Hale County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Hale County, Texas (Map It) was created on August 21, 1876 from the Young Territory. This county was named for John C. Hale, a lieutenant killed in action at the Battle of San Jacinto .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Hale County is bordered by Swisher County (north), Floyd County (east), Lubbock County (south), Lamb County (west), Castro County (northwest).

Hale County Cities and Towns include Abernathy, Cotton Center, Edmonson, Hale Center, Hale City, Petersburg, Plainview, Seth Ward.. A Map of Hale County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Hale County, Texas Courthouse Records

Hale County, Texas Courthouse
Hale County, TX Courthouse

The Hale County Courthouse is located in Plainview, 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 Hale 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 August 4, 1888 may be located in Jack County, Baylor County, Donley County and Crosby County

  • Hale County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1888, Land Records from 1888, Probate Records from 1888 and Court Records from 1888. 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.
  • Hale County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Hale County, Texas Census Records

Hale County, Texas Vital Records

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