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Cherokee County, TX Public Records

District Court (Clerk)
135 S Main, 2nd Fl
Rusk, TX 75785 http://co.cherokee.tx.us/ips/cms/
Hours: 8AM-N, 1-5PM CST
P: 903-683-4533
F: 903-683-2971
No credit cards accepted except online.
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, or adoption records released
County Court
Cherokee County Clerk, PO Box 420
135 S Main
Rusk, TX 75785 www.co.cherokee.tx.us/ips/cms/cou...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 903-683-2350
F: 903-683-2457
Major credit cards accepted.
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil, Probate
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, sealed, or adoption records released
Probate fax is same as main fax number.
Justice of Peace Precinct 4 Place 1
P O Box 728
Jacksonville, TX 75766 co.cherokee.tx.us/ips/cms/countyo...
P: 903-586-1065
F: 903-586-2524
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor Class C, Civil Under $10,000, Small Claims, Eviction, Infractions, Traffic
Physical address is Greenhouse Mall, Suite 114, Jacksonville, same ZIP.
Justice of Peace Precinct 1 Place 1
272 Underwood St
Rusk, TX 75785 co.cherokee.tx.us/ips/cms/countyo...
P: 903-683-4663
F: 903-683-3476
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor Class C, Civil Under $10,000, Small Claims, Eviction, Infractions, Traffic
Justice of Peace Precinct 3 Place 1
207 S Patton St
Jacksonville, TX 75766 co.cherokee.tx.us/ips/cms/countyo...
P: 903-586-9161
F: 903-586-0344
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor Class C, Civil Under $10,000, Small Claims, Eviction, Infractions, Traffic
Justice of Peace Precinct 2 Place 1
P O Box 553
Alto, TX 75925 co.cherokee.tx.us/ips/cms/countyo...
P: 936-858-4732
F: 936-858-2271
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor Class C, Civil Under $10,000, Small Claims, Eviction, Infractions, Traffic

Cherokee County, TX Vital Records

Contact the Cherokee County Office of the County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Cherokee County
County Clerk
135 S Main
Courthouse
Rusk, TX 75785
www.co.cherokee.tx.us/ips/cms/cou...
8AM-5PM CST
Phone: 903-683-2350
Fax: 903-683-2457
Recorded Documents

Official Cherokee County Vital Certificates

Cherokee County Vital Certificates

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Cherokee County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,052.22 sq mi
Population (2009): 48,473
  • Females: 49.2%
  • White: 83.0%
  • Black/African American: 14.6%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 19.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 64.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): 1,810
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 7.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 12.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 22.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 68.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 11.4%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.63
Housing Units (2000): 19,173
Homeownership Rate (2000): 73.8%
Migration Flow to Cherokee County, TX from (2007-2008):

Cherokee County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $783,527
  • Construction: $29,167
  • Retail Trade: $46,401
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $69,420
  • Banking: $32,534
  • Retail Trade: $46,401
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $12,654
  • Manufacturing: $126,825
  • Farms: $132,749
  • Government: $171,511
Employed (2000): 18,691
Unemployed (2000): 1,102
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.0%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $27,439
Local Government Employment (2007): 2,121
Local Government Revenue (2007): $90,077 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $42,611 (thou. dol.)

Cherokee County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 783
  • Per 1,000 population: 16.3
Deaths (2007): 524
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.9
Infant Deaths (2007): 5
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.4

Cherokee County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 210
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 25
  • Robbery: 29
  • Aggravated Assault: 155
Property Crimes (2008): 1,354
  • Burglary: 405
  • Larceny-Theft: 848
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 101

Cherokee County Genealogy Records