Uvalde County, Texas Genealogy

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County Courthouse


Uvalde County has been home to five courthouses.[1] The first courthouse was completed in May 1857, with the first floor of the building housing the courthouse and jail, in rooms with 9' tall ceilings. The second floor, used for county offices had ceilings that were 5' tall at the eves.[2] The 1870 courthouse was a cypress wood frame building. A fourth courthouse was built in 1877. In 1890, an ornate Second Empire style courthouse topped with a clock tower and lightning rods was built. In 1927, the construction began on the current courthouse, shown at right, a brick and concrete structure. The building is a Recorded Texas Landmark. [3]

Uvalde County Courthouse
Ramona Hobbs, County Clerk
Corner of Main (U.S. 90) and Getty
P.O. Box 284
Uvalde, Texas 78802-0284
(830) 278-6614
Uvalde County Government Website

Inventory of the county archives of Texas : Uvalde County, no. 232, 1941. Historical Records Survey. Inventory of records housed in the Uvalde County Courthouse as of 1936-1937. Digital book on line at the Portal to Texas History.


The first Anglo-American settlers arrived in 1852. The name Uvalde was originally known as "Ugalde".

Parent County

1850--Uvalde County was created 8 February 1850 from Bexar county. Uvalde County was organized in February 1856County seat: Encina, renamed Uvalde in 1856. [4] [5]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Knippa | Sabinal | Utopia | Uvalde | Uvalde Estates

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

  • Oldtimers: Frontier Days in the Uvalde Section of Southwest Texas, 1939, by Florence Fenley.
  • A Proud Heritage: A History of Uvalde County, 1975.
  • Uvalde County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.


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





Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


  1. HistoricTexas.net: Uvalde County http://www3.historictexas.net/uvalde-county-texas
  2. Inventory of the county archives of Texas : Uvalde County, no. 232, Book, May 1941
  3. Historical Marker: Uvalde County Courthouse, located at the corner of Main (Hwy 90) and Getty, Uvalde.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Handbook of Texas Online: Uvalde County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcu03