Jefferson County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Jefferson County, Texas (Map It) was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties . This county was named for Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1801–1809).. Learn More About State of Texas History

Jefferson County is bordered by Hardin County (north), Orange County (northeast), Chambers County (southwest), Liberty County (northwest), Cameron Parish, Louisiana (east).

Jefferson County Cities and Towns include Bevil Oaks, Beaumont, China, Groves, Nederland, Nome, Port Neches, Port Arthur, Taylor Landing.. A Map of Jefferson County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Jefferson County, Texas Courthouse Records

Jefferson County, Texas Courthouse
Jefferson County, TX Courthouse

The Jefferson County Courthouse is located in Beaumont, 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 Jefferson 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.

  • Jefferson County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1837, Land Records from 1836, Probate Records from 1838 and Court Records from 1844. 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.
  • Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Jefferson County, Texas Census Records

Jefferson County, Texas Vital Records

Jefferson County, Texas Resources

Jefferson County, Texas External Links

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