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Collin County, Texas
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Collin County, Texas Facts

When was Collin County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 3, 1846 from Fannin County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Collin County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Grayson CountyFannin CountyHunt CountyRockwall CountyDallas CountyDenton County.

Collin County, TX Census Records

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

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

Collin County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Collin County Courthouse

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

Collin County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Collin Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Collin Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Collin Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Collin Co. TX General and History Websites

Collin Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Collin Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Collin Co. TX Military Records