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County Courthouse 

Kinney County Courthouse
PO Drawer 9
Brackettville, TX 78832
Phone: 830.563.2521 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1872, divorce, probate, court
and  land records from 1873; St. Mary’s Catholic Church,
Brackettville, Texas has burial records


First settlement in 1834 was abandoned until the establishment of Fort Clark in 1852.

Parent County

1850--Kinney County was created 28 January 1850 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Brackettville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places 

BrackettVille is the largest town in Kinney County, population is approximately 1100 persons.

Fort Clark which is now a subdiVision and membership community swells to over 1,000 persons in the Winter when the winter folks arrive from the colder climates in the northern states.

Spofford is a small town to the South of Brackettville on State Hwy 131. Presently there are approximately 90 residents in this town.

John Quigley, Alderman, Spofford.

Neighboring Counties



Brackettville Cemetery

Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery

Masonic Cemetery

Ballantyne Family Cemetery

Spofford City Cemetery

VFW Cemetery

Roman Catholic Church Cemetery

Vincent Family Cemetery, Spofford

Chapman Ranch Cemetery




Local Histories


Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.





Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • 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.

Societies and Libraries 


PO Box, 975, Brackettville TX 78832

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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


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