Cherokee County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Cherokee County, Texas (Map It) was created on April 11, 1846 from Nacogdoches County. This county was named for the Cherokee Native American tribe .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Cherokee County is bordered by Smith County (north), Rusk County (northeast), Nacogdoches County (east), Angelina County (southeast), Houston County (southwest), Anderson County County(west), Henderson County (northwest) .

Cherokee County Cities and Towns include Alto, Bullard , Cuney, Gallatin, Jacksonville, New Summerfield, Reklaw, Rusk, Troup, Wells.. A Map of Cherokee County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Cherokee County, Texas Courthouse Records

Cherokee County, Texas Courthouse
Cherokee County, TX Courthouse

The Cherokee County Courthouse is located in Rusk, Texas. Learn More About State of Texas Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  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 Cherokee county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Cherokee County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1846, Land Records from 1847, Probate Records from 1839 and Court Records from 1846. 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.
  • Cherokee County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

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