Gonzales County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Gonzales County, Texas (Map It) was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties. This county was named for its county seat, named in turn for Coahuila y Tejas governor Rafael Gonzales.. Learn More About State of Texas History

Gonzales County is bordered by Fayette County (northeast), Lavaca County (east), Dewitt County (southeast), Karnes County (southwest), Wilson County (southwest), Guadalupe County (west), Caldwell County (northwest).

Gonzales County Cities and Towns include Gonzales, Nixon, Smiley, Waelder, Pilgrim.. A Map of Gonzales County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Gonzales County, Texas Courthouse Records

Gonzales County, Texas Courthouse
Gonzales County, TX Courthouse

The Gonzales County Courthouse is located in Gonzales, 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 Gonzales 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.

  • Gonzales County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1829, Land Records from 1837, Probate Records from 1832 and Court Records from 1838. 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.
  • Gonzales County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Gonzales County, Texas Census Records

Gonzales County, Texas Vital Records

Gonzales County, Texas Resources

Gonzales County, Texas External Links

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