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Cooke County Contacts and Locations

Cooke County Courthouse: ........................................ (940) 668-5435
100 South Dixon
Gainesville, Texas 76240
Fax - 940-668-5440

Cooke County District Clerks Office: ....................... (940) 668-5450
District Clerk: Patricia Payne
Cooke County Courthouse Annex.
112 South Dixon, Suite 102
Gainesville, TX 76240
FAX: (940) 668-5476

Cooke County Clerks Office: .................................... (940) 668-5420
County Clerk: Rebecca Lawson
100 Dixon
Gainesville, TX 76240
Note: Requests for birth, death, and marriage certificate copies must be written and a reason for the copy stated. Some form of ID is required. It is probably best to call ahead before mailing in a request.  The earliest records on file are as follows: Marriage License - after 1850, Birth and Death - 1903, Deed records - after 1850, Probate (not all) - after 1850. Charges are: birth - $23, death - $21, marriage - $1 for copy or $11.00 certified.  Most other records are $1 per page for copies.  The Clerks office can not do land "searches" but will make copies of a known date/and person on land records.   Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Hours are 8 to 5, Monday - Friday.

Cooke County Library: ................................................(940) 668-5530
200 S. Weaver Street
Gainesville TX 76240
Director: Jennifer Johnson-Spence
Hours: Sunday: closed, Monday-Friday: 10 to 6, Saturday: 9 to 1.     www.cookecountylibrary.org 

Cross Timbers Genealogical Society  (Your host group for the Cooke County TXGenWeb Project.)
P.O. Box 197
Gainesville, TX 76241
Meetings on first Monday of the month (except January & July) at NCTC Library at 7:00pm.
Membership (Individual & Family) dues are $15.00 per year (starting in June) and includes our quarterly publication, The Cross Timbers Post. For information about the organization, the quarterly publication, etc., contact Norman L. Newton.