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Guide to Atascosa County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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County Courthouse

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Online Records
Atascosa County Courthouse
5 Courthouse Circle Drive;
Jourdanton, TX 78026
Phone: 830.769.2511 

County Clerk has birth records from 1890, death 
records from 1903, marriage, probate and land
records from 1856 and court records 1860; District
Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

Parent County

1856--Atascosa County was created 25 January 1856 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Jourdanton [2]

The county's name is derives from a Spanish term for "boggy."

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Atascosa County border changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns: Campbellton | Charlotte | Christine | Jourdanton | Kyote | La Parita | Las Gallinas | Leming | Lytle | McCoy | North Pleasanton | Peggy | Pleasanton | Poteet | Rossville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18601,578
18702,91584.7%
18804,21744.7%
18906,45953.2%
19007,14310.6%
191010,00440.1%
192012,70227.0%
193015,65423.2%
194019,27523.1%
195020,0484.0%
196018,828−6.1%
197018,696−0.7%
198025,05534.0%
199030,53321.9%
200038,62826.5%
201044,91116.3%

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records


A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
  • Texas Birth Records  -  transcriptions - USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Marriages -  transcriptions  - USGenWeb Archives Project

Societies and Libraries 

Libraries

Atascosa County Genealogical Society Library
4th and H Avenue
P.O. Box 93
Poteet, Texas 78065
(830) 276-4684
Website

Family History Centers

Family History Center
636 Oak Haven
Pleasanton, TX
830-569-5703

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Atascosa County, Texas. Page 658 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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