Shelby County, Texas Genealogy

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County Courthouse



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The county is named after Kentucky's First Governor Isaac Shelby (1750-1826).[1]

This county was the scene of the Regulator-Moderator War, 1841-1844.

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




Check out cemeteries at:




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





Vital Records

  • 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

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.


  1. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).