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Presidio County, Texas
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Presidio County, Texas Facts

Presidio County

When was Presidio County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 3, 1850 (organized on 1875 ) from Bexar County. This county was named for Presidio del Norte, an eighteenth-century fort and settlement on the south side of the Rio Grande.

What is the County Seat of Presidio County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Marfa also, the county government website is unknown.

What counties are adjacent to Presidio County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Jeff Davis County (north), Brewster County (east), State of Chihuahua, Mexicolies (south).

What cities and towns are in Presidio County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Marfa, Presidio.

Presidio County, TX Vital Records

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

Presidio County, TX Census Records

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

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

Presidio County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Presidio County Courthouse

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

  • Presidio County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 789, Marfa 79843
  • Presidio 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: (432) 729-4812
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1875
    • Land Records: 1875
    • Probate Records: 1875 
    • Court Records: 1875
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Presidio County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Presidio Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Presidio Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Presidio Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Presidio Co. TX General and History Websites

Presidio Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Presidio Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Presidio Co. TX Military Records

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