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Madison County, Texas (Map It) was created on February 2, 1853 from Grimes County, Walker County and Leon County. This county was named for James Madison, the fourth president of the United States (1809–1817) .. Learn More About State of Texas History
Madison County Cities and Towns include Madisonville, Midway, Normangee, North Zulch.. A Map of Madison County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Madison County, Texas Courthouse Records
Madison County, TX Courthouse
The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Madison 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. Courthouses and county records were destroyed by fire in June 1865 and January 1873. Courthouse, built 1896, was destroyed by fire on May 14, 1967. Some county records may have been destroyed.
- Madison County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1874, Land Records from 1835, Probate Records from 1873 and Court Records from 1873. 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.
- Madison County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Madison County, Texas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Texas Census Substitute Records: 1820-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Madison County, Texas Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from 1903 to present.
- Marriage Records: available from the County Clerk
- Divorce Records: available from the Clerk of District Court
- Locations: Texas Department of State Health Services
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756; (888) 963-7111 or (512) 458-7111
Madison County, Texas Resources
- Madison County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 26, Madisonville 77864
- Madison Co. Records Available on Microfilm
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