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Hardin County, Texas (Map It) was created on January 22, 1858 from Liberty County, Tyler County and Jefferson County. This county was named for the Hardin family, earliest settlers of Liberty County.. Learn More About State of Texas History
Hardin County Cities and Towns include Kountze, Lumberton, Rose Hill Acres, Silsbee, Sour Lake.. A Map of Hardin County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Hardin County, Texas Courthouse Records
Hardin 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 Hardin 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. Courthouse burned about August 8, 1886. Early county records were destroyed in the conflagration. Some records were destroyed including the assessment rolls of the county, surveyor's records, and the county judge's records, including the probate records. The only records that may have been saved were those that were stored in an iron safe.
- Hardin County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1862, Land Records from 1849, Probate Records from 1866 and Court Records from 1879. 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.
- Hardin County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Hardin 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
Hardin 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
Hardin County, Texas Resources
- Hardin County Historical & Genealogical Society, Post Office Box 1230, Kountze, Texas 77657; 409-755-1128
- Piney Woods Pioneer Genealogical Society, Rt L, Box 40s, Kountze 77625
- SouthEast Texas Genealogical & Historical Society
- Hardin Co. Records Available on Microfilm
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