|Harrison County was formed in 1839 (records prior to then are
in Shelby County) and the courthouse has probate, land and marriage
records from 1839 on. Incomplete birth records, are from 1903 and
are not available for 75 years. Incomplete death records, start
in 1903 and are not available for 25 years. The civil andcriminal
court records start in 1839. The records 1839-1845 are from the
Republic of Texas era. The tax office has some old tax records.
The courthouse was completely destroyed by fire in 1899,
but the records vault was closed and the records were saved. Most
of the surviving records that are open to the public were filmed
by the Family History Center.
The Harrison County Historical
Museum Research Library has a large collection of family