Zapata County, Texas

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== 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.  
 
Zapata County has had four courthouses, built in 1874, 1901, 1953 and the current courthouse, 2005.  
  
 
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>  
 
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  ==
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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.  
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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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  

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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).