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Lavaca County, Texas Facts

Lavaca County

When was Lavaca County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 6, 1846 from Colorado County, Gonzales County, Jackson County and Fayette County. This county was named for the Lavaca River (La vaca is Spanish for "the cow") .

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

What counties are adjacent to Lavaca County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Fayette County (north), Colorado County (northeast), Jackson County (southeast), Victoria County (south), DeWitt County (southwest), Gonzales County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Lavaca County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hallettsville , Moulton , Shiner, Yoakum.


Lavaca County, TX Vital Records

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


Lavaca County, TX Census Records

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

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


Lavaca County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Lavaca County Courthouse

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

  • Lavaca County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 326, Hallettsville 77964
  • Lavaca 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) 798-3612
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1847
    • Land Records: 1846
    • Probate Records: 1846 
    • Court Records: 1847
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Lavaca County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lavaca Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Lavaca Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Lavaca Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lavaca Co. TX General and History Websites

Lavaca Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Lavaca Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lavaca Co. TX Military Records

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