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Duval County, Texas Facts

Duval County

When was Duval County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on November 7, 1876 ) from Nueces County and Live Oak County. This county was named for Burr Harrison DuVal (1809–1836), a soldier in the Texas Revolution who died in the Goliad Massacre.

What is the County Seat of Duval County, TX?
The County Seat is located in San Diego also, the county government website is unknown.

What counties are adjacent to Duval County, TX?
Bordering Counties are McMullen County (north), Live Oak County (northeast), Jim Wells County (east), Brooks County (southeast), Jim Hogg County (southwest), Webb County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Duval County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Benavides, Freer, San Diego.

Duval County, TX Vital Records

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

Duval County, TX Census Records

What Duval County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Duval 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.

Duval Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Duval Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Duval 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.

Duval County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Duval County Courthouse

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

  • Duval County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 248, San Diego 78384
  • Duval 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: (361) 279-3322
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1877
    • Land Records: 1877
    • Probate Records: 1877 
    • Court Records: 1877
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Duval County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Duval Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Duval Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Duval Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Duval Co. TX General and History Websites

Duval Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Duval Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Duval Co. TX Military Records

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