Goliad County, Texas Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Goliad County; 127 S Courthouse Square; PO Box 5; Goliad, TX 77963-0005; Ph. 361.645.3294 Details: (Co Clk has b & d rec from 1903, m, pro, ct & land rec from 1870 & div rec)


Parent County

1836--Goliad County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Goliad [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Goliad County border changes.

Record Loss

1870--Courthouse and almost all county records were destroyed by fire in June 1870.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories


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





Vital Records

  • 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

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).