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Castro County, Texas Facts

Castro County

When was Castro County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on November 19, 1876 (organized on December 21, 1891 ) from Young Territory . This county was named for Henri Castro (1786–1865), a French consul general for the Republic of Texas and founder of a colony in Texas .

What is the County Seat of Castro County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Dimmitt also, the county government website is www.co.castro.tx.us.

What counties are adjacent to Castro County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Deaf Smith County (north), Randall County (northeast), Swisher County (east), Hale County (southeast), Lamb County (south), Parmer County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Castro County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Dimmitt, Hart, Nazareth.


Castro County, TX Vital Records

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


Castro County, TX Census Records

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

Castro Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Castro Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Castro Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

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.


Castro County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Castro County Courthouse

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

  • Castro County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 East Bedford, Room 101, Dimmitt 79027
  • Castro 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: (806) 647-3338
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1891
    • Land Records: 1891
    • Probate Records: 1891 
    • Court Records: 1892
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Castro County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Castro Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Castro Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Castro Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Castro Co. TX General and History Websites

Castro Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Castro Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Castro Co. TX Military Records

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