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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Jim_Hogg_County,_Texas|Jim Hogg]]
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*[[Jim Hogg County, Texas|Jim Hogg]]  
*[[Starr_County,_Texas| Starr]]
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*[[Starr County, Texas| Starr]]  
*[[Starr_County,_Texas|Webb]]
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*[[Starr County, Texas|Webb]]
*[[Mexico|Mexico]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 18:31, 18 December 2008

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County Courthouse

History

Spanish settlers arrived in 1750. The Texas claim to this land was assured under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848.

Parent County

1858--Zapata County was created 22 January 1858 from Starr and Webb Counties. County seat: Zapata [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1863--Most, if not all, county records were destroyed during military action in 1863.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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