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Medina County, Texas Facts

Medina County

When was Medina County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 12, 1848 from Bexar County. This county was named for the Medina River, named for Spanish engineer Pedro Medina.

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

What counties are adjacent to Medina County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Bandera County (north), Bexar County (east), Atascosa County (southeast), Frio County (south), Uvalde County (west).

What cities and towns are in Medina County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Castroville, Devine, Hondo, LaCoste, Lytle , Natalia.

Medina County, TX Vital Records

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

Medina County, TX Census Records

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

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

Medina County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Medina County Courthouse

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

  • Medina County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1100 16th St., Rm. 109, Hondo 78861
  • Medina 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) 741-6040
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1848
    • Land Records: 1848
    • Probate Records: 1848 
    • Court Records: 1849
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Medina County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Medina Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Medina Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Medina Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Medina Co. TX General and History Websites

Medina Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Medina Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Medina Co. TX Military Records

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