Gaines County, Texas Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Gaines County Courthouse
P. O. Box 847
101 South Main
Seminole, Texas 79360-4342
Phone: 915.758.4003

County Clerk has birth, death and court records
from 1903, marriage and probate records from
1848 and land records from 1843[1]

County Clerk - Vicki Phillips
101 South Main, Room 107
Seminole, Texas 79360
Phone: (432) 758-4003
FAX: (432) 758-1442

Gaines County Government Website

 Details: (Co Clk has b, m, d, bur, pro & ct rec from 1905 & land rec)


Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Ashmore | Bessie | Caput | Denver City (mostly in Yoakum County) | Higginbotham | Loop | Seagraves | Seminole | Wasson | White City

Neighboring Counties



  • Loop Cemetery, Loop, Texas
  • Seagraves Cemetery, Seagraves, Texas
  • Gaines County Memorial Cemetery, Seminole, Texas
  • Seminole Gaines County Cemetery (South), Seminole, Texas
  • Webb Cemetery


  • Ashmore Baptist Church - Loop
  • Loop Baptist Church - Loop
  • Loop Church of Christ - Loop
  • Apostolic Assembly - Seagraves
  • Church of Christ - Seagraves 
  • Church of the Nazarene - Seagraves
  • First Assembly of God - Seagraves
  • First Baptist Church - Seagraves
  • First United Methodist Church - Seagraves
  • Mt. Olive Baptist Church - Seagraves
  • St. Paul's Catholic Church - Seagraves
  • Sendero Pathway Assembly of God - Seagraves
  • Temple Baptist Chruch - Seagraves
  • Templo Bautista Getsemani - Segraves
  • Agape Church - Seminole
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Seminole
  • Family Harvest Church - Seminole
  • Fifth Street Church of Christ - Seminole
  • First Assembly of God - Seminole
  • First Baptist Church of Seminole - Seminole
  • First Methodist Church - Seminole
  • First Presbyterian Church - Seminole
  • First United Methodist Church - Seminole
  • German Church of God - Seminole 
  • Gospel Mennonite Church - Seminole
  • Sommerfeld Mennonite Church - Seminole
  • South Seminole Baptist Church - Seminole
  • St. James Catholic Church - Seminole
  • West Side Church of Christ - Seminole


Funeral Homes

  • Boyer Funeral Home - Seminole
  • Connally Funeral Home - Seagraves
  • Head Family Funeral Home - Seagraves
  • Mark A. Jones Funeral Home - Seagraves
  • Ratliff Funeral Home - Seminole
  • Singleton Funeral Home - Seminole


Local Histories


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


World War I Draft Registrations (A-L) - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site

World War I Draft Registrations (M-Z) - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site

World War II Enlistment Records - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site

Korean War Dead - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site


Seminole Sentinel

These newspapers are not in Gaines County but contain news about its residents:

The Brownfield News

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb 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), Gaines County, Texas. Page 664 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).