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Sterling County, Texas Facts

Sterling County

When was Sterling County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 4, 1891 from Tom Green County. This county was named for W. S. Sterling, an early rancher, buffalo hunter, and Native American fighter .

What is the County Seat of Sterling County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Sterling City also, the county government website is www.co.sterling.tx.us.

What counties are adjacent to Sterling County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Mitchell County (north), Coke County (east), Tom Green County (south), Reagan County (southwest), Glasscock County (west), Howard County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Sterling County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Broome, Sterling City.


Sterling County, TX Vital Records

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


Sterling County, TX Census Records

What Sterling County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Sterling County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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.


Sterling County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Sterling County Courthouse

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

  • Sterling County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 55, Sterling City 76951
  • Sterling 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) 378-5191
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1891
    • Land Records: 1891
    • Probate Records: 1891
    • Court Records: 1891
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Sterling County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Sterling Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Sterling Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Sterling Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Sterling Co. TX General and History Websites

Sterling Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Sterling Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Sterling Co. TX Military Records

Sterling Co. TX Schools & Directories

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