Anderson County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Anderson County, Texas (Map It) was created on March 24, 1846 from Houston County. This county was named for Kenneth Lewis Anderson (1805–1845), the last vice president of the Republic of Texas.. Learn More About State of Texas History

Anderson County is bordered by Henderson County (north), Cherokee County (east), Houston County (south), Leon County (southwest), Freestone County (west) .

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

Anderson County, Texas Courthouse Records

Anderson County, Texas Courthouse
Anderson County, TX Courthouse

The Anderson County Courthouse is located in Palestine, Texas (1847 – present). 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 Anderson 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.

  • Anderson County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1873 for Birth; 1901 for death, Marriage Records from 1846, Land Records from 1846, Probate Records from 1846 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.
  • Anderson 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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