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Somervell County, Texas Facts

Somervell County

When was Somervell County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 13, 1875 from Hood County. This county was named for Alexander Somervell, a soldier in the Texas Revolution and leader of the Somervell Expedition.

What is the County Seat of Somervell County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Glen Rose also, the county government website is glenrose.org.

What counties are adjacent to Somervell County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Hood County (north), Johnson County (east), Bosque County (south), Erath County (west).

What cities and towns are in Somervell County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Glen Rose.


Somervell County, TX Vital Records

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


Somervell County, TX Census Records

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

Somervell Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Somervell Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Somervell 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.


Somervell County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Somervell County Courthouse

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

  • Somervell County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 1098, Glen Rose 76043
  • Somervell 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: (254) 897-4427
    • Birth & Death Records: 1860 for Birth; 1903 for death
    • Marriage Records: 1885
    • Land Records: 1875
    • Probate Records: 1875
    • Court Records: 1875
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Somervell County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Somervell Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Somervell Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Somervell Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Somervell Co. TX General and History Websites

Somervell Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Somervell Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Somervell Co. TX Military Records

Somervell Co. TX Schools & Directories

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