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

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Navarro 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 25, 1846
County Seat Corsicana
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County Courthouse

Navarro County Courthouse
300 W 3rd Av; PO Box 423
Corsicana, TX 75151
Phone: 903.654.3035 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1846, probate and land records
from 1850 and court records; District Clerk has divorce


First settled in 1838.

Parent County

1846--Navarro County was created 25 April 1846 from Robertson County. County seat: Corsicana [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1855--Records of the district clerk were destroyed by fire in October 1855.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns:  Corsicana | Angus | Barry |, Eureka | Goodlow | Kerens | Rice | Blooming Grove | Dawson | Emhouse | Frost | Mildred | Mustang | Navarro Mills | Oak Valley | Powell |   Retreat | Richland

Neighboring Counties


African American




Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.



After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Land Grants of Navarro County  ~  TXGenWeb

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Navarro 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.



  • 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


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Navarro County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).



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.


Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Societies and Libraries

  • Corsicana Public Library

100 N 12th St
Corsicana, TX 75110
Phone: (903) 654-4810

  • Kerens Library

121 S Colket St
Kerens, TX 75144
Phone: (903) 396-2665

  • Communities In Action Library

301 S Fordyce
Blooming Grove, TX 76626
Phone: (903) 695-2175

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Navarro County, Texas. Page 671 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).