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Young County, Texas
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Young County, Texas Facts

Young County

When was Young County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 2, 1856 (organized on November 3, 1874 ) from Bosque County. This county was named for William Cocke Young, early Texas settler, attorney, sheriff, and United States Marshal.

What is the County Seat of Young County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Graham also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Young County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Archer County (north), Jack County (east), Palo Pinto County (southeast), Stephens County (south), Throckmorton County (west).

What cities and towns are in Young County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Graham, Newcastle, Olney.

Young County, TX Vital Records

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

Young County, TX Census Records

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

Young Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Young Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Young Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 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.

Young County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Young County Courthouse

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

  • Young County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 516 Fourth St., Room 104, Graham 76450
  • Young 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: (940) 549-8432
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1858
    • Land Records: 1858
    • Probate Records: 1858
    • Court Records: 1858
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Young County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Young Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Young Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Young Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Young Co. TX General and History Websites

Young Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Young Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Young Co. TX Military Records

Young Co. TX Schools & Directories

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