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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/glasscock/deeds/glasscoc.txt Land Abstract Indicies Glasscock County ] ~  USGenWeb Archives Project  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/glasscock/deeds/glasscoc.txt Land Abstract Indicies Glasscock County ] ~  USGenWeb Archives Project  
Land for homesteads opened in 1908 and the land rush lasted until 1922.  
Land for homesteads opened in 1908 and the land rush lasted until 1922.
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Guide to Glasscock County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Glasscock County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded April 4, 1887
County Seat Garden City
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County Courthouse

Glasscock County Courthouse
PO Box 190
Garden City, TX 79739-0190
Phone: 915.354.2371

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and court records from 1893, probate records
from 1895 and land records from 1883; District Clerk
has divorce records; County judge has recent burial 


Glasscock County is named for George Washington Glasscock, an early settler of the Austin, Texas, area.

Parent County

Boundary Changes

1887--Glasscock County was created 4 April 1887 from Tom Green County. County seat: Garden City [2]

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Garden City | St. Lawrence

Neighboring Counties


African American





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.

Land Abstract Indicies Glasscock County  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Land for homesteads opened in 1908 and the land rush lasted until 1922.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Glasscock 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.

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors




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

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



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.


Vital Records

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.

Societies and Libraries

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), Glasscock 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).