Dawson County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Dawson County, Texas Facts
When was Dawson County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on March 20, 1905) from Young Territory (there was a Old Dawson County formed February 1, 1858 from Kinney County, Maverick County and Uvalde County. Divided between Kinney County and Uvalde County on 05 October 5, 1866).
Dawson County, TX Vital Records
Where can find Dawson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Dawson 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 Dawson 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.
- 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
Dawson County, TX Census Records
What Dawson County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Dawson 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.
Dawson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dawson Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dawson 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.
Dawson County, TX Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Dawson County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Dawson County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Dawson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: P.O. Box 1268, Lamesa 79331
- Dawson County Clerk
- Phone: (806) 872-3778
- Birth & Death Records: 1905
- Marriage Records: 1905
- Land Records: 1905
- Probate Records: 1905
- Court Records: 1905
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Texas Land Title Abstracts
- BLM Land Records
Dawson County, TX Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Dawson County, TX?
A list of Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Lamesa Area Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1264, Lamesa 79331-1264
- Dawson 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
- Dawson County, Texas Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Dawson County, Texas Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
Where can I connect with other Dawson County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Texas Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Texas State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Dawson County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Dawson County.