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Terry County, Texas
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Terry County, Texas Facts

Terry County

When was Terry County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on June 28, 1904 ) from Young Territory. This county was named for Frank Terry, a Confederate colonel and commander of Terry's Texas Rangers.

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

What counties are adjacent to Terry County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Hockley County (north), Lynn County (east), Dawson County (southeast), Gaines County (south), Yoakum County (west).

What cities and towns are in Terry County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Brownfield, Meadow, Wellman.

Terry County, TX Vital Records

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

Terry County, TX Census Records

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

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

Terry County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Terry County Courthouse

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

  • Terry County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 500 W. Main, Rm. 105, Brownfield 79316
  • Terry 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) 637-8551
    • Birth & Death Records: 1904
    • Marriage Records: 1904
    • Land Records: 1904
    • Probate Records: 1904
    • Court Records: 1905
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Terry County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Terry Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Terry Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Terry Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Terry Co. TX General and History Websites

Terry Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Terry Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Terry Co. TX Military Records

Terry Co. TX Schools & Directories

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