Madison County, Texas Genealogy

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

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Madison County, Texas
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Founded February 2, 1853
County Seat Madison
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County Courthouse

Madison County Courthouse
101 W Main Street;
Madisonville, TX 77864
Phone: 936.348.2638

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate, land, military and court records from 1873[1]


Parent County

1853--Madison County was created 2 February 1853 from Grimes, Leon, and Walker Counties. County seat: Madisonville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865, 1873--Courthouses and county records were destroyed by fire in June 1865 and January 1873.

1967--Madison County Courthouse, built 1896, was destroyed by fire on May 14, 1967. Some county records may have been destroyed. [3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Madisonville | Midway | Normangee (mostly in Leon County) | North Zulch

Neighboring Counties






Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Madison 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 Madison 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

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

Madison County Library
605 S May St
Madisonville, TX 77864
Phone: (936) 348-6118

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Texas. Page 669 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. - Madisonville, TX Courthouse Fire, May 1967