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Rains County, Texas
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Rains County, Texas Facts

When was Rains County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on June 9, 1870 from Hopkins CountyHunt County and Wood County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Rains County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Hopkins CountyWood CountyVan Zandt CountyHunt County.

Rains County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Rains County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Rains 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 Rains County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death CertificateMarriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Rains County, TX Census Records

What Rains County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Rains County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Rains Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Rains Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Rains Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

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.

Rains County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Rains County Courthouse

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

Rains County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Rains Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Rains Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Rains Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Rains Co. TX General and History Websites

Rains Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Rains Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Rains Co. TX Military Records