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

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Somervell County, Texas
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Founded March 13, 1875
County Seat Glen Rose
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County Courthouse

Somervell County Courthouse
PO Box 1098;
Glen Rose, TX 76043-1098
Phone: 254.897.4427 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1885, divorce and court records
from 1898, probate and land records from 1875[1]


The first settlement was in 1859 at Springton.

Parent County

1875--Somervell County was created 13 March 1875 from Hood and Johnson Counties. County seat: Glen Rose [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1893--Courthouse and many, if not all, court records were destroyed by fire in February 1893.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Glen Rose | Glass | Nemo | Rainbow

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

Local histories are available for Somervell 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 Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors



  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors





Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

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

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Somervell County, Texas. Page 673 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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