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Stephens County, Texas
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Stephens County, Texas Facts

Stephens County

When was Stephens County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 22, 1858 (organized on 1876 ) from Young Territory and Non-County Area (originally named Buchanan County until December 17, 1861). This county was named for Alexander Hamilton Stephens, the only vice-president of the Confederate States of America (1861–1865) .

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

What counties are adjacent to Stephens County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Young County (north), Palo Pinto County (east), Eastland County (south), Shackelford County (west), Throckmorton County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Stephens County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Breckenridge.

Stephens County, TX Vital Records

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

Stephens County, TX Census Records

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

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

Stephens County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Stephens County Courthouse

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

  • Stephens County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 200 W. Walker, Breckenridge 76424
  • Stephens 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) 559-3700
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1876
    • Land Records: 1876
    • Probate Records: 1876
    • Court Records: 1879
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Stephens County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Stephens Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Stephens Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Stephens Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Stephens Co. TX General and History Websites

Stephens Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Stephens Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Stephens Co. TX Military Records

Stephens Co. TX Schools & Directories

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