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Willacy County, Texas
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Willacy County, Texas Facts

Willacy County

When was Willacy County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 11, 1911 from Hildigo County and Cameron County. This county was named for John G. Willacy, Texas state senator who was the author of the bill that established the county .

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

What counties are adjacent to Willacy County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Kenedy County (north), Cameron County (south), Hidalgo County (west).

What cities and towns are in Willacy County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Lyford, Raymondville, San Perlita.

Willacy County, TX Vital Records

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

Willacy County, TX Census Records

What Willacy County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Willacy County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1920, 1930, 1940.

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.

Willacy County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Willacy County Courthouse

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

  • Willacy County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 576 W. Main, Raymondville 78580
  • Willacy 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) 689-2710
    • Birth & Death Records: 1921
    • Marriage Records: 1921
    • Land Records: 1921
    • Probate Records: 1921 
    • Court Records: 1921
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Willacy County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Willacy Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Willacy Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Willacy Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Willacy Co. TX General and History Websites

Willacy Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Willacy Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Willacy Co. TX Military Records

Willacy Co. TX Schools & Directories

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