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Sutton County, Texas
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Sutton County, Texas Facts

Sutton County

When was Sutton County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 1, 1877 (organized on November 4, 1890 ) from Crockett County. This county was named for John Schuyler Sutton, a Texas Ranger and soldier in the Texas Revolution and Mexican-American War .

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

What counties are adjacent to Sutton County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Schleicher County (north), Kimble County (east), Edwards County (south), Val Verde County (southwest), Crockett County (west).

What cities and towns are in Sutton County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Fort Terrett, Owenville, Sonora.

Sutton County, TX Vital Records

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

Sutton County, TX Census Records

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

Sutton 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.

Sutton County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Sutton County Courthouse

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

  • Sutton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 300 E. Oak, Ste. 3, Sonora 76950
  • Sutton 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) 387-3815
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1890
    • Land Records: 1890
    • Probate Records: 1890
    • Court Records: 1891
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Sutton County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Sutton Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Sutton Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Sutton Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Sutton Co. TX General and History Websites

Sutton Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Sutton Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Sutton Co. TX Military Records

Sutton Co. TX Schools & Directories

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