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Texas County, Missouri
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Texas County, Missouri Facts

When was Texas County, MO Created?
Texas County was created on February 14, 1845 from Shannon County and Wright County.

What is the County Seat of Texas County, MO?
The County Seat is located in Houston and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Texas County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Pulaski CountyPhelps CountyDent CountyShannon CountyHowell CountyDouglas CountyWright CountyLaclede County.

Texas County, MO Vital Records

Where can find Texas County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Texas County vital records can be found at the Missouri Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from January 1, 1910. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Missouri for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Texas County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Missouri Birth and Death CertificateMarriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

Another resource is the Texas County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980.

Texas County, MO Census Records

What Texas County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Texas County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Texas Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Texas Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Texas Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Texas Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free down-loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Missouri Census Records Research Guide

Texas County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Texas County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Texas County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Texas County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Missouri courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Missouri residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Texas County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Missouri Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Texas County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Where can I connect with other Texas County, MO Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Texas County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Texas County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Texas Co. MO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Texas Co. MO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Texas Co. GA Cemeteries & Church Records

Texas Co. MO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Texas Co. MO General and History Websites

Texas Co. MO Military Records

Texas Co. MO Schools & Directories