Kerr County, Texas Genealogy

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Kerr County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Kerr County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded January 26, 1856
County Seat Kerrville

County Courthouse

Kerr County Courthouse
700 Main Street
Kerrville, TX 78028-5323
Phone: 830.792.2255 

County Clerk has birth and death recrods from 1903,
marriage, probate, land and court records from 1856;
District Clerk has divorce records

Kerr County has had five courthouses and two county seats. When Kerr County was formed in 1856, the town of Brownsborough changed its name to Kerrville and became the county seat. The first Kerr County Courthouse was built in Kerrville in 1856. In 1860 the county seat moved to the town of Comfort where a new courthouse was built in 1861. In 1862, Comfort became a part of the newly formed Kendall County, the county seat was returned to Kerrville, where it has remained. Courthouses were built in Kerrville in 1876, 1886, and in 1926, which is the current courthouse. [1][2]

Kerr County Government Website

Kerr County; 700 Main St; Kerrville, TX 78028-5323; Ph. 830.792.2255 Details: (Co Clk has b & d rec from 1903, m, pro, land & ct rec from 1856; Dis Clk has div rec)


Parent County

1856--Kerr County was created 26 January 1856 from Bexar County. County seat: Kerrville [3]

Boundary Changes

1862 -- Eastern portion of Kerr County, including the town of Comfort, became part of the newly formed Kendall County.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Center Point | Hunt | Ingram | Kerrville | Mountain Home

Neighboring Counties


African American






Local Histories

  • Kerr County, Texas, 1856–1956, by Bob Bennett, (rev. by Clara Watkins Kerr County, Texas, 1856–1976, Hill Country Preservation Society, 1975).
  • Kerr County History from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Kerr Photos, Stories and More  ~  TXGenWeb
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors







Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library
505 Water St
Kerrville, TX 78028
Phone: (830) 257-8422

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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