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

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County Courthouse

Jefferson County Courthouse
PO Box 1151
Beaumont, TX 77704
Phone: 409.835.8475 

County Clerk has birth and death records 1903-1966,
marriage, land, probate, court and military disharge 
records from 1836; District Clerk has divorce records[1]


The Cypress Bayou Settlement in the Mexican municipality of Liberty was the nucleus from which the present area of Jefferson County grew.

Parent County

1836--Jefferson County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Beaumont [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Biographies, Autobiographies & Memoirs

Books & Articles


Churches & Religious Organizations


Funeral Homes

Historical Markers


Local Histories


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


Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Jefferson County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Texas.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb 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), Jefferson County, Texas. Page 667 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)


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