Zapata County, Texas

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties XYZ|Counties XYZ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Zapata County''  
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| county = Zapata County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1858
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| founded date = January 22
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.zapata.tx.us/ips/cms Zapata County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 789<br> Zapata, TX 78076<br> Phone: 956.765.9915&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1870’s-1930’s, <br>marriage and land records from 1800’s, probate<br>and cou<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347296755196_333" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347296755211_423" />rt records from 1900’s; District Clerk&nbsp;<br> divorce records; Just of Peace Office has birth<br>records from 1930’s and death records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Zapata County, Texas. Page 676 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Zapata County has had four courthouses, built in 1874, 1901, 1953 and the current courthouse, 2005.
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Zapata County Courthouse<br>County Clerk's Office<br>Mary Jayne Villarreal-Bonoan - County Clerk<br>200 E. 7th Avenue, Ste. 138<br>P.O. Box 789<br>Zapata, TX 78076<br>Phone: 956-765-9915<br>Fax: 956-765-9933 <br>[http://www.co.zapata.tx.us/ips/cms Zapata County Government website]<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Escobas | Falcon | Lopeño | San Ygnacio | Ramireño | Zapata
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
*[[Jim Hogg County, Texas|Jim Hogg]]  
 
*[[Jim Hogg County, Texas|Jim Hogg]]  
*[[Starr County, Texas|&nbsp;Starr]]  
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*[[Starr County, Texas|Starr]]  
 
*[[Webb County, Texas|Webb]] <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229625159515_799" />
 
*[[Webb County, Texas|Webb]] <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229625159515_799" />
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/SouthTexasTowns/LopenoTexas/LopenoTexas.htm Lopeno Church]
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''Texas' Last Frontier: A Brief History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley'', 1917, by Frank Cushman Pierce.
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*''Zapata County Roots Revisited,'' 1990 by Jean Y. Fish.
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*''Zapata County Centennial Celebration, ''1858–1958, published in 1958, by the Zapata County Centennial Commission.
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*''Falcon Dam and the Lost Towns of Zapata,'' 1971 by Patsy Jeanne Byfield.
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcz01 Zapata County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online<br>
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txzapata/maps/maps.htm Zapata County Maps]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txzapata/military/military.htm 1890 Union Veteran Schedule] for Zapata County
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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.
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txzapata/ Zapata County] TXGenWeb
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=194079&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Zapata&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Zapata|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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County Courthouse

Zapata County Courthouse
PO Box 789
Zapata, TX 78076
Phone: 956.765.9915 

County Clerk has birth records 1870’s-1930’s,
marriage and land records from 1800’s, probate
and court records from 1900’s; District Clerk 
divorce records; Just of Peace Office has birth
records from 1930’s and death records[1]


Zapata County has had four courthouses, built in 1874, 1901, 1953 and the current courthouse, 2005.

Zapata County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office
Mary Jayne Villarreal-Bonoan - County Clerk
200 E. 7th Avenue, Ste. 138
P.O. Box 789
Zapata, TX 78076
Phone: 956-765-9915
Fax: 956-765-9933
Zapata County Government website

 

History

Spanish settlers arrived in 1750. The Texas claim to this land was assured under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848.

Parent County

1858--Zapata County was created 22 January 1858 from Starr and Webb Counties. County seat: Zapata [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1863--Most, if not all, county records were destroyed during military action in 1863.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Escobas | Falcon | Lopeño | San Ygnacio | Ramireño | Zapata

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Texas' Last Frontier: A Brief History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, 1917, by Frank Cushman Pierce.
  • Zapata County Roots Revisited, 1990 by Jean Y. Fish.
  • Zapata County Centennial Celebration, 1858–1958, published in 1958, by the Zapata County Centennial Commission.
  • Falcon Dam and the Lost Towns of Zapata, 1971 by Patsy Jeanne Byfield.
  • Zapata County History from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • Zapata County TXGenWeb
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Zapata County, Texas. Page 676 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).