Wood County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Wood County, Texas (Map It) was created on February 5, 1850 from Van Zandt County. This county was named for George Tyler Wood, the second governor of Texas (1847–1849).. Learn More About State of Texas History

Wood County is bordered by Hopkins County (north), Franklin County (northeast), Camp County (northeast), Upshur County (east), Smith County (south), Van Zandt County (southwest), Rains County (west).

Wood County Cities and Towns include Alba, Hawkins, Mineola, Quitman, Winnsboro, Yantis.. A Map of Wood County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Wood County, Texas Courthouse Records

Wood County, Texas Courthouse
Wood County, TX Courthouse

The Wood County Courthouse is located in Quitman, 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 Wood 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 and all county records were destroyed by fire in December 1878.

  • Wood County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1879, Land Records from 1878, Probate Records from 1878 and Court Records from 1878. 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.
  • Wood 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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