Hidalgo County, Texas Genealogy

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Hidalgo County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Hidalgo County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January24, 1852
County Seat Edinburg
Courthouse



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

African American


Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
19006,837
191013,728100.8%
192038,110177.6%
193077,004102.1%
1940106,05937.7%
1950160,44651.3%
1960180,90412.8%
1970181,5350.3%
1980283,22956.0%
1990383,54535.4%
2000569,46348.5%
2010774,76936.1%








Church

Court

Land

Land Survey Abstract Indicies  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

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

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Donna Public Library
301 S Main St
Donna, TX 78537
Phone: (956) 464-2221
Website


Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library
1906 S Closner Blvd
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: (956) 383-6246
Website


Elsa Public Library
711 N Hidalgo St
Elsa, TX 78543
Phone: (956) 262-3061
Website


Mercedes Memorial Library
434 S Ohio St
Mercedes, TX 78570
Phone: (956) 565-2371


Speer Memorial Library
801 E 12th St
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 580-8750
Website


Alamo Public Library
416 N Tower Rd
Alamo, TX 78516
Phone: (956) 787-6160
Website


Pharr Memorial Library
121 E Cherokee Ave
Pharr, TX 78577
Phone: (956) 787-3966
Website


Weslaco Public Library
525 S Kansas Ave
Weslaco, TX 78596
Phone: (956) 968-4533
Website


Mcallen Memorial Library
601 N Main St
Mcallen, TX 78501
Phone: (956) 688-3300
Website


San Juan Public Library
1010 S Standard Ave
San Juan, TX 78589
Phone: (956) 702-0926
Website


Hidalgo Public Library
710 E Texano Dr
Hidalgo, TX 78557
Phone: (956) 843-2093
Website


La Joya Municipal Library
925 S Leo Ave
La Joya, TX 78560
Phone: (956) 581-4533
Website


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

Web Sites

  • Hidalgo County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Hidalgo County  ~  TXGenWeb
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records

References

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