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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.courtreference.com/El-Paso-County-Texas-Courts.htm El Paso County Courthouse]<br>500 E San Antonio Street<br>El Paso, TX 79901-2421<br>Phone: 915.546.2071
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County Clerk has bird, death, and burial records from 1903,<br>marriage records from 1880, military discharge records<br>from 1919, probate and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), El Paso County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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Seven courthouses have been the home of El Paso County Government. The first courthouse was built at San Elizario in 1850. When Ysleta became the county seat, a second courthouse was built, 1866. Two additional courthouses were built at Ysleta in 1871 and 1882. A three-story Second Empire style courthouse was built at El Paso in 1886; it was torn down in 1918. In 1917, a Classic Revival style courthouse was built; it was extensively remodeled in 1955, and then demolished in 1992. El Paso County's current courthouse, a glass and steel structure opened in 1991.&nbsp;<ref>HistoricTexas.net: El Paso County http://www3.historictexas.net/el-paso-county-texas</ref>
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'''El Paso County Courthouse'''<br>County Clerk's Office [http://www.epcounty.com/clerk/default.htm website]<br>500 E. San Antonio, Suite 105<br>El Paso, Texas 79901<br>(915) 546-2071 <br>Fax (915) 546-2012 Main Office <br>Fax (915) 543-3806 Vital Records Department<br>[http://www.co.el-paso.tx.us/ El Paso County Government website]
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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El Paso County is located in the far south western corner of Texas where the states of [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] and [[Texas|Texas]], and the country of [[Mexico|Mexico]] meet.  
 
El Paso County is located in the far south western corner of Texas where the states of [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] and [[Texas|Texas]], and the country of [[Mexico|Mexico]] meet.  
  
[[El Paso|El Paso]] is presently its largest city.&nbsp; Across the Rio Grande is [[Chihuahua|Chihuahua]]'s largest city, [[Ciudad Juarez|Ciudad Juarez]].&nbsp; Today it is a major international port of entry, and from its earliest days has been a significant customs and immigrations checkpoint between the United States and Mexico.  
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[[El Paso, Texas|El Paso]] is presently its largest city.&nbsp; Across the Rio Grande is [[Chihuahua|Chihuahua]]'s largest city, [[Ciudad Juarez|Ciudad Juarez]].&nbsp; Today it is a major international port of entry, and from its earliest days has been a significant customs and immigrations checkpoint between the United States and Mexico.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1850--'''El Paso County was created 3 January 1850 from Bexar Land District.  
 
'''1850--'''El Paso County was created 3 January 1850 from Bexar Land District.  
  
'''County seats''' San Elizario, 1850-1866, Ysleta, 1866-1868, San Elizario, 1868-1873, Ysleta, 1873-1883, El Paso, 1883-present ''<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>'' <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: El Paso County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hce05</ref>
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'''County seats''' San Elizario, 1850-1866, Ysleta, 1866-1868, San Elizario, 1868-1873, Ysleta, 1873-1883, El Paso, 1883-present ''<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>'' <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: El Paso County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hce05</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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1912 - [[Culberson County, Texas|Culberson]] County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.
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1917 - [[Hudspeth County, Texas|Hudspeth]] County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.
  
 
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*''San Elizario,'' 1973, by Eugene O. Porter.  
 
*''San Elizario,'' 1973, by Eugene O. Porter.  
 
*''The El Paso Salt War, 1877,'' published in 1957 by Charles Leland Sonnichsen. [http://www.archive.org/details/elpasosaltwar18700sonn Digital book on line] at archive.org.  
 
*''The El Paso Salt War, 1877,'' published in 1957 by Charles Leland Sonnichsen. [http://www.archive.org/details/elpasosaltwar18700sonn Digital book on line] at archive.org.  
*''Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc.,'' 1901by W. W. Mills&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6112/m1 Digital book online] at The Portal to Texas History.
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*''Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc.,'' 1901by W. W. Mills&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6112/m1 Digital book online] at The Portal to Texas History.  
 
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hce05 El Paso County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/birthrecords/BirthRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Birth Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website.  
 
*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/birthrecords/BirthRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Birth Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website.  
 
*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/marriagerecords/MarriageRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Marriage Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website<br>  
 
*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/marriagerecords/MarriageRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Marriage Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website<br>  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.<br>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[El Paso Texas 1st & 3rd Family History Center]]
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*[[El Paso Texas Family History Center]]
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*[[El Paso Texas Mount Franklin Family History Center]]
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*[[Hondo Pass Texas Family History Center]]
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*[[Mission Trail/Socorro Texas Family History Center|Socorro Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

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County Courthouse

El Paso County Courthouse
500 E San Antonio Street
El Paso, TX 79901-2421
Phone: 915.546.2071


County Clerk has bird, death, and burial records from 1903,
marriage records from 1880, military discharge records
from 1919, probate and land records[1]


Seven courthouses have been the home of El Paso County Government. The first courthouse was built at San Elizario in 1850. When Ysleta became the county seat, a second courthouse was built, 1866. Two additional courthouses were built at Ysleta in 1871 and 1882. A three-story Second Empire style courthouse was built at El Paso in 1886; it was torn down in 1918. In 1917, a Classic Revival style courthouse was built; it was extensively remodeled in 1955, and then demolished in 1992. El Paso County's current courthouse, a glass and steel structure opened in 1991. [2]

El Paso County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office website
500 E. San Antonio, Suite 105
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 546-2071
Fax (915) 546-2012 Main Office
Fax (915) 543-3806 Vital Records Department
El Paso County Government website


History

El Paso County is located in the far south western corner of Texas where the states of New Mexico and Texas, and the country of Mexico meet.

El Paso is presently its largest city.  Across the Rio Grande is Chihuahua's largest city, Ciudad Juarez.  Today it is a major international port of entry, and from its earliest days has been a significant customs and immigrations checkpoint between the United States and Mexico.

Parent County

1850--El Paso County was created 3 January 1850 from Bexar Land District.

County seats San Elizario, 1850-1866, Ysleta, 1866-1868, San Elizario, 1868-1873, Ysleta, 1873-1883, El Paso, 1883-present [3] [4]

Boundary Changes

1912 - Culberson County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.

1917 - Hudspeth County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Anthony | Clint | El Paso | Fabens | Horizon City | Socorro | Vinton

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • El Paso
  • El Paso Dist
  • Emery

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • The City and county of El Paso, Texas : containing useful and reliable information concerning the future great metropolis of the Southwest ... 1886, El Paso Bureau of Information. Digital book online from archive.org.
  • The Land Where We Live: El Paso del Norte, 1973, by Conrey Bryson.
  • Pass of the North: Four Centuries on the Rio Grande, 2 vols., 1968, 1980, by Charles Leland Sonnichsen.
  • El Paso: A Borderlands History, 1990, by W. H. Timmons.
  • Souvenir of the city of El Paso, Texas. Photo-gravures.  Digital book online at archive.org.
  • San Elizario, 1973, by Eugene O. Porter.
  • The El Paso Salt War, 1877, published in 1957 by Charles Leland Sonnichsen. Digital book on line at archive.org.
  • Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., 1901by W. W. Mills  Digital book online at The Portal to Texas History.
  • El Paso County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

  • El Paso Herald, selected issues on line 1910-1914 from the Portal to Texas History.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), El Paso County, Texas. Page 663 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: El Paso County http://www3.historictexas.net/el-paso-county-texas
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Handbook of Texas Online: El Paso County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hce05