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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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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]

History

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

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

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

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Madison County, Texas. 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.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or ordered electronically online


Societies and Libraries

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

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  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. GenDisasters.com - Madisonville, TX Courthouse Fire, May 1967 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17580/madisonville-tx-courthouse-fire-may-1967

 

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