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Guide to Reeves County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.



Reeves County, Texas
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Founded April 14, 1883
County Seat Pecos
Courthouse
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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Reeves County Courthouse
PO Box 867
Pecos, TX 79772-0867
Phone: 915.445.5467 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate court,and land records from 1885
and some deferred birth records from the 1800’s[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The county's first settlers were Mexican farmers. Anglo-American settlers arrived about 1871.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1883--Reeves County was created 14 April 1883 from Pecos County. County seat: Pecos [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources[edit | edit source]


Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Reeves County Land Survey Abstracts  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Reeves County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

History of Reeves County
Author: Robert N. Gatewood

Pecos: A History of the Pioneer West
Author: Alton Hughes

Henry F. Reeves, His Activities & Possessions
Author: Mary Helen Pax

History of the Pecos Volunteer Fire Department
Author: Mary Nabers Prewitt

The Romance of the Davis Mountains & Big Bend Country
Author: Carlysle Graham Raht

Spirits of the Border: The History & Mystery of the Lone Star State
Authors: Ken & Sharon Kudnall

Toyah Taproots: A memory book of those who put down roots in Toyah
Compiled by: The Toyah Historical & Centennial Committee

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Reeves County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.


Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]


Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Reeves County Library
505 S Park St
Pecos, TX 79772
Phone: (432) 445-5340

Family History Centers
[edit | edit source]

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Reeves County, Texas. Page 672 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).