Garza County, Texas Genealogy

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

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Garza County, Texas
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Founded August 21, 1876
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County Courthouse

Garza County Courthouse, built 1923
Garza County Courthouse
1st Floor, 300 West Main Street,
PO Box 366
Post, TX 79356
Phone: 806-495-4430
Fax: 806-495-4431

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce, probate and court records from 1907 and land records[1]

Garza county has had two courthouses. The first courthouse, built in 1908, was designed to be a temporary courthouse.  It served the county for 15 years. The current courthouse, shown above, a three-story red brick and concrete structure was built in 1923 and is a Recorded Texas Landmark.


Parent County

1876--Garza County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but the county was not organized until 15 Jun 1907. County seat: Post [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Post | Justiceburg | Southland

Neighboring Counties


African American






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.

Original Land Owners of Texas ~  Garza County  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Garza 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.

  • Wagon Wheels: A History of Garza County, 1973, edited by Charles Didway, County Historical Survey Committee.
  • Images of America: Garza County, 2010, by Linda Puckett, Garza County Historical Museum. Limited online preview at Google Books. Many photos of early Garza County.
  • Garza County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors




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

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



Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.


1890 Tax Rolls

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.

Societies and Libraries

Post Public Library
105 E Main St
Post, TX 79356
Phone: (806) 990-2149

Garza County Historical Museum
119 North Ave. N
Post, Texas 79356
(806) 495-2207    website
Open Tues-Sat, 10 AM to 5 PM

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Garza County, Texas. Page 664 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).