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Potter County, Texas Facts

Potter County

When was Potter County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on August 30, 1887 ) from Young Territory . This county was named for Robert Potter (1800–1842), secretary of the navy for the Republic of Texas, and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence .

What is the County Seat of Potter County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Amarillo also, the county government website is www.co.potter.tx.us.

What counties are adjacent to Potter County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Moore County (north), Carson County (east), Randall County (south), Oldham County (west).

What cities and towns are in Potter County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Amarillo, Bishop Hills.


Potter County, TX Vital Records

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


Potter County, TX Census Records

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

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


Potter County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Potter County Courthouse

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

  • Potter County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 9638, Amarillo 79105
  • Potter 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) 379-2275
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1887
    • Land Records: 1887
    • Probate Records: 1887 
    • Court Records: 1889
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Potter County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Potter Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Potter Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Potter Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Potter Co. TX General and History Websites

Potter Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Potter Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Potter Co. TX Military Records

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