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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
Escobas | Falcon | Lopeño | San Ygnacio | Ramireño | Zapata
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Escobas | Falcon | Lopeño | San Ygnacio | Ramireño | Zapata  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/SouthTexasTowns/LopenoTexas/LopenoTexas.htm Lopeno Church]
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/SouthTexasTowns/LopenoTexas/LopenoTexas.htm Lopeno Church]  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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*''Zapata County Centennial Celebration, ''1858–1958, published in 1958, by the Zapata County Centennial Commission.  
 
*''Zapata County Centennial Celebration, ''1858–1958, published in 1958, by the Zapata County Centennial Commission.  
 
*''Falcon Dam and the Lost Towns of Zapata,'' 1971 by Patsy Jeanne Byfield.  
 
*''Falcon Dam and the Lost Towns of Zapata,'' 1971 by Patsy Jeanne Byfield.  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcz01 Zapata County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online<br>  
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcz01 Zapata County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online<br>
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txzapata/maps/maps.htm Zapata County Maps]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txzapata/maps/maps.htm Zapata County Maps]  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txzapata/military/military.htm 1890 Union Veteran Schedule] for Zapata County
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txzapata/military/military.htm 1890 Union Veteran Schedule] for Zapata County  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txzapata/ Zapata County] TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txzapata/ Zapata County] TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  

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Zapata County, Texas
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Founded January 22, 1858
County Seat Zapata
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County Courthouse

Zapata County has had four courthouses, built in 1874, 1901, 1953 and the current courthouse, 2005.

Zapata County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office
Mary Jayne Villarreal-Bonoan - County Clerk
200 E. 7th Avenue, Ste. 138
P.O. Box 789
Zapata, TX 78076
Phone: 956-765-9915
Fax: 956-765-9933
Zapata County Government website

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

Escobas | Falcon | Lopeño | San Ygnacio | Ramireño | Zapata

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Texas' Last Frontier: A Brief History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, 1917, by Frank Cushman Pierce.
  • Zapata County Roots Revisited, 1990 by Jean Y. Fish.
  • Zapata County Centennial Celebration, 1858–1958, published in 1958, by the Zapata County Centennial Commission.
  • Falcon Dam and the Lost Towns of Zapata, 1971 by Patsy Jeanne Byfield.
  • Zapata County History from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

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

Web Sites

  • Zapata County TXGenWeb
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.

References

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