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Zavala County, Texas Facts

Zavala County

When was Zavala County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on Febuary 25, 1884 ) from Uvalde County and Maverick County. This county was named for Lorenzo de Zavala (1788–1836), signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and the first Vice-President of the Republic of Texas .

What is the County Seat of Zavala County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Crystal City also, the county government website is www.co.zavala.tx.us.

What counties are adjacent to Zavala County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Uvalde County (north), Frio County (east), Dimmit County (south), Maverick County (west).

What cities and towns are in Zavala County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Crystal City.


Zavala County, TX Vital Records

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


Zavala County, TX Census Records

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

Zavala Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Zavala Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Zavala Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 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.


Zavala County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Zavala County Courthouse

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

  • Zavala County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 200 E. Uvalde St., Ste 7, Crystal City 78839
  • Zavala 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: (830) 374-2331
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1884
    • Land Records: 1838
    • Probate Records: 1885 
    • Court Records: 1885
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Zavala County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Zavala Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Zavala Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Zavala Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Zavala Co. TX General and History Websites

Zavala Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Zavala Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Zavala Co. TX Military Records

Zavala Co. TX Schools & Directories

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