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Justice of the Peace, Pct. 8 | Tax Assessor-Collector

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Explanatory Notes About the Records Series


County records series listed below are available for viewing and research purposes at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center.

Polk County - County Attorney
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Correspondence Files

1950 . . . 1964

 

0.1

Order Book

1887-1893

1

0.25

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Polk County - County Auditor
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Bond Record

1918-1948

1

0.25

Claim Register

1945-1948

1

0.25

Correspondence

1937 . . . 1945

 

0.5

School Fund Ledger

1937-1944

1

0.25

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Polk County - County Clerk
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Accounts Allowed, Minutes of

1857-75; 1902-53; 1965-75

11

3

Acknowledgment Record

1888-1909

8

0.25

Acknowledgment Record, County Clerk

1883-1940

2

0.2

Annual Auditor Reports

1916 . . . 1978

20

0.25

Assumed Name Register

1921-1977

5

1.25

Attachment Lien Record

1928-1960

1

0.25

Auditor Reports

1919-1923

2

0.1

Bill of Sale Record

1885-1955

2

0.5

Butcher's Register

1907; 1923-29

 

0.1

Chattel Mortgage, Attached to Realty

1928-1960

1

0.25

Chattel Mortgage Record and Index

1879 . . . 1967

78

17

Civil Case Papers

1868-1923

 

2

Civil Docket

1903-1984

6

1.25

Civil Minutes

1926-1972

2

1.25

Commissioner's Court Docket

1887-1977

10

3

Commissioner's Court Minutes

1846-1946

15

5.5

Commissioner's Court Papers

1878 . . . 1987

 

15

Convict Labor Record

1919-1949

6

0.5

Correspondence, County Engineer

1919 . . . 1929

 

0.1

Correspondence Files

1846 . . . 1917

 

1

County Budgets

1936-1969

15

0.25

County Court Docket

1867-1883

1

0.25

Criminal Minutes

1903-1970

8

2.5

Davison, Estate Record of C. H.

1900

1

0.1

Deed Record

1846 . . . 1918

8

3

Deed Record, Index to

1846-1971

17

7

Delinquent Tax Payers, List of

1892-1913

 

0.2

Delinquent Tax Record

1885-1952

10

3.25

Dental Record

1889-1927

1

0.15

Election Return Record

1849-1946

5

2

Equalization Board Minutes

1908-1959

6

2

Estray Record

1888-1933

2

0.5

Green's Account Book, A. B.

1885-1888

1

0.15

Instruments to be Filed, Register of

1877-1986

27

12

Jesse R. Jones Survey, Abstract of

1852-1914

 

0.25

Jury Time Book

1879; 1893-1921

2

0.25

Laborer's Lien Record

1885-1929

2

0.25

Lake Livingston, Condemnation Case Papers

1966-1967

 

3

Land or Town Lots Sold for Taxes, Record of

1877-1886

1

0.1

Lands, Composition on Polk County Lands by J. W. Tullas

1938

1

0.1

Lands Record, Public School Lands Classification

1890-1934

1

0.25

Lands Record, Record of Purchase of School Lands

1901-1917

1

0.25

Lands Sold Record, Credit Lists of

1883-1918

13

3

Limited Partnership Record

1929

 

0.1

Liquor License Record

1893-1908

2

0.25

Maps and Plats

1905 . . . 1967

 

0.25

Marks and Brand Record

1846-1918; 1943-80

5

1

Marriage, Parental Consent to

1880-1885

 

0.1

McDrew's Abstract Book, Tom

1908

1

0.25

Mental Illness Minutes

1925-1938

1

0.25

Notice of Intention to Marry Record

1929-1931

1

0.25

Occupation Tax Lists

1882-1932

 

0.1

Occupation Tax Register

1869-1906

5

0.5

Official Bond Record

1848-1942

11

4.25

Pauper Record

1890-1936

2

0.5

Plat Record

1915-1964

1

0.5

Probate Bond Record

1857-1871

1

0.25

Probate Docket

1854-1867; 1888-1944

11

3.25

Probate Minutes

1847-1971

43

15

Probate Record

1847-1854

3

0.25

Probate, Small Estates Record

1956-1986

1

0.25

Probate, Will Record

1840-1896

1

0.1

Progeny Lien Record

1893-1900

1

0.25

Redeemed Land, List of

1894-1917

 

