Culberson County, Texas Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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>
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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 Courthouse <br>P. O. Box 158<br>Van Horn, TX 79855 <br>[http://www.co.culberson.tx.us/ Culberson County Government Website]  
 
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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==== 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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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*''History of Van Horn and Culberson County,'' 1973, by Rosa Lee Wylie. <br>
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*''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.  
 
*[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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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[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>
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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://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
 
*[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
  
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*[http://culberson.historictexas.net/content/1900-census-van-horn 1900 Census for Van Horn] for Culberson County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[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 (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  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== References  ==
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

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 [1]

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

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

VanHorn Advocate Newspaper

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).