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Kerr County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Kerr County
Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded January 26, 1856
County Seat Kerrville
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Kerr County has had five courthouses and two county seats. When Kerr County was formed in 1856, the town of Brownsborough changed its name to Kerrville and became the county seat. The first Kerr County Courthouse was built in Kerrville in 1856. In 1860 the county seat moved to the town of Comfort where a new courthouse was built in 1861. In 1862, Comfort became a part of the newly formed Kendall County, the county seat was returned to Kerrville, where it has remained. Courthouses were built in Kerrville in 1876, 1886, and in 1926, which is the current courthouse. [1][2]

Kerr County Courthouse
700 Main Street
Kerrville, Texas 78028
(830)792-2200

Kerr County Government Website

History

Parent County

1856--Kerr County was created 26 January 1856 from Bexar County. County seat: Kerrville [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Center Point | Hunt | Ingram | Kerrville | Mountain Home

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries



Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library
505 Water St
Kerrville, TX 78028
Phone: (830) 257-8422
Website


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

Web Sites

References

  1. TexasEscapes.com : Kerr County Courthouse http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Kerrville/Kerr-County-Courthouse-Kerrville-Texas.htm
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Kerr County http://www3.historictexas.net/kerr-county-texas
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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