Hidalgo County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Hidalgo County, Texas (Map It) was created on January 24, 1852 from Cameron County. This county was named for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753–1811), the priest who raised the call for Mexico's independence from Spain .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Hidalgo County is bordered by Brooks County (north), Kenedy County (northeast), Willacy County (east), Cameron County (east), Starr County (west), Tamaulipas, Mexico (south).

Hidalgo County Cities and Towns include Alamo, Alton, Donna, Edcouch, Edinburg, Elsa, Granjeno, Hidalgo, La Joya, La Villa, McAllen, Mercedes, Mission, Palmhurst, Palmview, Penitas, Pharr, Progreso, Progreso Lakes, San Juan, Sullivan City, Weslaco.. A Map of Hidalgo County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Hidalgo County, Texas Courthouse Records

Hidalgo County, Texas Courthouse
Hidalgo County, TX Courthouse

The Hidalgo County Courthouse is located in Edinburg, 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 Hidalgo 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.

  • Hidalgo County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1852, Land Records from 1848, Probate Records from 1852 and Court Records from 1852. 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.
  • Hidalgo County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

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