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Garza County, Texas Facts

Garza County

When was Garza County, TX Created?
Allen 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.

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

What counties are adjacent to Garza County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Crosby County (north), Kent County (east), Scurry County (southeast), Borden County (south), Lynn County (west).

What cities and towns are in Garza County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Close City, Post, Justiceburg, Southland.

Garza County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Garza County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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, TX Census Records

What Garza County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Garza County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available 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.

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.

Garza County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Garza County Courthouse

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

  • 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
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Garza County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Garza Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Garza Co. TX Cemeteries & Church 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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