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Gonzales County, Texas Facts

Gonzales County

When was Gonzales County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties (established  on November 1832 as a Old Mexican Municipality). This county was named for its county seat, named in turn for Coahuila y Tejas governor Rafael Gonzales.

What is the County Seat of Gonzales County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Gonzales also, the county government website is www.co.gonzales.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Gonzales County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Fayette County (northeast), Lavaca County (east), Dewitt County (southeast), Karnes County (southwest), Wilson County (southwest), Guadalupe County (west), Caldwell County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Gonzales County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Gonzales, Nixon, Smiley, Waelder, Pilgrim.


Gonzales County, TX Vital Records

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


Gonzales County, TX Census Records

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

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


Gonzales County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Gonzales County Courthouse

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

  • Gonzales County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 77, Gonzales 78629
  • Gonzales 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) 672-2801
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1829
    • Land Records: 1837
    • Probate Records: 1832 
    • Court Records: 1838
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Gonzales County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Gonzales Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Gonzales Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Gonzales Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Gonzales Co. TX General and History Websites

Gonzales Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Gonzales Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Gonzales Co. TX Military Records

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