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Atascosa County, Texas
Map
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 25, 1856
County Seat Jourdanton
Courthouse
Address Atascosa County Courthouse
5 Courthouse Circle Drive;
Jourdanton, TX 78026
Phone: 830.769.2511
Atascosa County Website


Contents

County Courthouse

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Online Records
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

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family Search Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Databases

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

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.a

Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The Family History Library Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Atascosa County, Texas. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Off-line Newspaper Information
Online Newspapers
Pleasanton Newspaper

Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Atascosa County, Texas newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

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 or ordered electronically online

  • 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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