Leon County, Texas Genealogy Guide2016-05-26T00:50:07+00:00

Leon County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Leon County, Texas (Map It) was created on March 17, 1846 from Robertson County. This county was named for either Mexican empresario Martín De León, who founded Victoria, Texas, or the león, a local variety of yellow wolf .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Leon County is bordered by Freestone County (north), Anderson County (northeast), Houston County (east), Madison County (south), Robertson County (west), Limestone County (northwest) .

Leon County Cities and Towns include Buffalo, Centerville, Jewett, Leona, Marquez, Normangee, Oakwood.. A Map of Leon County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Leon County, Texas Courthouse Records

Leon County, Texas Courthouse
Leon County, TX Courthouse

The Leon County Courthouse is located in Centerville, 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 Leon 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 fire on the night of November 9, 1885 destroyed the courthouse. Many records were lost. Most of the records for the county were destroyed.

  • Leon County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1885, Land Records from 1836, Probate Records from 1846 and Court Records from 1846. 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.
  • Leon County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Leon County, Texas Census Records

Leon County, Texas Vital Records

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