Yoakum County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Yoakum County, Texas (Map It) was created on August 21, 1876 from the Young Territory. This county was named for Henderson King Yoakum (1810–1856), soldier, attorney, and Texas historian .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Yoakum County is bordered by Cochran County (north), Terry County (east), Gaines County (south), Lea County, New Mexico (west).

Yoakum County Cities and Towns include Plains, Denver City.. A Map of Yoakum County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Yoakum County, Texas Courthouse Records

Yoakum County, Texas Courthouse
Yoakum County, TX Courthouse

The Yoakum County Courthouse is located in Plains, 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 Yoakum 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. Some early records  prior to organization on 1907 may be located in Young County, Throckmorton County, Howard County, Martin County and Terry County. Courthouse destroyed by fire in December 1926.  All county records were stored in a vault and were saved.

  • Yoakum County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1907, Marriage Records from 1907, Land Records from 1907, Probate Records from 1907 and Court Records from 1907. 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.
  • Yoakum County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Yoakum County, Texas Census Records

Yoakum County, Texas Vital Records

Yoakum County, Texas Resources

Yoakum County, Texas External Links

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