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Spanish settlers arrived in 1750. The Texas claim to this land was assured under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848.
1858--Zapata County was created 22 January 1858 from Starr and Webb Counties. County seat: Zapata 
1863--Most, if not all, county records were destroyed during military action in 1863.
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- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).