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Kinney County, Texas
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Kinney County, Texas Facts

Kinney County

When was Kinney County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 28, 1850 (organized on Febuary 7, 1874 ) from Bexar County. This county was named for Henry Lawrence Kinney, a Texas state senator and unsuccessful land speculator .

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

What counties are adjacent to Kinney County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Edwards County (north), Uvalde County (east), Maverick County (south), Val Verde County (west), State of Coahuila, Mexico (southwest).

What cities and towns are in Kinney County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Brackettville, Spofford.

Kinney County, TX Vital Records

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

Kinney County, TX Census Records

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

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

Kinney County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Kinney County Courthouse

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

  • Kinney County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 9, Brackettville 78832
  • Kinney 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) 563-2521
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1872
    • Land Records: 1872
    • Probate Records: 1874 
    • Court Records: 1873
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Kinney County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Kinney Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Kinney Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Kinney Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kinney Co. TX General and History Websites

Kinney Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Kinney Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kinney Co. TX Military Records

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