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Van Zandt County, Texas Facts

VanZandt County

When was Van Zandt County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 20, 1848 from Henderson County. This county was named for Isaac Van Zandt (1813–1847), attorney, Texas state representative, and diplomat .

What is the County Seat of Van Zandt County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Canton also, the county government website is www.vanzandtcounty.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Van Zandt County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Rains County (north), Wood County (northeast), Smith County (east), Henderson County (south), Kaufman County (west), Hunt County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Van Zandt County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Canton, Edgewood, Edom, Fruitvale, Grand Saline, Van, Wills Point.


Van Zandt County, TX Vital Records

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


Van Zandt County, TX Census Records

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

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


Van Zandt County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Van Zandt County Courthouse

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

  • Van Zandt County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 121 E. Dallas, Rm. 202, Canton 75103
  • Van Zandt 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: (903) 567-6503
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1848
    • Land Records: 1848
    • Probate Records: 1848
    • Court Records: 1848
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Van Zandt County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Van Zandt Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Van Zandt Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Van Zandt Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Van Zandt Co. TX General and History Websites

Van Zandt Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Van Zandt Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Van Zandt Co. TX Military Records

Van Zandt Co. TX Schools & Directories

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