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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]


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



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City Directories

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


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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.


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Vital Records

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  • 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), 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).


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