Stephens County, Texas Genealogy

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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]


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



Cemeteries from the Stephens County TXGenWeb site.




Local Histories


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


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


Newspapers from the Stephens County TXGenWeb site.


Obits from the Stephens County TXGenWeb site.



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.


  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).