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Pecos Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pecos Co. TX General and History Websites

Pecos Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Pecos Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pecos Co. TX Military Records

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