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*Kinney County Website [http://www.txkinneygen.org/ http://www.txkinneygen.org/] a part of the Texas Gen Web Project.
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County Courthouse 

KINNEY COUNTY CLERK (830) 563-2521 Brackettville TX 78832


First settlement in 1834 was abandoned until the establishment of Fort Clark in 1852.

Parent County

1850--Kinney County was created 28 January 1850 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Brackettville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places 

BrackettVille is the largest town in Kinney County, population is approximately 1100 persons.

Fort Clark which is now a subdiVision and membership community swells to over 1,000 persons in the Winter when the winter folks arrive from the colder climates in the northern states.

Spofford is a small town to the South of Brackettville on State Hwy 131. Presently there are approximately 90 residents in this town.

John Quigley, Alderman, Spofford.

Neighboring Counties



Brackettville Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/brackettcem/brackett_cemetery.html

Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html

Masonic Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html

Ballantyne Family Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/ballantynecem/ballantyne_cem.html

Spofford City Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/spoffordcem/spoffordcem.html

VFW Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/vfwcem/vfw_cemetery.html

Roman Catholic Church Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/catholiccem/catholic_cem.html

Vincent Family Cemetery, Spofford http://www.txkinneygen.org/vincentcem/vincentcem.html

Chapman Ranch Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/chapman/chapman.html




Local Histories


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

KINNEY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (830) 563-2884 PO Box, 975, Brackettville TX 78832


Web Sites


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