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

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Milam 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 17, 1836
County Seat Cameron
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County Courthouse

Milam County Courthouse
PO Box 191
Cameron, Texas 76520-4216
Phone: 254.697.6596

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1873, probate, court and land
records, school census records 1909-1970 and
military discharge records from 1919[1]


In 1836 Milam County consituted one-sixth of the land in the territory in Texas.

Parent County

1836--Milam County was created on 17 March 1836 from the Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Cameron [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1874--Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in April 1874.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Ghost Towns

Texas Escapes Online Magazine | Big Lump | Bryant Station | Nashville | Sipe Springs

Neighboring Counties

Bell | Burleson | Falls | Lee | Robertson | Williamson



Individual cemeteries:




Voter Registration  1867-1869  ~  TXGenWeb


Land Survey Abstract Indices Original Land Owners of Texas  ~   TXGenWeb

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Milam 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.




Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Milam 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

  • Cameron Public Library
    304 E 3rd St
    Cameron, TX 76520
    Phone: (254) 697-2401

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Milam County, Texas. Page 670 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).