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Frio County, Texas
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Frio County, Texas Facts

Frio County

When was Frio County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on July 20, 1871) from Uvalde County and Atascosa County. This county was named for the Frio River (Frio is Spanish for "cold").

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

What counties are adjacent to Frio County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Medina County (north), Atascosa County (east), La Salle County (south), Dimmit County (southwest), Zavala County (west).

What cities and towns are in Frio County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bigfoot, Dilley, Frio Town, Hilltop, Moore, North Pearsall, Pearsall, West Pearsall.

Frio County, TX Vital Records

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

Frio County, TX Census Records

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

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

Frio County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Frio County Courthouse

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

  • Frio County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 500 E. San Antonio St., 6, Pearsall 78061
  • Frio 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) 334-2214
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1871
    • Land Records: 1871
    • Probate Records: 1873 
    • Court Records: 1873
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Frio County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Frio Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Frio Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Frio Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Frio Co. TX General and History Websites

Frio Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Frio Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Frio Co. TX Military Records

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