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Revision as of 00:19, 15 March 2013

This article is about an east Texas county. For other uses, see Anderson.

United States go to Texas go to Counties A go to Anderson County

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

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Anderson County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Anderson County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded March 24, 1846
County Seat Palestine
Address 500 N. Church Street,
#10, Palestine, TX 75801
Named for: Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas
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County Courthouse

Anderson County Courthouse
500 N Church Street
Palestine, TX 75801-3024
Phone: 903.723.7432 

District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk
has birth and death records from 1903, marriage,
probate and land records from 1846 and court records;
cities have birth and death records from 1953[1]


Parent County

1846--Anderson County was created 24 March 1846 from Houston County. County seat: Palestine [2]

The county was named for Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns:  | Cayuga | Elkhart | Frankston | Palestine | Salmon | Slocum | Tennessee Colony 

Neighboring Counties


African American





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





Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Palestine Public Library
2000 S. Loop 256
Palestine, TX 75801
Phone: (903) 729-4121

Frankston Depot Library
Town Square S
Frankston, TX 75763
Phone: (903) 876-4463

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anderson County, Texas. Page 658 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).