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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
Zavala County; County Courthouse; Crystal City, TX 78839; Ph. 830.374.2331 Details: (Co Clk has b, m, d, pro & ct rec from 1884, land & mil rec; Dis Clk has div rec)
Zavala County Courthouse<br>Crystal City, TX 78839<br> Phone: 830.374.2331&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probtate <br>and court records from 1884, land and military records; <br>District Clerk has divorce records
== History  ==
== History  ==

Revision as of 17:04, 10 September 2012

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Zavala County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Crystal City
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County Courthouse

Zavala County Courthouse
Crystal City, TX 78839
Phone: 830.374.2331 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probtate
and court records from 1884, land and military records;
District Clerk has divorce records


The first permanent settlements occurred in the late 1860's. Zavala County was attached for judicial purposes to Uvalde, Maverick and Frio counties before it was separately organized.  Zavala county was misspelled "Zavalla" when the county was created in 1858; the spelling error was not corrected by the Texas Legislature until 1929. [1]

Parent County

1858--Zavala County was created 1 February 1858 from Maverick and Uvalde Counties. County seat:  Crystal City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Batesville | Cometa | Chula Vista-River Spur | Crystal City | La Pryor | Las Colonias | Loma Vista

Neighboring Counties







Zavala County Land Grant Index

Local Histories

  • Historical Notes on Zavala County, 1986, by Ernest Holdsworth, Zavala County Historical Commission.
  • Now and Then in Zavala County, 1985, by the Zavala County Historical Commission.
  • Zavala County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • Zavala 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.


  1. Handbook of Texas Online: Zavala County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcz02
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).