Bell County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Bell County, Texas (Map It) was created on January 22, 1850 from Milam County. This county was named for .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Bell County is bordered by McLennan County (north), Falls County (northeast), Milam County (southeast), Williamson County (south), Burnet County (southwest), Lampasas County (west), Coryell County (northwest).

Bell County Cities and Towns include Bartlett, Belton , Copperas Cove, Fort Hood, Harker Heights, Holland, Killeen , Little River-Academy, Morgan's Point Resort, Nolanville, Rogers, Salado, Temple , Troy.. A Map of Bell County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Bell County, Texas Courthouse Records

Bell County, Texas Courthouse
Bell County, TX Courthouse

The Bell County Courthouse is located in Belton, 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 Bell 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.

  • Bell County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1850, Land Records from 1850, Probate Records from 1800 and Court Records from 1852. 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.
  • Bell 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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