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

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County Courthouse

Val Verde County Courthouse
PO Box 1267
Del Rio, TX 78841-1267
Phone: 830.774.7564 

County Clerk has marriage, land, probate, military
and court records from 1885; District Clerk has divorce


The first settlement was in 1808 by a Mexican Priest. The first Anglo-American settlement was established in 1868.

Parent County

1885--Val Verde County was created 20 February 1885 from Kinney, Crockett, and Pecos Counties. County seat: Del Rio [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Del Rio | Juno | Langtry | Loma Alta| Pandale | Pumpville| Sharp

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

Local histories are available for Val Verde 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.


Val Verde County 1910 Map from the Val Verde County TXGenWeb site.

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


1890 U.S. Census of Veterans and Widows, Val Verde County Val Verde Co. TXGenWeb site

1920 Census for Army Camp Del Rio Val Verde Co TXGenWeb site

Val Verde Co TX Casualties of World War II Val Verde Co TXGenWeb site

Val Verde Co TX Vietnam War Casualites Val Verde Co TXGenWeb site


Del Rio News-Herald


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

Societies and Libraries

Val Verde County Historical Commission
P.O. Box 421806
Del Rio, TX 78842-1806

Val Verde County Library
300 Spring St
Del Rio, TX 78840

Whitehead Memorial Museum

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Val Verde County, Texas. Page 675 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).