Duval County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Duval County, Texas (Map It) was created on February 1, 1858 from Nueces County and Live Oak County. This county was named for Burr Harrison DuVal (1809–1836), a soldier in the Texas Revolution who died in the Goliad Massacre.. Learn More About State of Texas History

Duval County is bordered by McMullen County (north), Live Oak County (northeast), Jim Wells County (east), Brooks County (southeast), Jim Hogg County (southwest), Webb County (west) .

Duval County Cities and Towns include Benavides, Freer, San Diego.. A Map of Duval County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Duval County, Texas Courthouse Records

Duval County, Texas Courthouse
Duval County, TX Courthouse

The Duval County Courthouse is located in San Diego, Texas. Learn More About State of Texas Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Duval county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. Some early records  prior to organization on November 7, 1876 may be located in Nueces County

  • Duval County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1877, Land Records from 1877, Probate Records from 1877 and Court Records from 1877. The County Clerk's office is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
  • Duval County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Duval County, Texas Census Records

Duval County, Texas Vital Records

Duval County, Texas Resources

Duval County, Texas External Links