Bandera County, Texas Genealogy
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Vital Records
- 6 Societies and Libraries
- 7 Web Sites
- 8 References
Bandera County Courthouse 1939, photo courtesy of TXDot
Bandera County has had two courthouses. The first one, built of limestone in 1869, is now a library. It is located on Maple Street, a block from the current courthouse. The current courthouse, also made from limestone, was built in 1890.
Bandera County Courthouse
County Clerk - Cathy Wheeler
500 Main Street
P. O. Box 823
Bandera, Texas 78003
The Bandera County Clerk's Office
Inventory of the county archives of Texas : Bandera County, 1940. Inventory of records of housed in the Bandera County Courthouse as of 1936. Describes the records of the Commissioners Court, County Clerk as Recorder, District Court, County Court, Justice of the Peace Court, Sheriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, Board of Equalization, County Treasurer, County Board of School Trustees, County School Superintendent, County Surveyor, and Inspector of Hides and Animals (Defunct). Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.
1856--Bandera County was created 26 January 1856 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Bandera 
The county's name is derived from Spanish for "flag."
See an interactive map of Bandera County border changes.
- Pioneer history of Bandera County : seventy-five years of intrepid history, 1922, by J. Marvin Hunter, A history of Bandera County from 1847 to 1922. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.
- One Hundred Years in Bandera, 1853–1953, by J. Marvin Hunter.
- History of Bandera County, Texas, 1986 by the Bandera County History Book Committee.
- Bandera County History from The Handbook of Texas Online.
- Families and People of Bandera County
- Bandera County History
- Old Photos of Bandera County Citizens
- Bandera County Historical Photos from banderacounty.org
- The Flood of 1978
- Trials and Tribulations on the Frontier
- The Bandera Bulletin Newspaper
- The Bandera County Courier Newspaper
- Newspapers, Books & Libraries
- Wikipedia has a list of online newspaper archives for Texas.
- Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has San Antonio newspapers from the late 1800's that may include residents from Bandera County.
- Bandera County Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Obituaries
- Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
- Texas 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
Family History Centers
- Bandera County TXGenWeb Page
- TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Cyndi's List - Links to state and county resources
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).