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El Paso County, Texas
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El Paso County, Texas Facts

ElPaso County

When was El Paso County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 3, 1850 (organized on May 7, 1871) from Non-County Area . This county was named for neighboring Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, formerly called El Paso del Norte as it served as the pass north from central Mexico to the settlements of New Mexico.

What is the County Seat of El Paso County, TX?
The County Seat is located in El Paso (former county seat was located at San Elizario, 1850-1866, Ysleta, 1866-1868, San Elizario, 1868-1873, Ysleta, 1873-1883, El Paso, 1883-present ) also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to El Paso County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Otero County, New Mexico (north), Hudspeth County (east), Doña Ana County, New Mexico (northwest), Chihuahua, Mexico (south).

What cities and towns are in El Paso County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include El Paso, Horizon City, Socorro, Anthony, Clint.

El Paso County, TX Vital Records

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

El Paso County, TX Census Records

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

El Paso Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. El Paso Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. El Paso 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.

El Paso County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

El Paso County Courthouse

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

  • El Paso County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 500 E. San Antonio Rm 105, El Paso 79901
  • El Paso 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: (915) 546-2071
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1866
    • Land Records: 1856
    • Probate Records: 1866 
    • Court Records: 1861
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

El Paso County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

El Paso Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

El Paso Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

El Paso Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

El Paso Co. TX General and History Websites

El Paso Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

El Paso Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

El Paso Co. TX Military Records

  • El Paso Co. TX Schools & Directories
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