Mason County, Texas Records
Mason County, Texas (Map It) was created on January 22, 1858 from Bexar Land District . This county was named for Fort Mason, which was named for either Lt. George T. Mason, killed during the Mexican-American War in fighting near Brownsville, or for Gen. Richard Barnes Mason, military governor of California.
Mason County Cities and Towns include Mason..
A Map of Mason County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Mason County, Texas Courthouse Records
Mason 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 Mason 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 burned on 22 January 1877 during the Mason County HooDoo War.
- Mason County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1877, Land Records from 1877, Probate Records from 1877 and Court Records from 1877. 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.
- Mason County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Mason 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
Mason 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
Mason County, Texas Resources
Mason County, Texas External Links
- Texas Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Texas (1813 - 1993)
- Mason County, Texas Books - Amazon
- Mason Co., Texas - FindaGrave
- Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection
- Mason Co., Texas Almanac
- Texas county histories : a bibliography
- Mason County History
- Mason County, Texas Links - Cyndi's List
- Mason Co. TXGenweb
- Mason County, Texas Ancestry Database Collections
- Texas General Land Office Map Collection
- Mason County, Texas Military Records