Polk County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Polk County, Texas (Map It) was created on March 30, 1846 from Liberty County. This county was named for James Knox Polk, the eleventh president of the United States (1845–1849) .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Polk County is bordered by Angelina County (north), Tyler County (east), Hardin County (southeast), Liberty County (south), San Jacinto County (southwest), Trinity County (northwest).

Polk County Cities and Towns include Corrigan, Goodrich, Livingston, Moscow, Onalaska, Seven Oaks.. A Map of Polk County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Polk County, Texas Courthouse Records

Polk County, Texas Courthouse
Polk County, TX Courthouse

The Polk County Courthouse is located in Livingston, 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 Polk 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.

  • Polk County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1846, Land Records from 1845, Probate Records from 1840 and Court Records from 1848. 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.
  • Polk County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Polk County, Texas Census Records

Polk County, Texas Vital Records

Polk County, Texas Resources

Polk County, Texas External Links

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