Cooke County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Cooke County, Texas (Map It) was created on March 20, 1848 from Fannin County. It was and was organized on March 10, 1849. This county was named for William Gordon Cooke, a soldier during the Texas Revolution .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Cooke County is bordered by Love County, Oklahoma (north), Grayson County (east), Denton County (south), Wise County (southwest), Montague County (west).

Cooke County Cities and Towns include Callisburg, Gainesville, Lindsay, Muenster, Oak Ridge, Valley View, Whitesboro.. A Map of Cooke County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Cooke County, Texas Courthouse Records

Cooke County, Texas Courthouse
Cooke County, TX Courthouse

The Cooke County Courthouse is located in Gainesville, 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 Cooke 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 March 10, 1849 may be located in Collin County and Grayson County

  • Cooke County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1870 for Birth; 1903 for death, Marriage Records from 1854, Land Records from 1830, Probate Records from 1849 and Court Records from 1849. 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.
  • Cooke County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Cooke County, Texas Census Records

Cooke County, Texas Vital Records

Cooke County, Texas Resources

Cooke County, Texas External Links

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