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Runnels County, Texas Facts

Runnels County

When was Runnels County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on Febuary 1880 ) from Bexar Land District . This county was named for Hiram Runnels, the ninth governor of Mississippi (1833–1835) and planter in Texas .

What is the County Seat of Runnels County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Ballinger also, the county government website is www.co.runnels.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Runnels County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Taylor County (north), Coleman County (east), Concho County (south), Tom Green County (southwest), Coke County (west), Nolan County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Runnels County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Ballinger, Miles, Winters.


Runnels County, TX Vital Records

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


Runnels County, TX Census Records

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

Runnels Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Runnels Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Runnels Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 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.


Runnels County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Runnels County Courthouse

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

  • Runnels County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 189, Ballinger 76821
  • Runnels 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: (325) 365-2720
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1880
    • Land Records: 1880
    • Probate Records: 1880 
    • Court Records: 1880
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Runnels County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Runnels Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Runnels Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Runnels Co. TX General and History Websites

Runnels Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Runnels Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Runnels Co. TX Military Records

Runnels Co. TX Schools & Directories

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