Edwards County, Texas

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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/edwards.html Cemeteries of Edwards County ]- USGenWeb Tombstone Project
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/edwards.html Cemeteries of Edwards County ]- USGenWeb Tombstone Project
 
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|1920= 2283
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|1930= 2764
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|1940= 2933
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|1950= 2908
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/edwards/census/1900/ 1900 Federal Census] - images - USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Edwards County Courthouse
PO Box 184
Rocksprings, TX 78880-0184
Phone: 830.683.2235

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1884[1]


The towns of Bullhead (now called Vance), 1883-1884, and Leakey, 1884-1891, both served as county seats for Edwards County. In 1891, Rock Springs (now Rocksprings) became the county seat. Bullhead and Leakey are both in the portion of Edwards County that became Real County in 1913. Leakey became the county seat of Real County.[2]

The current Edwards County courthouse was built in 1891. In 1898 it was destroyed by fire, with only the outer walls remaining. The building was rebuilt. In 1927, a tornado swept through Rocksprings killing 70 people and destroying much of the town.[3] The roof of the courthouse was damaged. The courthouse served as a refuge for the tornado victims.

Edward County Courthouse
County Clerk - Sandra Henry
P. O. Box 184
Rocksprings, Texas 78880
(830)683-2235

History

Edwards County was named for Hayden Edwards, one of the first American settlers of Nacogdoches.

Parent County

1858--Edwards County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar Land District, but was not officially organized until 1883.

County seats:  Bullhead (now called Vance), 1883-1884, Leakey, 1884-1891, Rocksprings (spelled Rock Springs), 1891-present [4] [5]

Boundary Changes

1913--Real County was carved out of the eastern section of Edwards County.

Record Loss

1888 --  Edwards County Courthouse at Leakey, built in 1883, burned on 10 July 1888.

1898 -- Edwards County Courthouse at Rocksprings, built in 1891, burned.  Only the walls remained standing. The building was rebuilt.

1927 -- Edwards County Courthouse at Rocksprings roof damaged by tornado.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Barksdale | Carta Valley | Rocksprings

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880266
18901,970640.6%
19003,10857.8%
19103,76821.2%
19202,283−39.4%
19302,76421.1%
19402,9336.1%
19502,908−0.9%
19602,317−20.3%
19702,107−9.1%
19802,033−3.5%
19902,26611.5%
20002,162−4.6%
20102,002−7.4%


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Edwards County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.

Military

Confederate Pension Applications

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Edwards County, Texas. Page 663 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Edwards County http://www3.historictexas.net/edwards-county-texas
  3. Rock Springs, Texas Tornado, Apr 1927 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/9040/rock-springs-tx-tornado-apr-1927
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. HistoricTexas.net: Edwards County http://www3.historictexas.net/edwards-county-texas