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Red River County, Texas Facts

RedRiver County

When was Red River County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties (originally created on November 11, 1835 from Nacogdoches County, established as a municipality by Mexico). This county was named for the Red River of Texas .

What is the County Seat of Red River County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Clarksville also, the county government website is www.co.red-river.tx.us.

What counties are adjacent to Red River County, TX?
Bordering Counties are McCurtain County, Oklahoma (north), Bowie County (east), Morris County (southeast), Titus County (south), Franklin County (southwest), Lamar County (west), Choctaw County, Oklahoma (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Red River County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Annona, Avery, Bogata, Clarksville, Detroit, Deport .


Red River County, TX Vital Records

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


Red River County, TX Census Records

What Red River County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Red River County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Red River County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Red River County Courthouse

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

  • Red River County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 200 N. Walnut, Clarksville 75426
  • Red River 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) 427-2401
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1846
    • Land Records: 1837
    • Probate Records: 1838 
    • Court Records: 1840
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Red River County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Red River Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Red River Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Red River Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Red River Co. TX General and History Websites

Red River Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Red River Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Red River Co. TX Military Records

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