Yoakum County, Texas Genealogy

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Yoakum County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Plains
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County Courthouse

Yoakum County; PO Box 309; Plains, TX 79355; Ph. 806.456.2721 Details: (Attached to Martin Co from 1904 to 1907) (Co Clk has b rec from 1878, m & d rec from 1908, pro rec from 1907, ct rec from 1930 & land rec from 1898; Dis Clk has div rec)


Parent County

1876--Yoakum County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Plains [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1926--Yoakum County Courthouse destroyed by fire in December 1926.  All county records were stored in a vault and were saved. [2]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



  • Yoakum County WWII Casualties
  • 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

Yoakum County/Cecil Bickley Library
205 W 4th St
Denver City, TX 79323
Phone: (806) 592-2754

Yoakum County Library
910 Ave E
Plains, TX 79355
Phone: (806) 456-8725

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. GenDisasters.com - Plains, TX Yoakum County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1926 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17527/plains-tx-yoakum-county-courthouse-fire-dec-1926