Red River County, Texas Genealogy

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Red River County, Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded March 17, 1836
County Seat Clarksville
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County Courthouse

Red River County Courthouse
200 North Walnut Street
Clarksville, TX 75426
Phone: 903.427.2401 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1845, probate and land records
from 1835; District Clerk has divorce and court records[1]

Red River County has had five courthouses. [2] The fifth and current courthouse was built in 1885. 

Red River County Government Website



Parent County

1836--Red River County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. LaGrange (now called Madras) was named temporary county seat in 1837, until Clarksville was selected as the county seat in 1838. [3] County seat:Clarksville [4]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Red River County border changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Annona | Avery | Bagwell | Bogata | Clarksville | Detroit | Deport (mostly in Lamar County) | English | Maple

Neighboring Counties







Local Histories



  • Civil War Dead buried in Red River County, Texas, by Lawrence and Sue Dale. Contains all notes from cemetery records, 374 individuals, most without formal Civil War markers. Available from the authors
  • 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

Red River County Public Library
307 N Walnut St
Clarksville, TX 75426
Phone: (903) 427-3991

Red River County, TX Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 516
Clarksville, TX 75426-2720

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), Red River County, Texas. Page 672 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Red River County
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Red River County
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).