Houston County, Texas Records
Houston County, Texas (Map It) was created on June 12, 1837 from Nacogdoches County. This county was named for Sam Houston (1793–1863), general of the Texan Revolution, commander at the Battle of San Jacinto and later president of the Republic of Texas, U.S. Senator and governor of the state of Texas .
Houston County is bordered by Anderson County (north), Cherokee County (northeast), Angelina County (east), Trinity County (southeast), Walker County (south), Madison County (southwest), Leon County (west).
Houston County Cities and Towns include Crockett, Grapeland, Kennard, Latexo, Lovelady..
A Map of Houston County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Houston County, Texas Courthouse Records
Houston 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 Houston 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.
Courthouse , a brick building, which replaced the first courthouse in 1851, was destroyed by a fire of mysterious origin in February 1865 . The third courthouse and jail burned in November 1882 . Most early records were destroyed
- Houston County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1882, Land Records from 1865, Probate Records from 1859 and Court Records from 1878. 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.
- Houston County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Houston County, Texas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Texas Census Substitute Records: 1820-1890
- State Population Schedules: Republic of Texas Poll Lists for 1846
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Houston 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
Houston County, Texas Resources
Houston County, Texas External Links
- Texas Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Texas (1813 - 1993)
- Houston County, Texas Books - Amazon
- Houston County Census Records
- Houston Co., Texas - FindaGrave
- Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection
- Houston Co., Texas Almanac
- Texas county histories : a bibliography
- Houston County History
- Houston County, Texas Links - Cyndi's List
- Houston Co. TXGenweb
- Houston County, Texas Ancestry Database Collections
- Texas General Land Office Map Collection
- Houston County, Texas Military Records