Medina County, Texas Genealogy

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Medina County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Medina County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded February 12, 1848
County Seat Hondo

County Courthouse

Medina County Courthouse
2516 McHaughten
Hondo, TX 78861
Phone: 830.741.6041

County Clerk has birth and death records from
1903, marriage, probate and land records from
1848 and court records from 1876[1]


Parent County

1848--Medina County was created 12 February 1848 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Hondo [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Medina County border changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Medina County, Texas. Page 670 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).