Dawson County, Texas Records
Dawson County, Texas (Map It) was created on February 1, 1858 from the Young Territory. There was also a Old Dawson County formed February 1, 1858 from Kinney County, Maverick County and Uvalde County. Divided between Kinney County and Uvalde County on October 5, 1866). This county was named for Nicholas Mosby Dawson, a soldier of the Texan Revolution and victim of the Dawson Massacre.
Dawson County Cities and Towns include Ackerly, Lamesa, Los Ybanez, O'Donnell..
A Map of Dawson County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Dawson County, Texas Courthouse Records
Dawson County, TX Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Dawson county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Dawson County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1905, Marriage Records from 1905, Land Records from 1905, Probate Records from 1905 and Court Records from 1905. The County Clerk's office is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
- Dawson County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Dawson County, Texas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Texas Census Substitute Records: 1820-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Dawson County, Texas Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from 1903 to present.
- Marriage Records: available from the County Clerk
- Divorce Records: available from the Clerk of District Court
- Locations: Texas Department of State Health Services
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756; (888) 963-7111 or (512) 458-7111
Dawson County, Texas Resources
- Lamesa Area Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1264, Lamesa 79331-1264
- Dawson Co. Records Available on Microfilm
- Dawson County, Texas Message Boards
Dawson County, Texas External Links
- Texas Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Texas (1813 - 1993)
- Dawson County, Texas Books - Amazon
- Dawson Co., Texas - FindaGrave
- Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection
- Dawson, Deaf Smith, Denton and Martin, Texas Census, 1900
- Dawson Co., Texas Almanac
- Texas county histories : a bibliography
- Dawson County History
- Dawson County, Texas Links - Cyndi's List
- Dawson Co. TXGenweb
- Dawson County, Texas Ancestry Database Collections
- Texas General Land Office Map Collection
- Dawson County, Texas Military Records