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Yoakum County, Texas Facts

Yoakum County

When was Yoakum County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on 1907 ) from Young Territory . This county was named for Henderson King Yoakum (1810–1856), soldier, attorney, and Texas historian .

What is the County Seat of Yoakum County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Plains also, the county government website is www.co.yoakum.tx.us.

What counties are adjacent to Yoakum County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Cochran County (north), Terry County (east), Gaines County (south), Lea County, New Mexico (west).

What cities and towns are in Yoakum County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Plains, Denver City.


Yoakum County, TX Vital Records

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


Yoakum County, TX Census Records

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

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


Yoakum County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Yoakum County Courthouse

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

  • Yoakum County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 309, Plains 79355
  • Yoakum 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) 456-7491
    • Birth & Death Records: 1907
    • Marriage Records: 1907
    • Land Records: 1907
    • Probate Records: 1907 
    • Court Records: 1907
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Yoakum County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Yoakum Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Yoakum Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Yoakum Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Yoakum Co. TX General and History Websites

Yoakum Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Yoakum Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Yoakum Co. TX Military Records

Yoakum Co. TX Schools & Directories

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