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LaSalle County, Texas Facts

LaSalle County

When was LaSalle County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on November 1880) from Nueces County, Bexar County and Webb County. This county was named for René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643–1687), the French explorer who traveled through Texas .

What is the County Seat of LaSalle County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Cotulla (Stuart's Rancho from 1880-1881, La Salle from 1881-1883, Cotulla 1883-present) also, the county government website is www.lasallecountytx.org/.

What counties are adjacent to LaSalle County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Frio County (north), Atascosa County (northeast), McMullen County (east), Webb County (south), Dimmit County (west).

What cities and towns are in LaSalle County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Cotulla, Encinal.


LaSalle County, TX Vital Records

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


LaSalle County, TX Census Records

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

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


LaSalle County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


LaSalle County Courthouse

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

  • LaSalle County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: Courthouse Square, Ste 107, Cotulla 78014
  • LaSalle 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) 879-4432
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1880
    • Land Records: 1880
    • Probate Records: 1881 
    • Court Records: 1881
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

LaSalle County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

LaSalle Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

LaSalle Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

LaSalle Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

LaSalle Co. TX General and History Websites

LaSalle Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

LaSalle Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

LaSalle Co. TX Military Records

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