Howard County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Howard County, Texas (Map It) was created on August 21, 1876 from Tom Green County and Young Territory. This county was named for Volney Eskine Howard, U.S. Representative from Texas (1849–1853) .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Howard County is bordered by Borden County (north), Mitchell County (east), Sterling County (southeast), Glasscock County (south), Martin County (west).

Howard County Cities and Towns include Big Spring, Coahoma, Forsan.. A Map of Howard County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Howard County, Texas Courthouse Records

Howard County, Texas Courthouse
Howard County, TX Courthouse

The Howard County Courthouse is located in Big Spring, 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 Howard 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 June 15, 1882 may be located in Shackelford County and Mitchell County

  • Howard County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1882, Land Records from 1882, Probate Records from 1882 and Court Records from 1882. 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.
  • Howard 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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