Presidio County, Texas Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Presidio County Courthouse
              Presidio County Courthouse

Built in 1886, the courthouse at Marfa, Texas is the only courthouse building that has ever served Presidio County.  The Second Empire Style stone and brick building was designed by Alfred Giles and built for a cost of $60,000.  The courthouse dome was restored in 2004.

Presidio County Courthouse
320 N. Highland St.
Marfa, TX 79843
432-729-4670 County Clerk's office
County of Presidio government website

History

Parent County

1850--Presidio County was created 3 January 1850 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Marfa [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Chinati | Marfa | Plata | Presidio | Redford | Ruidosa | Shafter

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Presidio County Cemetery List from the Presidio County TXGenWeb site.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Presidio County History from the "Handbook of Texas Online"

History of Marfa and Presidio County, 1535–1946, 2 vols., Austin: Nortex, 1985. Written by Cecilia Thompson.

Gray Ghosts of far west Texas : a history of Confederate veterans and their families who settled in the Texas counties of: Brewster, Jeff Davis, Presidio, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell, 2 volumes.  Written by Verna A. Bonner.

Maps

[1]Presidio County, Texas Maps 1862-1932 from the Presidio County TXGenWeb site

Military

Presidio County, Texas World War II Dead, soldiers killed in action or died while serving, from the Presidio County TXGenWeb site

Newspapers

The Big Bend Sentinel Newspaper, Marfa, Texas

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

  • Marfa City Municipal Library
    115 E Oak St
    Marfa, TX 79843
    432-729-4631
  • Presidio Library
    Oreilly St
    Presidio, TX 79845
    432-229-3317
  • Big Bend Genealogical Society, Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties
  • Marfa and Presidio County Museum
    110 W. San Antonio St
    Marfa, TX 79843
    432-729-4140

Web Sites

References

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