Hardin County, Texas Genealogy Guide

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 is bordered by Tyler County (north), Jasper County (east), Orange County (southeast), Jefferson County (south), Liberty County (southwest), Polk County (northwest).

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, Texas Courthouse
Hardin County, TX Courthouse

The Hardin County Courthouse is located in Kountze, 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 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

Hardin County, Texas Vital Records

Hardin County, Texas Resources

Hardin County, Texas External Links

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