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Nueces County, Texas

Nueces County

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

The Nueces County Seat is located in Corpus Christi also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to Nueces County are San Patricio County (north), Kleberg County (south), Jim Wells County (west).

Cities and towns located in Nueces County include Agua Dulce, Aransas Pass, Bishop, Corpus Christi, Driscoll, Ingleside, Petronila, Port Aransas, Robstown.

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 consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found 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.

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Nueces County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Nueces County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Nueces County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Nueces County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Texas courthouses and archives everywhere are the aspirations and worries of many Texas citizens.

The chances are excellent that your particular forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a number of elements of their lives in the Nueces County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records will be in Nueces County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county.

I highly recommend you get in touch with the clerk's office to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other facts prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A good number of workers will aid persons in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the man or women to do the research.
  • 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
  • Nueces County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Nueces County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Nueces County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own most liked Nueces County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Nueces Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Nueces Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Nueces Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Nueces Co. TX Census Records

Nueces Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Nueces Co. TX Church & Bible 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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