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

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County Courthouse

Carson County Courthouse
PO Box 487
Panhandle, TX 79068
Phone: 806.537.3873 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1888, divorce records from 1902,
probate records from 1907 and land records from 1883[1]


First settled by Mexican farmers and ranchers in the early 1800's.

Parent County

Local histories are available for Carson 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.

1876--Carson County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Panhandle [2]

The county was named for Samuel P. Carson, congressman and Republic of Texas secretary of state. (1798-1838). Samuel Price Carson, planter and lawmaker, son of John and Mary (Moffitt) Carson, was born at Pleasant Gardens, North Carolina, on January 22, 1798.

Boundary Changes

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Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Groom | Panhandle | Skellytown | White Deer |

Neighboring Counties



FindAGrave - cemetery transcriptions and photos for Carson County


Historical populations
Census Pop.




Local Histories


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



  • Panhandle Herald

P. O. Box 429
Panhandle, TX 79068-0429
Phone: 806-537-3634
Fax: 806-537-3780

  • Amarillo Daily News

Founded: 1909

  • Amarillo Globe-Times

900 S. Harrison
Amarillo, TX 79166
Founded: 1924
Phone: 806-376-4488
Fax: 806-376-9217

  • Amarillo Globe-News

Amarillo, TX

  • White Deer News

206 S. Main St.
P. O. Box 728
White Deer, TX 79097
Phone: 806-883-4881


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.


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

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb 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), Carson County, Texas. Page 660 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).