Nacogdoches County, Texas Genealogy

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

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County Courthouse

Nacogdoches County Courthouse
101 W Main Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961-5119
Phone: 936.560.7733 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1793, land records from 1833,
probate records from 1837, court records from late
1800’s and military records 1918; District Clerk
has divorce records[1]


Following the revolution the original 23 counties were created from the Nacogdoches Department; subsequently 20 other counties were created from Nacogdoches County. The Fredonia Rebellion took place in 1826-1827, the battle of Belasco (Nacogdoches) was fought on August 2, 1832, and the Cordova Rebellion occurred in 1838.

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Nacogdoches County border changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Appleby | Central Heights | Chireno | Cushing | Douglass | Etoile | Garrison | Kingtown | Lilbert | Martinsville | Melrose | Nacogdoches | Sacul | Trawick | Woden

Neighboring Counties 






After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Nacogdoches 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 Texas Genweb site

1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith & Trinity at



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


Nacogdoches & Southeastern Railroad Company: These records are housed at the Stephen F. Austin State University 'Ralph W. Steen Library'. This railroad company was incorporated in 1903 surrendered it charted in 1955.


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.


Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

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.

  • 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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nacogdoches County, Texas. Page 670 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).