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Eastland County, Texas (Map It) was created on February 1, 1858 from Non-County Area and Palo Pinto County. This county was named for William Mosby Eastland, a soldier during the Texas Revolution.. Learn More About State of Texas History
Eastland County is bordered by Stephens County (north), Palo Pinto County (northeast), Erath County (east), Comanche County (southeast), Brown County (south), Callahan County (west), Shackelford County (northwest) .
Eastland County Cities and Towns include Carbon, Cisco, Eastland, Gorman, Ranger, Rising Star.. A Map of Eastland County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Eastland County, Texas Courthouse Records
Eastland County, TX Courthouse
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 Eastland 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 December 2, 1873 may be located in Bosque County, Comanche County and Palo Pinto County. Eastland County Courthouse, a three-story stone building, burned on November 29, 1896. The records are believed to have been saved.
- Eastland County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1873, Land Records from 1874, Probate Records from 1874 and Court Records from 1874. 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.
- Eastland County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Eastland County, Texas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Texas Census Substitute Records: 1820-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Eastland County, Texas Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from 1903 to present.
- Marriage Records: available from the County Clerk
- Divorce Records: available from the Clerk of District Court
- Locations: Texas Department of State Health Services
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756; (888) 963-7111 or (512) 458-7111
Eastland County, Texas Resources
- Eastland County Genealogical Society
- Ranger Historical Preservation Society
- Eastland Co. Records Available on Microfilm
- Eastland County, Texas Message Boards
- Eastland County, Texas Genealogy Forum read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Eastland County
Eastland County, Texas External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Texas (1813 - 1993)
- Eastland County, Texas Books - Amazon
- Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868-1949
- Eastland Co., Texas - FindaGrave
- Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection
- History of Eastland County, Texas
- Eastland Co., Texas Almanac
- Texas county histories : a bibliography