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Jackson County has been the home of two county seats and four courthouses. Texana served as the county seat at the county's inception in 1836. The first courthouse building was built there in 1858. In 1883 voters elected to move the county seat to the new town of Edna. A new courthouse was built in Edna in 1884; it burned in June 1900. A third courthouse was built in 1906, a three-story brick Beaux-Arts style domed-building. The current courthouse was built in 1954.
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Jackson County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Barbara Williams<br>115 W. Main, Room 101<br>Edna, TX 77957<br>Phone: 361-782-3563<br>Fax: 361-782-3132 <br>
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Apply for a Birth or Death Certificates contact local Registrar Barbara Williams. [http://www.co.jackson.tx.us/ips/export/sites/jackson/downloads/Forms/AppBirthDeathCert.pdf Application form] - pdf document
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[http://www.co.jackson.tx.us/ips/cms Jackson County Government website]<br>
  
 
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== History  ==

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County Courthouse

Jackson County has been the home of two county seats and four courthouses. Texana served as the county seat at the county's inception in 1836. The first courthouse building was built there in 1858. In 1883 voters elected to move the county seat to the new town of Edna. A new courthouse was built in Edna in 1884; it burned in June 1900. A third courthouse was built in 1906, a three-story brick Beaux-Arts style domed-building. The current courthouse was built in 1954.

Jackson County Courthouse
County Clerk - Barbara Williams
115 W. Main, Room 101
Edna, TX 77957
Phone: 361-782-3563
Fax: 361-782-3132

Apply for a Birth or Death Certificates contact local Registrar Barbara Williams. Application form - pdf document

Jackson County Government website

History

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The county is named after President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) who was in office at the time of the county's formation.[1]

Parent County

1836--Jackson County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality.
County seat: Edna [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1900--Jackson County Courthouse destroyed by fire on Jun 15, 1900.  Records of the County Judge, Assessor and Justice of the Peace were lost. [3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Edna | Francitas | Ganado | La Salle | La Ward | Lolita | Vanderbilt

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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.
  • 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.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


References

  1. "Jackson County, Texas," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Edna, TX Courthouse Fire, Jun 1900 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7559/edna-tx-courthouse-fire-jun-1900