Garza County, Texas Genealogy

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Garza County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Garza County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Post

County Courthouse

Garza County Courthouse, built 1923
Garza County Courthouse
1st Floor, 300 West Main Street,
PO Box 366
Post, TX 79356
Phone: 806-495-4430
Fax: 806-495-4431

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce, probate and court records from 1907 and land records[1]

Garza county has had two courthouses.  The first courthouse, built in 1908, was designed to be a temporary courthouse.  It served the county for 15 years. The current courthouse, shown at right, a three-story red brick and concrete structure was built in 1923 and is a Recorded Texas Landmark.


Parent County

1876--Garza County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but the county was not organized until 15 Jun 1907. County seat: Post [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Post | Justiceburg | Southland

Neighboring Counties


African American






Original Land Owners of Texas ~  Garza County  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

  • Wagon Wheels: A History of Garza County, 1973, edited by Charles Didway, County Historical Survey Committee.
  • Images of America: Garza County, 2010, by Linda Puckett, Garza County Historical Museum. Limited online preview at Google Books. Many photos of early Garza County.
  • Garza County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors







1890 Tax Rolls

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Post Public Library
105 E Main St
Post, TX 79356
Phone: (806) 990-2149

Garza County Historical Museum
119 North Ave. N
Post, Texas 79356
(806) 495-2207    website
Open Tues-Sat, 10 AM to 5 PM

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Garza County, Texas. Page 664 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).