Polk County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Polk County, Texas Facts
When was Polk County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 30, 1846 from Liberty County.
Polk County, TX Vital Records
Where can find Polk County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Polk 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 Polk 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
Polk County, TX Census Records
What Polk County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Polk 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.
Polk Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Polk Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Polk 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.
Polk County, TX Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Polk County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Polk County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Polk County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: P.O. Drawer 2119, Livingston 77351
- Polk County Clerk
- Phone: (936) 327-6804
- Birth & Death Records: 1903
- Marriage Records: 1846
- Land Records: 1845
- Probate Records: 1840
- Court Records: 1848
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Texas Land Title Abstracts
- BLM Land Records
Polk County, TX Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Polk County, TX?
A list of Polk County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Polk County Heritage Society, 207 N. Beatty St., Livingston, TX 77351
- Southeast Texas Genealogical & Historical Society, P.O. Box 3827, Beaumont 77704-3827
- Polk 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 Polk County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Texas Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Texas State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Polk County, Texas Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Polk County, Texas Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Polk County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Polk County.