Zapata County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Zapata County, Texas (Map It) was created on January 22, 1858 from Starr County and Webb County. This county was named for Antonio Zapata, a local rancher and colonel of the short-lived Republic of the Rio Grande.. Learn More About State of Texas History

Zapata County is bordered by Webb County (north), Jim Hogg County (east), Starr County (southeast).

Zapata County Cities and Towns include None.. A Map of Zapata County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Zapata County, Texas Courthouse Records

Zapata County, Texas Courthouse
Zapata County, TX Courthouse

The Zapata County Courthouse is located in Zapata, 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 Zapata 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. Most, if not all, county records were destroyed during military action in 1863.

  • Zapata County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1868, Land Records from 1868, Probate Records from 1868 and Court Records from 1874. 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.
  • Zapata 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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