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Guide to Atascosa County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Atascosa County, Texas
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Facts
Founded January 25, 1856
County Seat Jourdanton
Courthouse
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Address Atascosa County Courthouse
5 Courthouse Circle Drive;
Jourdanton, TX 78026
Phone: 830.769.2511
Atascosa County Website
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for the Atascosa River. The County is located in the southcentral area of the state.[1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

County Clerk has birth records from 1890, death 
records from 1903, marriage, probate and land
records from 1856 and court records 1860; District
Clerk has divorce records[2]

County Clerk

1 Courthouse Cirle Dr.; Ste 102
Jourdanton, TX 78026
Phone: 830-767-2511
Fax: 830-769-1021


District Clerk

1 Courthouse Circle Drive, Suite 4-B
Jourdanton, Texas 78026
Phone: 830-769-3011
Fax: 830-769-1332
Atascosa County, Texas Website


Atascosa County, Texas Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1890 1903 1860 1860 1856 1856 1829
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903. General compliance by the 1930s.

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1856--Atascosa County was created 25 January 1856 from Bexar Land District.

  • County seat: Jourdanton [4]

The county's name is derives from a Spanish term for "boggy."

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

See an interactive map of Atascosa County border changes.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
  • Amphion
  • Anchorage
  • Campbellton
  • Kyote
  • McCoy
  • Peggy
Census-designated places
  • Leming

‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Bexar • Frio • Karnes • La Salle • Live Oak  • McMullen • Medina • Wilson

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
TX Gravestones WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
USGW Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves Linkpendium
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18601,578
18702,91584.7%
18804,21744.7%
18906,45953.2%
19007,14310.6%
191010,00440.1%
192012,70227.0%
193015,65423.2%
194019,27523.1%
195020,0484.0%
196018,828−6.1%
197018,696−0.7%
198025,05534.0%
199030,53321.9%
200038,62826.5%
201044,91116.3%

Church[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.

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Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Atascosa 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.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Medina CountyFrio CountyLa Salle CountyBexar CountyWilson CountyKarnes CountyLive Oak CountyMcMullen CountyTX ATACOSTA.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Mexican-American War[edit | edit source]
Range War[edit | edit source]

A Range War is a type of armed conflict that occurs in agrarian or stock-rearing societies. The subject of these conflicts was control of ""open range"" or range freely used for cattle grazing, which gave the conflict its name.Typically they were conflicts over water rights or grazing rights.

  • Muster Roll of Capt. Levi English Co., Mounted Volunteers, 1855 - TXGenWeb"


Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

World War I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]
Korean War[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Off-line Newspaper Information
Online Newspapers
Pleasanton Newspaper

Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Atascosa County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Probate[edit | edit source]

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.

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Indexes and Records,br.

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries [edit | edit source]

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Atascosa County Genealogical Society Library
4th and H Avenue
PO Box 93
Poteet, Texas 78065
Telephone Number: 830-276-4684
Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

  • Family History Center 636 Oak Haven Pleasanton, TX 830-569-5703

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Atascosa County, Texas," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atascosa_County,_Texas. accessed 24/07/2019
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Atascosa County, Texas. Page 658 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Atascosa County, Texas . Page 658-677 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 655-665.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Atascosa County, Texas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atascosa_County,_Texas, accessed 26 March 2019.