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Tarrant County, Texas
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Tarrant County, Texas Facts

Tarrant County

When was Tarrant County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on December 20, 1849 from Navarro County. This county was named for Edward H. Tarrant, a U.S. Army general who drove the Native Americans out of the future county .

What is the County Seat of Tarrant County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Fort Worth also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Tarrant County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Denton County (north), Dallas County (east), Ellis County (southeast), Johnson County (south), Parker County (west), Wise County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Tarrant County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Arlington, Azle, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Burleson , Colleyville, Crowley, Dalworthington Gardens, Edgecliff Village, Euless, Everman, Flower Mound , Forest Hill, Fort Worth , Grapevine , Grand Prairie , Haltom City, Haslet , Hurst, Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, Lakeside, Mansfield , Newark , North Richland Hills, Pantego, Pelican Bay, Rendon, Richland Hills, River Oaks, Saginaw, Sansom Park, Southlake, Trophy Club , Watauga, Westlake , Westover Hills, Westworth Village, White Settlement.

Tarrant County, TX Vital Records

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

Tarrant County, TX Census Records

What Tarrant County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Tarrant County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Tarrant Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Tarrant Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Tarrant Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 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.

Tarrant County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Tarrant County Courthouse

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

  • Tarrant County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 W. Weatherford, Rm. 130, Fort Worth 76196
  • Tarrant 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: (817) 884-1195
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1876
    • Land Records: 1850
    • Probate Records: 1856
    • Court Records: 1876
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Tarrant County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Tarrant Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Tarrant Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Tarrant Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Tarrant Co. TX General and History Websites

Tarrant Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Tarrant Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Tarrant Co. TX Military Records

Tarrant Co. TX Schools & Directories

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