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

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Cherokee County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Cherokee County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded April 11, 1846
County Seat Rusk
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County Courthouse

Cherokee County Courthouse
520 N Main Street; PO Drawer 420;
Rusk, TX 75785
Phone: 903.683.2350
County Clerk has birth and death from 1903,
marriage, probate and land records, probate
and land records from 1846, court and divorce


Parent County

1846--Cherokee County was created 11 April 1846 from Nacogdoches County. County seat: Rusk [2]

The county was named for the Indian tribe.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities:  | Alto | Cuney | Gallatin | Jacksonville | New Summerfield | Reklaw | Rusk | Wells |

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

Local histories are available for Cherokee 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.

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors


  • 1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith & Trinity at www.rootsweb.com
  • Historical Maps  ~  From the Republic to the Turn of the Century  ~  Hidden Ancestors
  • Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.






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

Singletary Memorial Library
207 E 6th St
Rusk, TX 75785
Phone: (903) 683-5916

Jacksonville Public Library
502 S Jackson St
Jacksonville, TX 75766
Phone: (903) 586-7664

Rube Sessions Memorial Library
298 Rusk Ave
Wells, TX 75976
Phone: (936) 867-4757

Family History Centers

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), Cherokee 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).