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Revision as of 18:27, 15 March 2013

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

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County Courthouse

Donley County Courthouse
300 S Sally
Clarendon, TX 79226
Phone: 806.874.3436

County Clerk has birth records from 1877,
marriage and land recordsfrom 1882,
death records from 1903, probate records from
1923 and military discharge records from 1919[1]

The current Donley County courthouse, a Romanesque Revival design building,  was opened in November 1891. The courthouse was restored in 2003. It is the oldest functioning courthouse in the Texas Panhandle and is a recorded Texas Historic Landmark. [2]

Donley County Courthouse
300 S. Sully
Clarendon, TX 79226
County Clerk - Fay Vargas
PO Drawer U
Courthouse Annex
Clarendon, TX 79226
(806) 874-3436
FAX (806) 874-3351
Donley County Government website


Originally named Wegefarth County and organized in 1882, the county was renamed Donley.

Parent County

1876--Donley County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1882. [3] County seat: Clarendon [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Clarendon | Hedley | Howardwick | Lelia Lake

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

Donley County: Land O' Promise, 1975, by Virginia Browder.

Donley County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.


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





Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Donley County, Texas. Page 663 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Donley County http://www3.historictexas.net/donley-county-texas
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Donley County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcd10
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).