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Welcome to
Bexar County, Texas
History & Genealogy


 

Here we go again...... expanding, expanding and more expanding
with a no muss, no fuss atmosphere!!

This State will not have a detailed index page until I have lots and lots of info.

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Texas Confederate Soldiers Databases

 
CITIES, TOWNSHIPS, ETC.

COUNTY INFORMATION:

OTHER ITEMS:

Enclave cities within San Antonio
*Alamo Heights
* Balcones Heights
* Castle Hills
* Hill Country Village
* Kirby
Cities:
*Converse
*Grey Forest
* Helotes
* Live Oak
Towns:
*China Grove
* Hollywood Park
* St. Hedwig
Census-designated places:
* Cross Mountain
* Lackland AFB
* Macdona
* Randolph AFB
* Scenic Oaks
* Timberwood Park
Other unincorporated communities:
* Adkins
* Atascosa
* Leon Springs
* Losoya
Bexar County was created on December 20, 1836, and encompassed almost the entire western portion of the Republic of Texas. This included the disputed areas of western New Mexico northward to Wyoming. After statehood, 128 counties were carved out of its area.

The county was named for San Antonio de Béxar, one of the 23 Mexican municipalities (administrative divisions) of Texas at the time of its independence. San Antonio de Béxar—originally Villa de San Fernando de Béxar—was the first civil government established by the Spanish in the province of Texas. Specifically, the municipality was created in 1731 when 55 Canary Islanders settled near the system of missions that had been established around the source of the San Antonio River. The new settlement was named after the Presidio San Antonio de Béjar, the Spanish military outpost that protected the missions. The presidio, located at the San Pedro Springs, was founded in 1718 and named for Viceroy Balthasar Manuel de Zúñiga y Guzmán Sotomayor y Sarmiento, second son of the Duke of Béjar (a town in Spain). The modern city of San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas also derived its name from San Antonio de Béjar.

BEXAR COUNTY, TEXAS
COAT OF ARMS

AVAILABLE ITEMS:

Texas General Land Office

ADJACENT COUNTIES:
1. Kendall County
2. Comal County
3. Guadalupe County
4. Wilson County
5. Atascosa County
6. Medina County
7. Bandera County

 

 

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