Terrell County, Texas Genealogy

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

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Terrell County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded April 8, 1905
County Seat Sanderson
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County Courthouse

Terrell County has had only one courthouse, built in 1906.  The courthouse was remodelled into a modern style building in 1939.

Terrell County Courthouse
105 East Hackberry
Sanderson, TX 79848
Terrell County Government Website

Terrell County Courthouse
PO Drawer 410
Sanderson, Texas 79848-0410
Phone: 915.345.2391

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records[1]


Parent County

1905--Terrell County was created 8 April 1905 from Pecos County. County seat: Sanderson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


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Local Histories

Local histories are available for Terrell 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.

  • Terrell County, Texas, 1978 by the Terrell County Heritage Commission.
  • Terrell County History from The Handbook of Texas Online
  • 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




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.


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Terrell County Public Library
108 Hackberry
Sanderson, TX 79848
Phone: (432) 345-2294

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Terrell 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).