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Webb County, Texas
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Webb County, Texas Facts

Webb County

When was Webb County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 28, 1848 from Bexar County and Nueces County. This county was named for James Webb, who served as secretary of the Treasury, secretary of State, and Attorney General of the Republic of Texas .

What is the County Seat of Webb County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Laredo also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Webb County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Dimmit County (north), La Salle County (north), Duval County (east), Jim Hogg County (southeast), Zapata County (south), Maverick County (northwest), States of Coahuila, Nuevo.

What cities and towns are in Webb County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include El Cenizo, Laredo, Rio Bravo.

Webb County, TX Vital Records

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

Webb County, TX Census Records

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

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

Webb County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Webb County Courthouse

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

  • Webb County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1110 Victoria St., 201, Laredo 78040
  • Webb 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) 523-4265
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1852
    • Land Records: 1847
    • Probate Records: 1851 
    • Court Records:1851
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Webb County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Webb Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Webb Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Webb Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Webb Co. TX General and History Websites

Webb Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Webb Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Webb Co. TX Military Records

Webb Co. TX Schools & Directories

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