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San Jacinto County, Texas Facts

SanJacinto County

When was San Jacinto County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 13, 1869 from Polk County, Liberty County, Montgomery County and Walker County. This county was named for the Battle of San Jacinto, which won Texas its independence from Mexico .

What is the County Seat of San Jacinto County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Coldspring also, the county government website is www.co.san-jacinto.tx.us.

What counties are adjacent to San Jacinto County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Trinity County (north), Polk County (northeast), Liberty County (southeast), Montgomery County (southwest), Walker County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in San Jacinto County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Coldspring, Point Blank, Shepherd.


San Jacinto County, TX Vital Records

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


San Jacinto County, TX Census Records

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

San Jacinto Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. San Jacinto Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. San Jacinto 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.


San Jacinto County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


San Jacinto County Courthouse

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

  • San Jacinto County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1 State Hwy 150, Rm. 2, Coldspring 77331
  • San Jacinto 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) 653-2324
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1870
    • Land Records: 1851
    • Probate Records:1876 
    • Court Records:1871
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

San Jacinto County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

San Jacinto Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

San Jacinto Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

San Jacinto Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

San Jacinto Co. TX General and History Websites

San Jacinto Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

San Jacinto Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

San Jacinto Co. TX Military Records

San Jacinto Co. TX Schools & Directories

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