Palo Pinto County, Texas

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

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Contents

County Courthouse

Palo Pinto County Courthouse
PO Box 219
Palo Pinto, TX 76484
Phone: 940.659.1277 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and land records from 1857, probate records
from 1860; District Clerk has divorce records from 1900[1]

History

The first settlement was in 1854.

Parent County

1856--Palo Pinto County was created 27 August 1856 from Navarro and Bosque Counties. County seat: Palo Pinto [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities and towns : Brazos | Gordon | Graford | Mineral Wells | Mingus | Oran | Palo Pinto | Santo | Strawn

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Archives

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Cemeteries

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Church

City Directories

R.L. Polk & Co.'s Mineral Wells City Directories -- online: 1909 1920 from the Portal to Texas History

Court

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History

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Land

Family History Library CATALOG  - Land and Property - Maps

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Palo Pinto 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.

  • The Palo Pinto Story, 1956, by Mary Whatley Clarke.
  • History of Palo Pinto County, 1978, by the Palo Pinto Historical Association.
  • Palo Pinto County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

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

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Military

Newspapers

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

Probate

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.

Taxation

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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, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Family History Library CATALOG

  • 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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Palo Pinto County, Texas. Page 671 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).