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Starr County, Texas
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Starr County, Texas Facts

Starr County

When was Starr County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 10, 1848 from Nueces County. This county was named for James Harper Starr (1809–1890), a treasurer for the Republic of Texas and Confederate official .

What is the County Seat of Starr County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Rio Grande City also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Starr County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Jim Hogg County (north), Brooks County (northeast), Hidalgo County (east), Zapata County (west), State of Tamaulipas, Mexico (south).

What cities and towns are in Starr County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Escobares, La Grulla, Rio Grande City, Roma.

Starr County, TX Vital Records

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

Starr County, TX Census Records

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

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

Starr County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Starr County Courthouse

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

  • Starr County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 N. FM 3167, Ste 204, Rio Grande City 78582
  • Starr 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: (956) 487-8032
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1858
    • Land Records: 1848
    • Probate Records: 1848
    • Court Records: 1848
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Starr County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Starr Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Starr Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Starr Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Starr Co. TX General and History Websites

Starr Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Starr Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Starr Co. TX Military Records

Starr Co. TX Schools & Directories

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