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Goliad County, Texas
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Goliad County, Texas Facts

Goliad County

When was Goliad County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties (originally named La Bahia Del Espiritu Santo and established  on August 1820 as a Old Mexican Municipality, renamed Goliad on Febuary 4, 1829). This county was named for its county seat, named in turn as an anagram of Miguel Hidalgo, the inspirational figure behind the Mexican War of Independence.

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

What counties are adjacent to Goliad County, TX?
Bordering Counties are DeWitt County (north), Victoria County (northeast), Refugio County (southeast), Bee County (southwest), Karnes County (northwest).

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

Goliad County, TX Vital Records

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

Goliad County, TX Census Records

What Goliad County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Goliad County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Goliad County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Goliad County Courthouse

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

  • Goliad County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 50, Goliad 77963
  • Goliad 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: (361) 645-3294
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1876
    • Land Records: 1852
    • Probate Records: 1871
    • Court Records: 1855
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Goliad County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Goliad Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Goliad Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Goliad Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Goliad Co. TX General and History Websites

Goliad Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Goliad Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Goliad Co. TX Military Records

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