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Trinity County, Texas Facts

Trinity County

When was Trinity County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 11, 1850 from Houston County. This county was named for the Trinity River, named for the spiritual concept of the Trinity.

What is the County Seat of Trinity County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Groveton also, the county government website is www.co.trinity.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Trinity County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Angelina County (northeast), Polk County (southeast), San Jacinto County (south), Walker County (southwest), Houston County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Trinity County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Groveton, Trinity.


Trinity County, TX Vital Records

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


Trinity County, TX Census Records

What Trinity County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Trinity County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Trinity Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Trinity Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Trinity 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.


Trinity County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Trinity County Courthouse

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

  • Trinity County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 456, Groveton 75845
  • Trinity 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: (936) 642-1208
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903 for Birth; 1857 for death
    • Marriage Records: 1876
    • Land Records: 1873
    • Probate Records: 1876
    • Court Records: 1887
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Trinity County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Trinity Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Trinity Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Trinity Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Trinity Co. TX General and History Websites

Trinity Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Trinity Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Trinity Co. TX Military Records

Trinity Co. TX Schools & Directories

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