Madison County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Madison County, Texas (Map It) was created on February 2, 1853 from Grimes County, Walker County and Leon County. This county was named for James Madison, the fourth president of the United States (1809–1817) .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Madison County is bordered by Leon County (north), Houston County (northeast), Walker County (southeast), Grimes County (south), Brazos County (southwest).

Madison County Cities and Towns include Madisonville, Midway, Normangee, North Zulch.. A Map of Madison County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Madison County, Texas Courthouse Records

Madison County, Texas Courthouse
Madison County, TX Courthouse

The Madison County Courthouse is located in Madisonville, 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 Madison 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. Courthouses and county records were destroyed by fire in June 1865 and January 1873. Courthouse, built 1896, was destroyed by fire on May 14, 1967. Some county records may have been destroyed.

  • Madison County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1874, Land Records from 1835, Probate Records from 1873 and Court Records from 1873. 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.
  • Madison 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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