Mitchell County, Texas Genealogy

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

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County Courthouse

Mitchell County Courthouse
PO Box 1166
Colorado City, Texas 79512
Phone: 915.728.3481

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death,
probate, court and land records[1]


The first settlers arrived in 1875.

Parent County

1876--Mitchell County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.

1881--Mitchell County was organized 10 January 1881.[2]

County seat: Colorado City [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Buford | Colorado City | Loraine | Westbrook

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories






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

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), Mitchell County, Texas. Page 670 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handbook of Texas Online: Mitchell County
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).