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*''Concho County History: 1858-1958,'' 2 vols., 1959, by Hazie LeFevre.<br>  
*''Concho County History: 1858-1958,'' 2 vols., 1959, by Hazie LeFevre.<br>  

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Guide to Concho County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Concho County Courthouse
PO Box 98
Paint Rock, TX 76866-0098
Phone: 915.732.4322 

County Clerk has birth records from 1800,
marriage, probate and land records from 1879,
burial records from 1883, death records from 1903,
divorce and court records from 1907[1]


Parent County

1858--Concho County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar County. The county was not organized until 1879.  County seat: Paint Rock [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Concho | Eden | Eola | Lightner | Lowake | Millersview | Paint Rock | Pasche | Vick

Neighboring Counties




Historical populations
Census Pop.




After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Concho County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.


Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.



Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Concho County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).


Concho County Obituaries -  TXGenWeb



Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

  • Marriage Records 1879-1920, Concho County, 2002, published by the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, 74 pages including an index. Available from the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society
  • 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
  • Concho County Marriage Records -  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Concho County Divorce Records -  USGenWeb Archives Project

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Texas, Concho County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Concho County, Texas. Page 661 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).