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

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Jeff Davis County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded March 15, 1887
County Seat Fort Davis
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County Courthouse

Jeff Davis County Courthouse
PO Box 398
Fort Davis, TX 79734-0398
Phone: 915.426.3251 

County Clerk has death records from 1904,
birth records from 1883, divorce records
from 1946, marriage, probate, court and land
records from 1887[1]

Jeff Davis County has had two courthouses: the first courthouse built in 1880 and the current one built in 1910-11. [2]

Jeff Davis County Courthouse
101 State Street
Fort Davis, Texas 79734

County Clerk - Sue Blackley
P.O. Box 398
109 N. State Street, Ste. 4
Fort Davis, Texas 79734
432-426-3760 (FAX)

Jeff Davis County Government Website



Parent County

1887--Jeff Davis County was created 15 March 1887 from Presidio County. County seat: Fort Davis [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Fort Davis | Valentine

Neighboring Counties







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.

Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners of Texas - USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Jeff Davis 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.

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

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



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.


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

Jeff Davis County Library
100 Memorial Sq
Fort Davis, TX 79734
Phone: (432) 426-3802

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jeff Davis County, Texas. Page 667 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Jeff Davis County http://www3.historictexas.net/jeff-davis-county-texas
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).