Tarrant County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Tarrant County, Texas (Map It) was created on December 20, 1849 from Navarro County. This county was named for Edward H. Tarrant, a U.S. Army general who drove the Native Americans out of the future county .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Tarrant County is bordered by Denton County (north), Dallas County (east), Ellis County (southeast), Johnson County (south), Parker County (west), Wise County (northwest).

Tarrant County Cities and Towns include Arlington, Azle, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Burleson , Colleyville, Crowley, Dalworthington Gardens, Edgecliff Village, Euless, Everman, Flower Mound , Forest Hill, Fort Worth , Grapevine , Grand Prairie , Haltom City, Haslet , Hurst, Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, Lakeside, Mansfield , Newark , North Richland Hills, Pantego, Pelican Bay, Rendon, Richland Hills, River Oaks, Saginaw, Sansom Park, Southlake, Trophy Club , Watauga, Westlake , Westover Hills, Westworth Village, White Settlement.. A Map of Tarrant County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Tarrant County, Texas Courthouse Records

Tarrant County, Texas Courthouse
Tarrant County, TX Courthouse

The Tarrant County Courthouse is located in Fort Worth, 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 Tarrant 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. Courthouse burned in a fire in 1876 which destroyed all county documents

  • Tarrant County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1876, Land Records from 1850, Probate Records from 1856 and Court Records from 1876. 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.
  • Tarrant 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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