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Bandera County, Texas Facts

Bandera County

When was Bandera County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 26, 1856 from Bexar County, Uvalde County and Non-County Area . This county was named for Bandera Pass, named in turn for the Spanish word for "flag" .

What is the County Seat of Bandera County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Bandera also, the county government website is www.banderacounty.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Bandera County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Kerr County (north), Kendall County (northeast), Bexar County (southeast), Medina County (south), Uvalde County (southwest), Real County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Bandera County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bandera.


Bandera County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Bandera County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bandera County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Bandera County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.


Bandera County, TX Census Records

What Bandera County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bandera County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Bandera Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bandera Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bandera Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.


Bandera County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Bandera County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Bandera County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Bandera County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Bandera County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 823, Bandera 78003
  • Bandera County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (830) 796-3332
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1856
    • Land Records: 1837
    • Probate Records: 1856
    • Court Records: 1857
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Bandera County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Bandera County, TX?
A list of Bandera County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Bandera County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Bandera County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Bandera County.

Bandera Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Bandera Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Bandera Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bandera Co. TX General and History Websites

Bandera Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Bandera Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bandera Co. TX Military Records

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