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County Courthouse

Culberson County has had three courthouses.  The county offices were first located in the Clark Hotel, the only permanent structure in Van Horn when the county was created in 1911.  This temporary courthouse served the county until 1912, when a grand two-story brick courthouse was erected.  The brick courthouse was torn down in the 1960s after the opening of the 1964 courthouse.

Culberson County Courthouse
P. O. Box 158
Van Horn, TX 79855
Culberson County Government Website


The first settlers arrived in 1882.

Parent County

1911--Culberson County was created 10 March 1911 from El Paso County.
County seat: Van Horn [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Kent | Pine Springs | Van Horn

Ghost Towns


Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

  • History of Van Horn and Culberson County, 1973, by Rosa Lee Wylie.
  • Culberson County History from the Handbook of Texas Online


  • El Paso County, 1881 (shows the portion that later became Culberson County), from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site
  • El Paso County, 1900 (shows the portion that later became Culberson County), from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site





Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


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