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Willacy County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Hon. Terry Flores<br>576 W. Main St.<br>Raymondville, Texas 78580<br>Office (956) 689-2710<br>Fax (956) 689-9849<br>[http://www.co.willacy.tx.us/ips/cms/index.html Willacy County Government Website]  
 
Willacy County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Hon. Terry Flores<br>576 W. Main St.<br>Raymondville, Texas 78580<br>Office (956) 689-2710<br>Fax (956) 689-9849<br>[http://www.co.willacy.tx.us/ips/cms/index.html Willacy County Government Website]  
  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==

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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Willacy County Courthouse
Courthouse Annex Building
190 North 3rd Street
Raymondville, Texas 78580
Phone: 956.689.2710 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and
court records from 1921 and land records from 1891[1]

Willacy County's first courthouse is now located in Kenedy County.  When Willacy County was organized in 1911, Sarita was selected as the county seat.  In 1917, construction began on a three-story Classic Revival style courthouse.  In 1921, Kenedy County was organized out of the northern part of Willacy County; Sarita and the new courthouse were now part of Kenedy County.  Raymondville was selected as the county seat; and construction began on a new courthouse, a Classic Revival style building is a grand three-story brick structure with limestone details.  This courthouse continues to serve Willacy County.[2]

Willacy County Courthouse
County Clerk - Hon. Terry Flores
576 W. Main St.
Raymondville, Texas 78580
Office (956) 689-2710
Fax (956) 689-9849
Willacy County Government Website

 

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1911--Willacy County was created 11 March 1911 from Hidalgo and Cameron Counties. County seat: Sarita, 1911-1921; Raymondville, 1921-present. [3]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

1921 -- Northern part of Willacy County became Kenedy County. [4]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Bausell | Ellis | Lasara | Los Coyotes | Lyford | Porfirio | Port Mansfield | Raymondville | Santa Monica | San Perlita | Sebastian | Willamar

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Texas' Last Frontier: A Brief History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, 1917; reprinted, 1962; by Frank Cushman Pierce, Rio Grande Valley Historical Society.
  • The Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, 1954, by J. Lee and Lillian J. Stambaugh.
  • A Century of Service: The History of the Catholic Church in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, 1979, by Gilberto Rafael and Martha Oppert Cruz.
  • Willacy County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.

Military[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers
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Web Sites[edit | edit source]

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Willacy County, Texas. Page 676 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Willacy County http://www3.historictexas.net/willacy-county-texas
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Handbook of Texas Online: Willacy County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcw10