Stephens County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Stephens County, Texas (Map It) was created on January 22, 1858 from the Young Territory and Non-County Area. This county was named for Alexander Hamilton Stephens, the only vice-president of the Confederate States of America (1861–1865) .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Stephens County is bordered by Young County (north), Palo Pinto County (east), Eastland County (south), Shackelford County (west), Throckmorton County (northwest).

Stephens County Cities and Towns include Breckenridge.. A Map of Stephens County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Stephens County, Texas Courthouse Records

Stephens County, Texas Courthouse
Stephens County, TX Courthouse

The Stephens County Courthouse is located in Breckenridge, 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 Stephens 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. Some early records  prior to organization on 1876 may be located in Palo Pinto County and Jack County

  • Stephens County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1876, Land Records from 1876, Probate Records from 1876 and Court Records from 1879. 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.
  • Stephens County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Stephens County, Texas Census Records

Stephens County, Texas Vital Records

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