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''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] &gt;&nbsp;Hidalgo County'' <br>
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Spanish mission and settlements were established by 1750 and Anglo-American settlements by 1883.  
 
Spanish mission and settlements were established by 1750 and Anglo-American settlements by 1883.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
 
'''1852--'''Hidalgo County was created 24 January 1852 from [[Cameron County, Texas|Cameron]] and [[Starr County, Texas|Starr]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Edinburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1852--'''Hidalgo County was created 24 January 1852 from [[Cameron County, Texas|Cameron]] and [[Starr County, Texas|Starr]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Edinburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla,(1753-1811). Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the priest known as the "father of Mexican independence," was born on May 8, 1753, at his father's hacienda near Guanajuato, Mexico.&nbsp;
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The county was named for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla,(1753-1811). Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the priest known as the "father of Mexican independence," was born on May 8, 1753, at his father's hacienda near Guanajuato, Mexico.&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Towns and Cities: Alamo, Alton, Donna, Edcouch, Edinburg, Elsa, Granjeno, Hidalgo, La Joya, La Villa, [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193583&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Hidalgo%2C+McAllen&columns=*,0,0 McAllen], Mercedes, Mission, Palmhurst, Palmview, Penitas, Pharr, [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=1087758&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Hidalgo%2C+Progreso&columns=*,0,0 Progreso], San Juan, Sullivan City, and Weslaco
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Towns and Cities: Alamo, Alton, Donna, Edcouch, Edinburg, Elsa, Granjeno, Hidalgo, La Joya, La Villa, [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193583&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Hidalgo%2C+McAllen&columns=*,0,0 McAllen], Mercedes, Mission, Palmhurst, Palmview, Penitas, Pharr, [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=1087758&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Hidalgo%2C+Progreso&columns=*,0,0 Progreso], San Juan, Sullivan City, and Weslaco  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Brooks_County,_Texas|Brooks]]
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*[[Brooks County, Texas|Brooks]]  
*[[Cameron_County,_Texas|Cameron]]
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*[[Cameron County, Texas|Cameron]]  
*[[Kenedy_County,_Texas|Kenedy]]
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*[[Kenedy County, Texas|Kenedy]]  
*[[Starr_County,_Texas|Starr]]
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*[[Starr County, Texas|Starr]]  
*[[Willacy_County,_Texas|Willacy]]
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*[[Willacy County, Texas|Willacy]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Some [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Hidalgo/ListHidalgo.html cemeteries] for Hidalgo County, Texas are found at Gloria Mayfield's website
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Some [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Hidalgo/ListHidalgo.html cemeteries] for Hidalgo County, Texas are found at Gloria Mayfield's website  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.txgenweb.org Texas Genweb project]
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org Texas Genweb project]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193582&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Hidalgo&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193582&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Hidalgo&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Hidalgo_County,_Texas]]
 
[[Category:Hidalgo_County,_Texas]]

Revision as of 00:09, 27 August 2010

Template:Texas-stub United StatesTexasCounties H > Hidalgo County

County Courthouse

History

Spanish mission and settlements were established by 1750 and Anglo-American settlements by 1883.

Parent County

1852--Hidalgo County was created 24 January 1852 from Cameron and Starr Counties. County seat: Edinburg [1]

The county was named for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla,(1753-1811). Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the priest known as the "father of Mexican independence," was born on May 8, 1753, at his father's hacienda near Guanajuato, Mexico. 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Alamo, Alton, Donna, Edcouch, Edinburg, Elsa, Granjeno, Hidalgo, La Joya, La Villa, McAllen, Mercedes, Mission, Palmhurst, Palmview, Penitas, Pharr, Progreso, San Juan, Sullivan City, and Weslaco

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Some cemeteries for Hidalgo County, Texas are found at Gloria Mayfield's website

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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

References

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