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== County Courthouse&nbsp;  ==
 
== County Courthouse&nbsp;  ==
  
KINNEY COUNTY CLERK (830) 563-2521 Brackettville TX 78832
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[http://www.co.kinney.tx.us/ips/cms Kinney County Courthouse]<br> PO Drawer 9<br> Brackettville, TX 78832<br> Phone: 830.563.2521&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1872, divorce, probate, court<br>and &nbsp;land records from 1873; St. Mary’s Catholic Church,<br>Brackettville, Texas has burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kinney County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Populated Places&nbsp;  ====
  
BrackettVille is the largest town in Kinney County, population is approximately 1100 persons.
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BrackettVille is the largest town in Kinney County, population is approximately 1100 persons.  
  
Fort Clark which is now a subdiVision and membership community swells to over 1,000 persons in the Winter when the winter folks arrive from the colder climates in the northern states.
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Fort Clark which is now a subdiVision and membership community swells to over 1,000 persons in the Winter when the winter folks arrive from the colder climates in the northern states.  
 
 
Spofford is a small town to the South of Brackettville on State Hwy 131. Presently there are approximately 90 residents in this town.
 
  
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Spofford is a small town to the South of Brackettville on State Hwy 131. Presently there are approximately 90 residents in this town.
  
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John Quigley, Alderman, Spofford.
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John Quigley, Alderman, Spofford.  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
  
Brackettville Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/brackettcem/brackett_cemetery.html
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Brackettville Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/brackettcem/brackett_cemetery.html  
  
Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html
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Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html  
  
Masonic Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html
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Masonic Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html  
  
Ballantyne Family Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/ballantynecem/ballantyne_cem.html
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Ballantyne Family Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/ballantynecem/ballantyne_cem.html  
  
Spofford City Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/spoffordcem/spoffordcem.html
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Spofford City Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/spoffordcem/spoffordcem.html  
  
VFW&nbsp;Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/vfwcem/vfw_cemetery.html
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VFW&nbsp;Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/vfwcem/vfw_cemetery.html  
  
Roman Catholic Church Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/catholiccem/catholic_cem.html
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Roman Catholic Church Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/catholiccem/catholic_cem.html  
  
Vincent Family Cemetery, Spofford http://www.txkinneygen.org/vincentcem/vincentcem.html
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Vincent Family Cemetery, Spofford http://www.txkinneygen.org/vincentcem/vincentcem.html  
  
Chapman Ranch Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/chapman/chapman.html
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Chapman Ranch Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/chapman/chapman.html  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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PO Box, 975, Brackettville TX 78832  
 
PO Box, 975, Brackettville TX 78832  
  
[http://brackettville.us/kcpl/ http://brackettville.us/kcpl/]
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[http://brackettville.us/kcpl/ http://brackettville.us/kcpl/]  
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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County Courthouse 

Kinney County Courthouse
PO Drawer 9
Brackettville, TX 78832
Phone: 830.563.2521 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1872, divorce, probate, court
and  land records from 1873; St. Mary’s Catholic Church,
Brackettville, Texas has burial records[1]

History

First settlement in 1834 was abandoned until the establishment of Fort Clark in 1852.

Parent County

1850--Kinney County was created 28 January 1850 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Brackettville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places 

BrackettVille is the largest town in Kinney County, population is approximately 1100 persons.

Fort Clark which is now a subdiVision and membership community swells to over 1,000 persons in the Winter when the winter folks arrive from the colder climates in the northern states.

Spofford is a small town to the South of Brackettville on State Hwy 131. Presently there are approximately 90 residents in this town.


John Quigley, Alderman, Spofford.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries 

Brackettville Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/brackettcem/brackett_cemetery.html

Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html

Masonic Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html

Ballantyne Family Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/ballantynecem/ballantyne_cem.html

Spofford City Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/spoffordcem/spoffordcem.html

VFW Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/vfwcem/vfw_cemetery.html

Roman Catholic Church Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/catholiccem/catholic_cem.html

Vincent Family Cemetery, Spofford http://www.txkinneygen.org/vincentcem/vincentcem.html

Chapman Ranch Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/chapman/chapman.html

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb 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.
  • 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 

KINNEY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (830) 563-2884

PO Box, 975, Brackettville TX 78832

http://brackettville.us/kcpl/

Family History Centers

Web Sites


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kinney County, Texas. Page 668 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).