Garza County, Texas

Garza County

Garza County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on July 5, 1907) from Young Territory . This county was named for José Antonio de la Garza, pioneering settler and first Mayor of San Antonio.

The Garza County Seat is located in Post also, the county government website is www.garzacounty.net/.

Areas bordering to Garza County are Crosby County (north), Kent County (east), Scurry County (southeast), Borden County (south), Lynn County (west).

Cities and towns located in Garza County include Close City, Post, Justiceburg, Southland.

Garza 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 Garza 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.

Garza County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Garza County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Garza County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Garza County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Garza County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Texas courthouses and archives everywhere are the aspirations and worries of many Texas citizens.

The chances are excellent that your particular forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a number of elements of their lives in the Garza County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records will be in Garza County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county. Some early records  prior to organization on July 5, 1907 may be located in Young County, Throckmorton County, Mitchell County, Scurry County and Borden County

I highly recommend you get in touch with the clerk's office to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other facts prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A good number of workers will aid persons in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the man or women to do the research.
  • Garza County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 366, Post 79356
  • Garza 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) 495-4430
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1907
    • Land Records: 1907
    • Probate Records: 1907 
    • Court Records: 1907
  • Garza County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Garza County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Garza County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own most liked Garza County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Garza Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Garza Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Garza Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Garza Co. TX Census Records

Garza Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Garza Co. TX Church & Bible Records

Garza Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Garza Co. TX General and History Websites

Garza Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Garza Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Garza Co. TX Military Records

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