Zapata County, Texas Records
Zapata County, Texas (Map It) was created on January 22, 1858 from Starr County and Webb County. This county was named for Antonio Zapata, a local rancher and colonel of the short-lived Republic of the Rio Grande.
Zapata County Cities and Towns include None..
A Map of Zapata County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Zapata County, Texas Courthouse Records
Zapata County, TX Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Zapata county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
Most, if not all, county records were destroyed during military action in 1863.
- Zapata County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1868, Land Records from 1868, Probate Records from 1868 and Court Records from 1874. The County Clerk's office is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
- Zapata County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Zapata County, Texas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Texas Census Substitute Records: 1820-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Zapata County, Texas Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from 1903 to present.
- Marriage Records: available from the County Clerk
- Divorce Records: available from the Clerk of District Court
- Locations: Texas Department of State Health Services
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756; (888) 963-7111 or (512) 458-7111
Zapata County, Texas Resources
- Zapata County Historical Commission
- Zapata Co. Records Available on Microfilm
- Zapata County, Texas Message Boards
Zapata County, Texas External Links
- Texas Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Texas (1813 - 1993)
- Zapata County, Texas Books - Amazon
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Zapata Co., Texas - FindaGrave
- Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection
- Zapata Co., Texas Almanac
- Texas county histories : a bibliography
- Zapata County History
- Zapata County, Texas Links - Cyndi's List
- Zapata Co. TXGenweb
- Zapata County, Texas Ancestry Database Collections
- Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989
- Texas General Land Office Map Collection
- Zapata County, Texas Military Records