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Shackelford County, Texas Facts

Shackelford County

When was Shackelford County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on October 12, 1874 ) from Young Territory and Non-County Area . This county was named for Jack Shackelford, a soldier of the Texas Revolution.

What is the County Seat of Shackelford County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Albany also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Shackelford County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Throckmorton County (north), Stephens County (east), Eastland County (southeast), Callahan County (south), Jones County (west), Haskell County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Shackelford County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Albany, Lueders, Moran.

Shackelford County, TX Vital Records

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

Shackelford County, TX Census Records

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

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

Shackelford County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Shackelford County Courthouse

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

  • Shackelford County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 2109, Albany 76430
  • Shackelford 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) 762-2232 Ext. 3
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1903
    • Land Records: 1874
    • Probate Records: 1874 
    • Court Records: 1875
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Shackelford County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Shackelford Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Shackelford Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Shackelford Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Shackelford Co. TX General and History Websites

Shackelford Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Shackelford Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Shackelford Co. TX Military Records

Shackelford Co. TX Schools & Directories

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