0.2

Redemption Record

1928-1955

1

0.25

Registration of Separate Property of Married Women

1849-1872

1

0.25

Road District Bond Record: Bridges

1911-1923

1

0.25

Road Minutes

1883-1928

4

1

San Jacinto County Deed Record

1873-1877

1

0.1

Scalp Bounty Record

1915-1923

1

0.25

Scire Facias Minutes

1903-1907

 

0.1

Selective Service, County Exemption Board

1917

1

0.25

Swartwout Store Ledger

1850-1855

1

0.1

Tax Abstract Books

1858-1889

2

0.25

Tax Assessor's Guide Book

1880

1

0.25

Tax Roll, City of Livingston

1914

1

0.25

Tax Rolls

1860-76; 1906; 1908; 1912; 1928-38; 1940-47; 1951

40

12.25

Trinity River Authority, Annual Reports

1973-1976

1

0.25

Voter Lists

1867-73; 1923-45

 

0.75

William G. Logan League, Abstract of

1845-1906

1

0.25

Wood, L. B.- Day Book for store in Moscow, Texas

1859-1862

1

0.25

Wood Sale Report

1937-1944

 

0.2

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Polk County - Extension Agent
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Subject Files

1958 . . . 1974

 

2

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Polk County - County Judge
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Acknowledgement Record

1882-1914

1

0.1

Aerial Photo Map, pt. 1 of 3, Polk County

1952

 

0.5

Stryker Lumber Company Journal

1920

1

0.15

Subject Files

1919 . . . 1975

 

12

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Polk County - School Superintendent
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Deeds, School Lands

1877 . . . 1966

 

0.25

Field Notes

1916-1938

1

0.15

Minutes of the County School Board

1874-75; 1915-78

4

0.5

Permanent Grade Record

1928-1929

1

0.25

Scholastic Census, Consolidated

1859; 1904; 1909-69

 

5.5

Scholastic Census, Oaths of Enumerators

1934-1947

 

0.1

School Voucher, Register of

1894-1905

 

0.25

Subject Files

1903 . . . 1975

 

6

Superintendent's School Record

1873-74; 1876-80; 1882-85; 1889-1910; 1933-54; 1964-65

28

2.75

Superintendent's Summarized Report on Independent Districts

1922-1936

 

 

Teacher's Certificate Register

1893-1905; 1919-32; 1950-70

4

1

Teacher's Daily Registers

1921-1954

 

1

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Polk County - County Sheriff
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Prisoners Registers

1886-95; 1900-09; 1917-18; 1933-63

4

1.5

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Polk County - County Surveyor
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Survey Record

1835-1860

6

0.75

Survey Record, Corrected Field Notes

1889-1903

1

0.25

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Polk County - County Treasurer
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Bond Register

1919-1959

2

0.25

Bond Register, Road

1920-1922

1

0.15

Bonds, Register of House

1924-1943

1

0.1

Claim Register

1877-1942

42

14

Finance Ledger

1879-1930

10

2

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Polk County - District Clerk
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Bill of Costs

1858-1871

1

0.15

Correspondence Files

1931 . . . 1975

 

0.15

Court of Civil Appeal Case Papers (selected)

1902 . . . 1911

 

0.25

Criminal Docket

1860-1916

4

0.5

Depositions and Statement of Facts (selected)

1915 . . . 1965

 

1

Juror's Time Book

1899-1948

5

0.75

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Polk County - Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Civil and Criminal Docket

1889-1892

1

0.15

Civil Docket

1893-1966

5

1.2

Criminal Docket

1893 . . . 1920

 

1

Inquest Record

1950-1969

3

1

Small Claim's Docket

1954-1969

1

0.2

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Polk County - Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Court Docket

1856-1857

1

0.1

Fee Book

1846-1850

1

0.1

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Polk County - Justice of the Peace, Pct. 8
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Criminal Docket

1907-1912

1

0.25

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Polk County - Tax Assessor-Treasurer
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Assessor's Abstract Books

1911-1918

1

0.25

Assessor's Abstract Books, San Augustine County Land Titles

1880

1

0.25

Hill & Corry Tax Book

1888-1907

1

0.2

Inventory of Property, Lumber

1934-1935

2

0.25

Occupations Tax Record

1893-1897; 1928-40

2

0.25

Poll Tax Exemptions

1935; 1952

4

0.75

Poll Tax Lists

1923-1937

 

0.25

Poll Tax Receipts Record

1904 . . . 1969

 

12

Tax Rolls

1846-1872

 

6

Voter Lists

1931-37; 1960-64

 

0.35

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