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

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County Courthouse

Stephens County Courthouse
200 West Walker
Breckenridge, Texas 76424
Phone: 254.559.3700


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1876, probate records from 1886
and land records from 1858; District Clerk has divorce
and court records[1]

History

The first white settler arrived in 1857.

Parent County

1858--Stephens County was created 22 January 1858 from Bosque County. It was originally called Buchanan County, until the name changed 17 December 1861. County seat: Breckenridge [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries from the Stephens County TXGenWeb site.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Stephens 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.

Maps

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

Military

Civil War Confederate Pensions  WWI  WWII information from the Stephens County TXGenWeb site.

Newspapers

Newspapers from the Stephens County TXGenWeb site.

Obituaries

Obits from the Stephens County TXGenWeb site.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stephens County, Texas. Page 674 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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