Zavala County, Texas

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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[http://www.co.zavala.tx.us/ips/cms Zavala County Courthouse]<br>Crystal City, Texas 78839<br> Phone: 830.374.2331&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probtate <br>and court records from 1884, land and military records; <br>District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Zavala County, Texas. Page 677 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first permanent settlements occurred in the late 1860's. Zavala County was attached for judicial purposes to Uvalde, Maverick and Frio counties before it was separately organized.&nbsp; Zavala county was misspelled "Zavalla" when the county was created in 1858; the spelling error was not corrected by the Texas Legislature until 1929. <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Zavala County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcz02</ref><br>
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The first permanent settlements occurred in the late 1860's. Zavala County was attached for judicial purposes to Uvalde, Maverick and Frio counties before it was separately organized.&nbsp; Zavala county was misspelled "Zavalla" when the county was created in 1858; the spelling error was not corrected by the Texas Legislature until 1929. <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Zavala County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcz02</ref><br>  
  
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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Batesville | Cometa | Chula Vista-River Spur | Crystal City | La Pryor | Las Colonias | Loma Vista<br><br>
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Batesville | Cometa | Chula Vista-River Spur | Crystal City | La Pryor | Las Colonias | Loma Vista<br><br>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*''Historical Notes on Zavala County,'' 1986, by Ernest Holdsworth, Zavala County Historical Commission.
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*''Historical Notes on Zavala County,'' 1986, by Ernest Holdsworth, Zavala County Historical Commission.  
*''Now and Then in Zavala County,'' 1985, by the Zavala County Historical Commission.
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*''Now and Then in Zavala County,'' 1985, by the Zavala County Historical Commission.  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcz02 Zavala County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcz02 Zavala County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
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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://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/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.  
*[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.  
 
*[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  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[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.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
 
[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  ==

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Contents

County Courthouse

Zavala County Courthouse
Crystal City, Texas 78839
Phone: 830.374.2331 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probtate
and court records from 1884, land and military records;
District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

The first permanent settlements occurred in the late 1860's. Zavala County was attached for judicial purposes to Uvalde, Maverick and Frio counties before it was separately organized.  Zavala county was misspelled "Zavalla" when the county was created in 1858; the spelling error was not corrected by the Texas Legislature until 1929. [2]

Parent County

1858--Zavala County was created 1 February 1858 from Maverick and Uvalde Counties. County seat:  Crystal City [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Batesville | Cometa | Chula Vista-River Spur | Crystal City | La Pryor | Las Colonias | Loma Vista

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Land

Zavala County Land Grant Index

Local Histories

  • Historical Notes on Zavala County, 1986, by Ernest Holdsworth, Zavala County Historical Commission.
  • Now and Then in Zavala County, 1985, by the Zavala County Historical Commission.
  • Zavala 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

  • Zavala 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), Zavala County, Texas. Page 677 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handbook of Texas Online: Zavala County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcz02
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).