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Wood County, Texas Facts

Wood County

When was Wood County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 5, 1850 from Van Zandt County. This county was named for George Tyler Wood, the second governor of Texas (1847–1849).

What is the County Seat of Wood County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Quitman also, the county government website is www.mywoodcounty.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Wood County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Hopkins County (north), Franklin County (northeast), Camp County (northeast), Upshur County (east), Smith County (south), Van Zandt County (southwest), Rains County (west).

What cities and towns are in Wood County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Alba, Hawkins, Mineola, Quitman, Winnsboro, Yantis.


Wood County, TX Vital Records

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


Wood County, TX Census Records

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

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


Wood County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Wood County Courthouse

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

  • Wood County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 1796, Quitman 75783
  • Wood 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) 763-2711
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1879
    • Land Records: 1878
    • Probate Records:1878
    • Court Records:1878
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Wood County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Wood Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Wood Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Wood Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wood Co. TX General and History Websites

Wood Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Wood Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wood Co. TX Military Records

Wood Co. TX Schools & Directories

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