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Bexar County, Texas
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Bexar County, Texas Facts

Bexar County

When was Bexar County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties (established as a municipality under the authority of New Spain on October 24, 1731 named San Fernando DE BEXAR) . This county was named for San Antonio de Béxar, the major presidio in Mexican Texas, named in turn for the San Antonio River and theSpanish viceroy's family, who were Dukes of Béjar in Spain.

What is the County Seat of Bexar County, TX?
The County Seat is located in San Antonio also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Bexar County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Kendall County (north), Comal County (north), Guadalupe County (northeast), Wilson County (southeast), Atascosa County (south), Medina County (west), Bandera County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Bexar County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Alamo Heights, Balcones Heights, Castle Hills, Cibolo, China Grove, Converse, Cross Mountain, Elmendorf, Fair Oaks Ranch, Grey Forest, Helotes, Hill Country Village, Hollywood Park, Kirby, Leon Springs, Leon Valley, Live Oak, Lytle, Olmos Park, San Antonio, Schertz, Scenic Oaks, Selma, Shavano Park, Somerset, St. Hedwig, Terrell Hills, Timberwood Park, Universal City, Von Ormy, Windcrest.

Bexar County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Bexar County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bexar 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 Bexar 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.

Bexar County, TX Census Records

What Bexar County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bexar County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Bexar Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bexar Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bexar Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 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.

Bexar County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Bexar County Courthouse

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

  • Bexar County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 Dolorosa, Ste. 104, San Antonio 78205
  • Bexar 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: (210) 335-2216
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1837
    • Land Records: 1837
    • Probate Records: 1837 
    • Court Records: 1837
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Bexar County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Bexar Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Bexar Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Bexar Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bexar Co. TX General and History Websites

Bexar Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Bexar Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bexar Co. TX Military Records

Bexar Co. TX Schools & Directories

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