Cooke County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Cooke County, Texas Facts
When was Cooke County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 20, 1848 (organized on March 10, 1849 ) from Fannin County.
Cooke County, TX Vital Records
Where can find Cooke County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Cooke 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 Cooke 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.
- Texas, Cooke County Marriage Records 1849-2008
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Texas Birth Records 1927-2010
- Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935
- Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981
- Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
- Texas Marriage Records 1966 to 2008
- Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973
- Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010
- Texas Divorce Records 1968 to 2008
- Texas Death Records 1964-2010
- Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973
- Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976
- Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986
Cooke County, TX Census Records
What Cooke County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Cooke 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.
Cooke Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cooke Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cooke 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.
Cooke County, TX Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Cooke County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Cooke County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Cooke County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 216 W. Pecan, Gainesville 76240
- Cooke County Clerk
- Phone: (940) 668-5420
- Birth & Death Records: 1870 for Birth; 1903 for death
- Marriage Records: 1854
- Land Records: 1830
- Probate Records: 1849
- Court Records: 1849
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Texas Land Title Abstracts
- BLM Land Records
Cooke County, TX Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Cooke County, TX?
A list of Cooke County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Cooke County Heritage Society, P.O. Box 150, Gainesville 76240
- Crosstimbers Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 197, Gainesville, TX 76240
- Gainesville Genealogical Group, Cooke County College, Gainesville 76200
- Cooke Co. Records Available on Microfilm (tsl.state.tx.us)
- Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711-2927
- Texas Genealogical Society, 2505 Beluche Drive, Galveston 77551
Where can I connect with other Cooke County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Texas Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Texas State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Cooke County, Texas Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Cooke County, Texas Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Cooke County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Cooke County.