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Edwards County, Texas
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Edwards County, Texas Facts

Edwards County

When was Edwards County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on April 10, 1883) from Bexar Land District . This county was named for Haden Edwards (1771–1849), empresario and filibuster who led the Fredonian Rebellion.

What is the County Seat of Edwards County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Rocksprings also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Edwards County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Sutton County (north), Kimble County (northeast), Kerr County (east), Real County (southeast), Uvalde County (southeast), Kinney County (south), Val Verde County (west) .

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

Edwards County, TX Vital Records

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

Edwards County, TX Census Records

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

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

Edwards County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Edwards County Courthouse

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

  • Edwards County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 184, Rocksprings 78880
  • Edwards 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) 683-2235
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1888
    • Land Records: 1888
    • Probate Records: 1888 
    • Court Records: 1888
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Edwards County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Edwards Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Edwards Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Edwards Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Edwards Co. TX General and History Websites

Edwards Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Edwards Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Edwards Co. TX Military Records

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