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Guide to '''Henderson County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Henderson County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Henderson County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1846
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| seat = Athens
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| building address = Henderson County Courthouse<br>100 East Tyler Street Suite 107<br>Athens, Texas 75751}}
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== County Information ==
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.henderson.tx.us/ips/cms Henderson County Courthouse]<br> 100 East Tyler Street Suite 107<br> Athens, Texas 75751<br>Phone: 903.675.6140<br><br> County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage records from 1880, probate records from 1860,<br> court records from 1910 and land records from 1846<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henderson County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''County Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 632<br>Athens 75751<br>Phone: 903-675-6115<br>Fax: 903-675-6105
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'''District Clerk'''
  
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County Courthouse<br>Athens 75751<br>Phone: 903-675-6115
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Henderson County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.co.henderson.tx.us/ips/cms Henderson County Courthouse]<br> 100 East Tyler Street Suite 107<br> Athens, Texas 75751<br>Phone: 903.675.6140<br>&nbsp;<br> County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage records from 1880, probate records from 1860,<br> court records from 1910 and land records from 1846<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henderson County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first permanent settlements were established in 1837.  
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'''1837--'''The first permanent settlements were established in 1837.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Henderson County was created 27 April 1846 from [[Houston County, Texas|Houston]] and [[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Athens <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1846--'''Henderson County was created 27 April 1846 from [[Houston County, Texas Genealogy|Houston]] and [[Nacogdoches County, Texas Genealogy|Nacogdoches]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Athens <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Henderson, Athens|place|disp=Athens}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Henderson, Chandler|place|disp=Chandler}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Anderson County, Texas|Anderson]]  
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[[Anderson County, Texas Genealogy|Anderson]] {{•}} [[Cherokee County, Texas Genealogy|Cherokee]] {{•}} [[Ellis County, Texas Genealogy|Ellis]] {{•}} [[Freestone County, Texas Genealogy|Freestone]] {{•}} [[Kaufman County, Texas Genealogy|Kaufman]] {{•}} [[Navarro County, Texas Genealogy|Navarro]] {{•}} [[Smith County, Texas Genealogy|Smith]] {{•}} [[Van Zandt County, Texas Genealogy|Van Zandt]]  
*[[Cherokee County, Texas|Cherokee]]  
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<center>{{TXHENDERSON County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Ellis County, Texas|Ellis]]  
 
*[[Freestone County, Texas|Freestone]]  
 
*[[Kaufman County, Texas|Kaufman]]  
 
*[[Navarro County, Texas|Navarro]]  
 
*[[Smith County, Texas|Smith]]  
 
*[[Van Zandt County, Texas|Van Zandt]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2626&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|485437|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2626 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/henderson-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Henderson+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/henderson.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Henderson/ListHenderson.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/henderson/cemeteries.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/henderson/henderson-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=Henderson&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Etxhender/hendcem.html TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22682&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=48&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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==== Census ====
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
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==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, ''1883. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46827/m1 Digital book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.
 
*''A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, ''1883. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46827/m1 Digital book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.  
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[[Image:Txhenderson.jpg|400px|Txhenderson.jpg]] <br>
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1838 - 1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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{{VAciv}}
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*[[1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)|1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)]], Company I
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.athensreview.com/ Athens Review Newspaper]  
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Henderson}}
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*[http://www.athensreview.com/ Athens Review Newspaper]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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* '''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index) - FamilySearch
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*'''1814-1909''' and '''1966-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973] -  FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ] - FamilySearch records collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] - FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas 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.  
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*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005] (index) -  Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Henderson County Genealogical Org.'''<br>121 S. Prairieville St.<br> Athens 75751<br><br>
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'''Henderson County Historical Commission'''<br> 207 N. Prairieville St.<br> Athens, Texas<br><br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Henderson County Historical Society'''<br> Post Office Box 943<br>Athens, Texas 75751<br>Telephone Number: 903-677-3611<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhender/ website]<br><br>
  
== Web Sites  ==
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'''Henderson County Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 1412<br> Athens 7575<br><br>
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Henderson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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*{{FHL|Texas Henderson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 20:01, 23 August 2017

United States
Texas
Henderson County

Guide to Henderson County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Henderson County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Henderson County
Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded 27 April, 1846
County Seat Athens
Courthouse
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Address Henderson County Courthouse
100 East Tyler Street Suite 107
Athens, Texas 75751
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County Information


County Courthouse

Henderson County Courthouse
100 East Tyler Street Suite 107
Athens, Texas 75751
Phone: 903.675.6140

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1880, probate records from 1860,
court records from 1910 and land records from 1846[1]


County Clerk

P.O. Box 632
Athens 75751
Phone: 903-675-6115
Fax: 903-675-6105


District Clerk

County Courthouse
Athens 75751
Phone: 903-675-6115


Henderson County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1847 1850 1847 1846

History

1837--The first permanent settlements were established in 1837.

Parent County

1846--Henderson County was created 27 April 1846 from Houston and Nacogdoches Counties.

  • County seat: Athens [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Anderson  • Cherokee  • Ellis  • Freestone  • Kaufman  • Navarro  • Smith  • Van Zandt

Ellis CountyKaufman CountyVan Zandt CountyWood CountySmith CountyHenderson CountyCherokee CountyAnderson CountyFreestone CountyNavarro CountyTX HENDERSON.JPG

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Henderson 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.

  • A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, 1883. Digital book on line from the Portal to Texas History.

Maps

Txhenderson.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Henderson County, Texas Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Henderson County, Texas Genealogy:

World War I

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Henderson County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Probate

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.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

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.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Henderson County Genealogical Org.
121 S. Prairieville St.
Athens 75751

Henderson County Historical Commission
207 N. Prairieville St.
Athens, Texas

Henderson County Historical Society
Post Office Box 943
Athens, Texas 75751
Telephone Number: 903-677-3611
website

Henderson County Historical Society
PO Box 1412
Athens 7575

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
  • FamilySearch Catalog The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henderson County, Texas. Page 666 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).