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Sabine County, Texas Facts

Sabine County

When was Sabine 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 San Augustine County, established as a municipality by Mexico). This county was named for the Sabine River, which forms its eastern border (Sabine is Spanish for "cypress") .

What is the County Seat of Sabine County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Hemphill also, the county government website is http://www.co.sabine.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Sabine County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Shelby County (north), Sabine Parish, Louisiana (east), Newton County (south), Jasper County (southwest), San Augustine County (west).

What cities and towns are in Sabine County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hemphill, Pineland.


Sabine County, TX Vital Records

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


Sabine County, TX Census Records

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

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


Sabine County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Sabine County Courthouse

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

  • Sabine County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 580, Hemphill 75948
  • Sabine 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: (409) 787-3786
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1880
    • Land Records: 1875
    • Probate Records: 1879 
    • Court Records: 1876
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Sabine County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Sabine Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Sabine Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Sabine Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Sabine Co. TX General and History Websites

Sabine Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Sabine Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Sabine Co. TX Military Records

Sabine Co. TX Schools & Directories

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