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

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Bee County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded December 8, 1857
County Seat Beeville
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County Courthouse

Bee County Courthouse
105 W Corpus Christi Street
Beeville, TX 78102-5684
Phone: 361.362.3245

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate and land records from 1858 and court
from 1876; District has divorce records[1]


Parent County

1857--Bee County was created 8 December 1857 from Goliad, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio, and San Patricio Counties.
County seat: Beeville  [2]

The county was named for Barnard E. Bee Sr., (1787-1854). Barnard E. Bee, attorney, soldier, and statesman, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1787, the son of Thomas B. Bee, member of the Royal Privy Council in colonial South Carolina and of the Continental Congress, lieutenant governor of South Carolina, and justice of the United States Circuit Court of South Carolina during the administration of George Washington.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Beeville | Normanna | Papalote

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories







Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Societies and Libraries

  • Joe Barnhart Bee County Library
    110 W Corpus Christi St
    Beeville, TX 78102
    Phone: (361) 362-4901

Family History Centers

  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bee 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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