Henderson County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Henderson County, Texas (Map It) was created on April 27, 1846 from Houston County and Nacogdoches County. This county was named for James Pinckney Henderson, the first governor of Texas (1846–1847) .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Henderson County is bordered by Kaufman County (north), Van Zandt County (north), Smith County (east), Cherokee County (southeast), Anderson County County(south), Freestone County (southwest), Navarro County (west), Ellis County (northwest).

Henderson County Cities and Towns include Athens, Berryville, Brownsboro, Caney City, Chandler, Coffee City, Enchanted Oaks, Eustace, Gun Barrel City, Log Cabin, Mabank , Malakoff, Moore Station, Murchison, Payne Springs, Poynor, Seven Points, Star Harbor, Tool, Trinidad.. A Map of Henderson County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Henderson County, Texas Courthouse Records

Henderson County, Texas Courthouse
Henderson County, TX Courthouse

The Henderson County Courthouse is located in Athens, 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 Henderson 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.

  • Henderson County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1847, Land Records from 1847, Probate Records from 1846 and Court Records from 1847. 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.
  • Henderson 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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