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Kerr County, Texas Facts

Kerr County

When was Kerr County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 26, 1856 from Bexar County. This county was named for James Kerr (1790–1850), an early colonist in Texas and soldier in the Texas Revolution .

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

What counties are adjacent to Kerr County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Kimble County (north), Gillespie County (northeast), Kendall County (east), Bandera County (south), Real County (southwest), Edwards County (west).

What cities and towns are in Kerr County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Ingram, Kerrville.

Kerr County, TX Vital Records

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

Kerr County, TX Census Records

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

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

Kerr County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Kerr County Courthouse

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

  • Kerr County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 700 Main St., Suite 122, Kerrville 78028
  • Kerr 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) 792-2255
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1856
    • Land Records: 1840
    • Probate Records: 1856 
    • Court Records: 1856
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Kerr County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Kerr Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Kerr Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Kerr Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kerr Co. TX General and History Websites

Kerr Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Kerr Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kerr Co. TX Military Records

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