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Victoria County, Texas Facts

Victoria County

When was Victoria County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties (originally created in 1828 , established as a municipality by Mexico). This county was named for its county seat, which was named for Guadalupe Victoria, Mexican revolutionary and its first president (1824–1829) .

What is the County Seat of Victoria County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Victoria also, the county government website is www.victoriacountytx.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Victoria County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Lavaca County (north), Jackson County (northeast), Calhoun County (southeast), Refugio County (south), Goliad County (southwest), DeWitt County (northwest).

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


Victoria County, TX Vital Records

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


Victoria County, TX Census Records

What Victoria County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Victoria County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Victoria County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Victoria County Courthouse

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

  • Victoria County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 1968, Victoria 77902
  • Victoria 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) 575-1478
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1838
    • Land Records: 1838
    • Probate Records: 1838
    • Court Records: 1838
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Victoria County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Victoria Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Victoria Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Victoria Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Victoria Co. TX General and History Websites

Victoria Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Victoria Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Victoria Co. TX Military Records

Victoria Co. TX Schools & Directories

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