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Hunt County, Texas (Map It) was created on April 11, 1846 from Fannin County and Nacogdoches County. This county was named for Memucan Hunt, Jr. (1807–1856), a secretary of the navy under the Republic of Texas .. Learn More About State of Texas History
Hunt County is bordered by Fannin County (north), Delta County (northeast), Hopkins County (east), Rains County (southeast), Van Zandt County (south), Kaufman County (south), Rockwall County (southwest), Collin County (west).
Hunt County Cities and Towns include Caddo Mills, Campbell, Celeste, Commerce, Greenville, Hawk Cove, Lone Oak, Neylandville, Quinlan, Union Valley, West Tawakoni, Wolfe City.. A Map of Hunt County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Hunt County, Texas Courthouse Records
Hunt 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 Hunt 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. The Courthouse, built in 1883, was destroyed by a fire on August 17, 1884 which heavily damaged the town's commercial district. Some early records destroyed. (more).
- Hunt County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1858, Land Records from 1846, Probate Records from 1847 and Court Records from 1851. 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.
- Hunt County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Hunt County, Texas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Texas Census Substitute Records: 1820-1890
- State Population Schedules: Republic of Texas Poll Lists for 1846
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Hunt 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
Hunt County, Texas Resources
- Hunt County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 398, Greenville 75401
- Hunt County Historical Commission
- Walworth Harrison Public Library, Genealogy Room
- Pacer-Hunt County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2306, Quinlan 75474
- Hunt Co. Records Available on Microfilm
- Hunt County, Texas Message Boards
- Hunt County, Texas Genealogy Forum read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Hunt County
Hunt County, Texas External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Texas (1813 - 1993)
- The Commerce Journal (Commerce, Texas)
- Herald Banner (Greenville, Texas)
- The Daily Journal (Commerce, Texas)
- Commerce Weekly Farm Journal (Commerce, Texas)
- Hunt County, Texas Books - Amazon
- Hunt Co., Texas - FindaGrave
- Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection
- Hunt Co., Texas Almanac
- Texas county histories : a bibliography