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Tyler County, Texas Facts

Tyler County

When was Tyler County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 3, 1846 from Liberty County. This county was named for John Tyler, the tenth president of the United States (1841–1845).

What is the County Seat of Tyler County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Woodville also, the county government website is www.co.tyler.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Tyler County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Angelina County (north), Jasper County (east), Hardin County (south), Polk County (west).

What cities and towns are in Tyler County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Chester, Colmesneil, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe North, Woodville.


Tyler County, TX Vital Records

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


Tyler County, TX Census Records

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

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


Tyler County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Tyler County Courthouse

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

  • Tyler County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 116 S. Charlton Street, Woodville 75979
  • Tyler 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: (409) 283-2281
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1849
    • Land Records: 1846
    • Probate Records: 1847
    • Court Records: 1847
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Tyler County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Tyler Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Tyler Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Tyler Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Tyler Co. TX General and History Websites

Tyler Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Tyler Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Tyler Co. TX Military Records

Tyler Co. TX Schools & Directories

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