Houston County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Houston County, Texas Facts
When was Houston County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on June 12, 1837 from Nacogdoches County.
Houston County, TX Vital Records
Where can find Houston County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Houston 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 Houston 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
Houston County, TX Census Records
What Houston County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Houston County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Houston Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Houston Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Houston 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.
Houston County, TX Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Houston County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Houston County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Houston County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: P.O. Box 370, Crockett 75835
- Houston County Clerk
- Phone: (936) 544-3255 Ext. 241
- Birth & Death Records: 1903
- Marriage Records: 1882
- Land Records: 1865
- Probate Records: 1859
- Court Records: 1878
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Texas Land Title Abstracts
- BLM Land Records
Houston County, TX Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Houston County, TX?
A list of Houston County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Houston 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 Houston County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Texas Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Texas State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Houston County, Texas Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Houston County, Texas Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Houston County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Houston County.