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Nueces County, Texas
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Nueces County, Texas Facts

Nueces County

When was Nueces County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 18, 1846 from San Patrico County. This county was named for the Nueces River (Nueces is Spanish for "nuts") .

What is the County Seat of Nueces County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Corpus Christi also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Nueces County, TX?
Bordering Counties are San Patricio County (north), Kleberg County (south), Jim Wells County (west).

What cities and towns are in Nueces County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Agua Dulce, Aransas Pass, Bishop, Corpus Christi, Driscoll, Ingleside, Petronila, Port Aransas, Robstown.

Nueces County, TX Vital Records

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

Nueces County, TX Census Records

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

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

Nueces County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Nueces County Courthouse

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

  • Nueces County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 2627, Corpus Christi 78403
  • Nueces 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) 888-0580
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1846
    • Land Records: 1847
    • Probate Records: 1846 
    • Court Records: 1850
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Nueces County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Nueces Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Nueces Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Nueces Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Nueces Co. TX General and History Websites

Nueces Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Nueces Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Nueces Co. TX Military Records

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