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Taylor County, Texas
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Taylor County, Texas Facts

Taylor County

When was Taylor County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on July 3, 1878 ) from Bexar Land District . This county was named for Edward Taylor (1812–1836), George Taylor (1816–1836), and James Taylor (1814–1836), three brothers who died at the Alamo .

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

What counties are adjacent to Taylor County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Jones County (north), Callahan County (east), Coleman County (southeast), Runnels County (south), Nolan County (west).

What cities and towns are in Taylor County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Abilene , Buffalo Gap, Impact, Lawn, Merkel, Trent, Tuscola, Tye.

Taylor County, TX Vital Records

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

Taylor County, TX Census Records

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

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

Taylor County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Taylor County Courthouse

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

  • Taylor County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 300 Oak St., Ste. 100, Abilene 79602
  • Taylor 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) 674-1205
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1878
    • Land Records: 1878
    • Probate Records: 1878 
    • Court Records: 1876
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Taylor County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Taylor Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Taylor Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Taylor Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Taylor Co. TX General and History Websites

Taylor Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Taylor Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Taylor Co. TX Military Records

Taylor Co. TX Schools & Directories

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