Kent County, Texas Genealogy
- This article is about a county in the state of Texas. For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation).
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Kent County's first courthouse was built in Clairemont in 1893. It burned in 1955, a year after the county seat was moved to Jayton. The second (and present) courthouse opened in 1957.
Kent County Courthouse
County Clerk - Richard Craig Harrison
Deputy County Clerk - Stacy Burchett
P. O. Box 9
Jayton, TX 79528
Fax: 806-237-2632 fee schedule
Kent County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar and Young Land Districts and organized in 1892. County seat: Clairemont (1892-1954); Jayton (1954-present). 
1955--The Old Kent County Courthouse in Clairemont, built in 1893, was burned in April 1955. The building was vacant because the county seat moved to Jayton in 1954. No record loss. 
Places / Localities
Clairemont | Clipper | Girard | Harmony | Jayton | Luzon | Polar
Populated Places from the Kent County TXGenweb site.
Kent County Cemeteries from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
- Kent County and Its People, 1983, by Jewell G. Pritchett and Erma B. Black.
- Kent County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
Kent County Military Records from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
- Kent County Births 1926-1945 from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
- Kent County Marriages 1968-2002 from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
- Kent County Deaths 1964-1999 from the Kent County TXGenWeb site.
- 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
- TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- GenDisasters.com - Claremont, TX Kent County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1955 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7493/clairemont-tx-kent-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1955