Gaines County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Gaines County, Texas (Map It) was created on August 21, 1876 from the Young Territory . This county was named for James Gaines, merchant and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Gaines County is bordered by Yoakum County (north), Terry County (north), Dawson County (east), Martin County (southeast), Andrews County (south), Lea County, New Mexico (west) .

Gaines County Cities and Towns include Denver City, Seagraves, Seminole.. A Map of Gaines County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Gaines County, Texas Courthouse Records

Gaines County, Texas Courthouse
Gaines County, TX Courthouse

The Gaines County Courthouse is located in Seminole, 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 Gaines 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 October 24, 1905 may be located in Shackelford County, Mitchell County, Howard County and Martin County

  • Gaines County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1905, Marriage Records from 1906, Land Records from 1905, Probate Records from 1905 and Court Records from 1906. 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.
  • Gaines 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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