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

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LaSalle County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Cotulla
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County Courthouse

LaSalle County Courthouse
PO Box 340
Cotulla, TX 78014-0340
Phone: 210.879.2117 

County and District Clerk has marriage, death, divorce and land,
probate, military and court records from 1881[1]


The first Anglo-American settlement came with the establishment of Fort Ewell in 1852.

Parent County

1858--La Salle County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar and Webb Counties, but was not organized until 1880. County seats:  Stuart's Rancho (1880-1881), La Salle (temporary county seat 1881-1883), Cotulla (1883-present) [2][3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Artesia Wells | Cotulla | Encinal | Fowlerton | Los Angeles

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.

Land Grant Index  ~  TXGenWeb

Local Histories

Local histories are available for La Salle 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.




Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as La Salle 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.


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

Alexander Memorial Library
201 S Center St
Cotulla, TX 78014
Phone: (830) 879-2601

Family History Centers

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

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Salle County, Texas. Page 668 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).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: La Salle County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl04