Donley County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Donley County, Texas (Map It) was created on August 21, 1876 from the Young Territory. This county was named for Stockton P. Donley, a frontier lawyer and Texas Supreme Court justice.. Learn More About State of Texas History

Donley County is bordered by Gray County (north), Collingsworth County (east), Hall County (south), Briscoe County (southwest), Armstrong County (west).

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

Donley County, Texas Courthouse Records

Donley County, Texas Courthouse
Donley County, TX Courthouse

The Donley County Courthouse is located in Clarendon, 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 Donley 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 22, 1882 may be located in Clay County and Wheeler County

  • Donley County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1882, Land Records from 1882, Probate Records from 1882 and Court Records from 1882. 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.
  • Donley County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Donley County, Texas Census Records

Donley County, Texas Vital Records

Donley County, Texas Resources

Donley County, Texas External Links

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