Culberson County, Texas

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Guide to '''Culberson County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.culberson.tx.us/ips/cms Culberson County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 158<br> Van Horn, TX 79855-0158<br> Phone: 915.283.2058&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage,&nbsp;death, burial, land, probate<br>military and&nbsp;court records from 1911<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Culberson County, Texas. Page 662 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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Culberson County has had three courthouses.&nbsp; The county offices were first located in the Clark Hotel, the only permanent structure in Van Horn when the county was created in 1911.&nbsp; This temporary courthouse served the county until 1912, when a grand two-story brick courthouse was erected.&nbsp; The brick courthouse was torn down in the 1960s after the opening of the 1964 courthouse.<br>  
 
Culberson County has had three courthouses.&nbsp; The county offices were first located in the Clark Hotel, the only permanent structure in Van Horn when the county was created in 1911.&nbsp; This temporary courthouse served the county until 1912, when a grand two-story brick courthouse was erected.&nbsp; The brick courthouse was torn down in the 1960s after the opening of the 1964 courthouse.<br>  
  
Culberson County Courthouse <br>P. O. Box 158<br>Van Horn, TX 79855 <br> [http://www.co.culberson.tx.us/ Culberson County Government Website]
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Culberson County Courthouse <br>P. O. Box 158<br>Van Horn, TX 79855 <br>[http://www.co.culberson.tx.us/ Culberson County Government Website]  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Kent | Pine Springs | Van Horn
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Kent | Pine Springs | Van Horn  
  
 
==== Ghost Towns  ====
 
==== Ghost Towns  ====
  
Grisham Pumping Station | Levinson | Lobo | Old Christian Place | Ort | Pezuna del Caballo<br>
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Grisham Pumping Station | Levinson | Lobo | Old Christian Place | Ort | Pezuna del Caballo<br>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church<br>P.O. Box 398 <br>Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2042  
 
*Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church<br>P.O. Box 398 <br>Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2042  
 
*Primera Iglesia Bautista <br>W. 2nd &amp; Crockett, P.O. Box 1417 <br>Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2850  
 
*Primera Iglesia Bautista <br>W. 2nd &amp; Crockett, P.O. Box 1417 <br>Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2850  
*Seventh Dav Adventist Church<br>West Desert &amp; Elm<br>Van Horn, TX 79855
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*Seventh Day Adventist Church<br>West Desert &amp; Elm<br>Van Horn, TX 79855
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*''History of Van Horn and Culberson County,'' 1973, by Rosa Lee Wylie. <br>  
 
*''History of Van Horn and Culberson County,'' 1973, by Rosa Lee Wylie. <br>  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcc28 Culberson County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcc28 Culberson County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/browse/contributor/CHM/ Historic Photographs of Culberson County] from the Clark Hotel Museum and the Portal to Texas History.
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/browse/contributor/CHM/ Historic Photographs of Culberson County] from the Clark Hotel Museum and the Portal to Texas History.  
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*[http://culberson.historictexas.net/pioneers Culberson County Pioneers] from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.historictexas.net/culberson/maps/elpaso1881.htm El Paso County, 1881] (shows the portion that later became Culberson County), from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site<br>
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*[http://culberson.historictexas.net/content/el-paso-county-texas-1881 El Paso County, 1881] (shows the portion that later became Culberson County), from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site<br>  
*[http://www.historictexas.net/culberson/maps/elpaso1900.htm El Paso County, 1900] (shows the portion that later became Culberson County), from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site
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*[http://culberson.historictexas.net/content/el-paso-county-texas-1900 El Paso County, 1900] (shows the portion that later became Culberson County), from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Culberson}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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[http://www.vanhornadvocate.com/ VanHorn Advocate Newspaper]
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/culberson/census/1900vanhorn.htm 1900 Census for Van Horn] for Culberson County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://culberson.historictexas.net/content/1900-census-van-horn 1900 Census for Van Horn] for Culberson County TXGenWeb site.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.historictexas.net/culberson Culberson County TXGenWeb site]. History, vital records and other information.
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/culberson Culberson County TXGenWeb site]. History, vital records and other information.  
*[http://www.lobo-texas.com/ Lobo, Texas website]
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*[http://www.lobo-texas.com/ Lobo, Texas website]  
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Culberson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Culberson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Culberson County Courthouse
PO Box 158
Van Horn, TX 79855-0158
Phone: 915.283.2058 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, burial, land, probate
military and court records from 1911[1]


Culberson County has had three courthouses.  The county offices were first located in the Clark Hotel, the only permanent structure in Van Horn when the county was created in 1911.  This temporary courthouse served the county until 1912, when a grand two-story brick courthouse was erected.  The brick courthouse was torn down in the 1960s after the opening of the 1964 courthouse.

Culberson County Courthouse
P. O. Box 158
Van Horn, TX 79855
Culberson County Government Website

History

The first settlers arrived in 1882.

Parent County

1911--Culberson County was created 10 March 1911 from El Paso County.
County seat: Van Horn [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Kent | Pine Springs | Van Horn

Ghost Towns

Grisham Pumping Station | Levinson | Lobo | Old Christian Place | Ort | Pezuna del Caballo

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Churches in Van Horn, Texas

  • Assembly of God Church
    605 La Caverna, P.O. Box 579
    Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2736
  • Church of Christ
    Maple Street, P.O. Box 26
    Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2163
  • First Baptist Church
    2nd & Houston, P.O. Box 777
    Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2010  website
  • First United Methodist Church
    206 W. 4th, P.O. Box 67
    Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2181
  • Freeway Church of Christ
    607 Desert, P.O. Box 25
    Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2925
  • Highway 54 Church of Christ
    Highway 54 & 6th Street, P.O. Box 733
    Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-9016
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
    P.O. Box 398
    Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2042
  • Primera Iglesia Bautista
    W. 2nd & Crockett, P.O. Box 1417
    Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2850
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church
    West Desert & Elm
    Van Horn, TX 79855

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 Culberson 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

  • El Paso County, 1881 (shows the portion that later became Culberson County), from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site
  • El Paso County, 1900 (shows the portion that later became Culberson County), from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site

Military

Newspapers

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

VanHorn Advocate Newspaper

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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Culberson County, Texas. Page 662 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).