Angelina County, Texas Genealogy

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Guide to Angelina County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

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Angelina County Courthouse
PO Box 908
Lufkin, TX 75902-0908
Phone: 936.634.8339 

County Clerk has some birth records from 1875, death records
 from 1903, marriage, probate and land records from 1846;
District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk and District
Court have court records from 1920[1]


Parent County

1846--Angelina County was created April 22, 1846 from Nacogdoches County.

County seats: Marion 1846-1854; Jonesville 1854-1858; Homer 1858-1892; Lufkin 1892-present. [2][3]

Angelina is named for a Hainai Native American woman who assisted early Spanish missionaries and was named Angelina by them.[4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1891--Angelina County Courthouse at Homer burned on November 19, 1891.  Many of the county records - including those in the assessor's office and the justice of the peace office were destroyed. [5]


Populated Places

Cities and Towns: Burke | Diboll | Hudson | Huntington | Lufkin | Shawnee | Zavalla

Neighboring  Counties


African American





==== Local Histories ====Local histories are available for Angelina County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.




Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Angelina County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.


Angelina County Tax Assessor  -  property taxes

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Angelina County, Texas. Page 658 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Angelina County - Handbook of Texas Online
  4. Wikipedia,_Texas
  5. - Homer, TX Courthouse Fire, Nov 1891