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Polk County, Texas
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Polk County, Texas Facts

Polk County

When was Polk County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 30, 1846 from Liberty County. This county was named for James Knox Polk, the eleventh president of the United States (1845–1849) .

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

What counties are adjacent to Polk County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Angelina County (north), Tyler County (east), Hardin County (southeast), Liberty County (south), San Jacinto County (southwest), Trinity County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Polk County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Corrigan, Goodrich, Livingston, Moscow, Onalaska, Seven Oaks.

Polk County, TX Vital Records

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

Polk County, TX Census Records

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

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

Polk County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Polk County Courthouse

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

  • Polk County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Drawer 2119, Livingston 77351
  • Polk 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: (936) 327-6804
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1846
    • Land Records: 1845
    • Probate Records: 1840 
    • Court Records: 1848
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Polk County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Polk Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Polk Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Polk Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Polk Co. TX General and History Websites

Polk Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Polk Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Polk Co. TX Military Records

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