Culberson County, Texas Genealogy
Guide to Culberson County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Culberson County has had three courthouses. The county offices were first located in the Clark Hotel, the only permanent structure in Van Horn when the county was created in 1911. This temporary courthouse served the county until 1912, when a grand two-story brick courthouse was erected. The brick courthouse was torn down in the 1960s after the opening of the 1964 courthouse.
Culberson County Courthouse
P. O. Box 158
Van Horn, TX 79855
Culberson County Government Website
The first settlers arrived in 1882.
Kent | Pine Springs | Van Horn
Grisham Pumping Station | Levinson | Lobo | Old Christian Place | Ort | Pezuna del Caballo
Churches in Van Horn, Texas
- Assembly of God Church
605 La Caverna, P.O. Box 579
Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2736
- Church of Christ
Maple Street, P.O. Box 26
Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2163
- First Baptist Church
2nd & Houston, P.O. Box 777
Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2010 website
- First United Methodist Church
206 W. 4th, P.O. Box 67
Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2181
- Freeway Church of Christ
607 Desert, P.O. Box 25
Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2925
- Highway 54 Church of Christ
Highway 54 & 6th Street, P.O. Box 733
Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-9016
- Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
P.O. Box 398
Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2042
- Primera Iglesia Bautista
W. 2nd & Crockett, P.O. Box 1417
Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2850
- Seventh Day Adventist Church
West Desert & Elm
Van Horn, TX 79855
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.
- History of Van Horn and Culberson County, 1973, by Rosa Lee Wylie.
- Culberson County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
- Historic Photographs of Culberson County from the Clark Hotel Museum and the Portal to Texas History.
- Culberson County Pioneers from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site
- El Paso County, 1881 (shows the portion that later became Culberson County), from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site
- El Paso County, 1900 (shows the portion that later became Culberson County), from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Culberson County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
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.
See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.
- 1900 Census for Van Horn for Culberson County TXGenWeb site.
- 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.
- 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
- Culberson County TXGenWeb site. History, vital records and other information.
- Lobo, Texas website
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Culberson County, Texas. Page 662 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).