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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
Karnes County; 101 N Panna Maria St; Karnes City, TX 78118; Ph. 830.780.3938 Details: (Co Clk has b, d & ct rec from 1900, m rec from 1875, pro rec from 1870 & land rec from 1854; Dis Clk has div rec from 1858)
Karnes County Courthouse<br> 101 N Panna Maria Street<br> Karnes City, TX 78118<br> Phone: 830.780.3938&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1900, <br>marriage records from 1875, probate records from 1870<br>and land records from 1854; District Clerk has divorce records<br> from 1858
== History  ==
== History  ==

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Karnes County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Karnes County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded February 4, 1854
County Seat Karnes City

County Courthouse

Karnes County Courthouse
101 N Panna Maria Street
Karnes City, TX 78118
Phone: 830.780.3938 

County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1900,
marriage records from 1875, probate records from 1870
and land records from 1854; District Clerk has divorce records
from 1858


Parent County

1854--Karnes County was created 4 Febrary 1854 from Bexar, De Witt, Goliad, and San Patricio Counties.
County seat: Karnes City [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865--Courthouse and most records of the county clerk were destroyed by fire in July 1865.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American



1880 Karnes County Census (polish areas)  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project




Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners of Texas  ~  TXGenWeb

Local Histories







Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Kenedy Public Library
303 W Main St
Kenedy, TX 78119
Phone: (830) 583-3313

Falls City Public Library
206 N Irvin
Falls City, TX 78113
Phone: (830) 254-3361

Karnes City Public Library
302 S Panna Maria Ave
Karnes City, TX 78118
Phone: (830) 780-2539

Runge Public Library
311 N Helena St
Runge, TX 78151
Phone: (830) 239-4192

Family History Centers

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

Web Sites


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