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Refugio County Texas
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Warm thanks to all of the volunteers, contributors and patrons who made these recognitions possible.  They ould not have happened without you. 

The TXGenWeb Project and The USGenWeb Project

The Refugio County site is dedicated to helping family historians find their roots.  It is a part of The TXGenWeb Project which is part of The USGenWeb Project.  This is a free genealogy site, and everything here is a contribution of people who "love" genealogy and "love" Refugio County.  They are dedicated volunteers and often proud descendants of Refugio County pioneers.  Expect to find an error here or there - they exist in spite of how diligently we work to avoid them.   Let us know, and we will make necessary corrections.  We thank you for your input.

Last Updated June 16, 2017



Refugio County, located in southeast Texas and on the Gulf coast, was one of the original Mexican municipalities and played a key role in the Texas' fight for independence from Mexico.

Click on any town below for information about it.



Below is the search engine for this site as well as links to 
The USGenWeb search engines and other useful Texas search engines.

Use the search engine below to locate names and/or places included on this site.


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When using the above search engine for this site, please remember that names have been transcribed as written in original records and that the spelling might differ from the spelling used today.  If you do not find your surname with the search engine, the name could still be on the site.  Using the search engine is a "quick find" but does not replace old-fashioned "looking" through the available pages.

It is probably best to put in just one surname (one spelling) and do the search.

Texas State Library and
The USGenWeb Archives Texas Archives Refugio County Archives Texas General Land Office
Archives & Records
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Below are other resources to assist you in your research.

Refugio County Museum

If you are able to visit the Refugio Co. Museum, you will find an enormous collection of obituaries abstracted from local and area newspapers.  They begin 1929 and continue through the present.  This is an awesome resource for the researcher.

Refugio County Museum - 361-526-5555

A special "thank you" goes out to Refugio County Museum and the Refugio County Clerk's Office, whose staffs have been so supportive and a tremendous help as I gather information.

I also want to thank all of you who send me information, photographs, biographies, suggestions and corrections. 
You are the heart of this website!!


The TXGenWeb Counties A to Z

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Books about Refugio
Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Search
Mexico Genealogy
Did You Know?? Female Nicknames
Folks from Refugio Historical Homes
and Buildings
Historical Markers History
Refugio County
LDS Databases
Local Resources Maps Texas Links TexShare
Towns and Place Names


Below are resources so others can look up names for you and
 to help you locate others who are researching the same families - your long lost cousins!!
Lookups Mail List Queries Rootsweb GenForum

Guest Book
Post your surnames and ask questions about the history,
places, records and/or the people of Refugio County.

Neighboring Counties
Co. Seat:  Goliad
1836 - Old Mexican
County Seat:  Victoria
1836 - Old Mexican


Co. Seat: Pt. Lavaca
1846 from Jackson,
Matagorda and


Co. Seat:  Beeville
1857 from Refugio, Goliad, Live Oak and
San Patricio

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Co. Seat: Rockport
1871 from


San Patricio

County Seat: 
1836 - Old Mexican
Be sure to check these neighboring counties for information on the names you research.




Below is information about the site coordinator, awards we have received, orphan Texas counties, recognition of those who have provided free artwork used on the site, and the copyright notice.


Many, many thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers,
friends and neighbors who have contributed and continue
to contribute interesting and unique information to the Refugio site. 
The above awards are yours!!

The TXGenWeb Mike Basham Memorial - County of the Month Award

This site shows past recipients of this award.

If the information on a Texas county site has been helpful to you and makes you want to "go back" and look again, please  take time to nominate that county for the "County of the Month Award".  You will need to copy and paste the appropriate URL.   Everyone feels good when they know they are "making a difference", and a vote from you lets county coordinators know they are headed in the right direction.  Thanks.

Click here if you would like to nominate

Refugio County for the County of the Month Award.

To ADOPT an orphan TXGenWeb county, please follow this link.

or contact
Shirley Cullum, State Coordinator.

Welcome you to the Refugio County TXGenWeb Project.  Thank you for taking the time to visit and it is hoped that the material on this website will be  useful for your genealogical research. 

   Our website has grown a lot since February 14, 2002, thanks to so many of you who have contributed material and photographs.  I am always looking for more so please keep sending things.  I would especially like information on families, schools and churches in any of the communities of the county. 

Although I do not live in Refugio County and am not able to commit to doing research for you, I might have ideas or materials that would assist you.  I welcome your e-mails.

If you have any questions, suggestions or materials to contribute, please email me.

Email contact:  Jane Colmenares

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