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Swisher County, Texas Facts

Swisher County

When was Swisher County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on July 17, 1890 ) from Young Territory. This county was named for James Gibson Swisher, a soldier of the Texas Revolution.

What is the County Seat of Swisher County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Tulia also, the county government website is www.co.swisher.tx.us.

What counties are adjacent to Swisher County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Randall County (north), Armstrong County (northeast), Briscoe County (east), Floyd County (southeast), Hale County (south), Castro County (west).

What cities and towns are in Swisher County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Happy, Kress, Tulia.


Swisher County, TX Vital Records

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


Swisher County, TX Census Records

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

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


Swisher County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Swisher County Courthouse

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

  • Swisher County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 119 S. Maxwell, Tulia 79088
  • Swisher 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: (806) 995-3294
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1890
    • Land Records: 1890
    • Probate Records: 1890
    • Court Records: 1890
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Swisher County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Swisher Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Swisher Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Swisher Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Swisher Co. TX General and History Websites

Swisher Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Swisher Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Swisher Co. TX Military Records

Swisher Co. TX Schools & Directories

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