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

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County Courthouse

Hunt County Courthouse
PO Box 1316;
Greenville, TX 75401
County Clerk has birth, death and burial from 1903, marriag and land records from 1846, probate records from 1800’s, military records form early 1900’s and court records from 1967; District Clerk has divorce records[1]


Parent County

1846--Hunt County was created 11 April 1846 from Fannin and Nacogdoches Counties. County seat: Greenville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1884 -- Hunt County Courthouse, built in 1883, destroyed by fire August 17, 1884.  Some early records destroyed.[3][4]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

Local histories are available for Hunt 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.


Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.



Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hunt 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.


Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hunt County, Texas. Page 666 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. Greenville, TX Courthouse and Business District Fire, Aug 1884 (
  4. My Texas Genealogy - Texas Counties With Burned Courthouses (


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