Welcome to the TXGenWeb Project site for genealogical research in
Concho County, Texas

Concho County, in central Texas straddles the northern edge of the Edwards Plateau. The county derives its name from the Concho (or "Shell") River, which in turn was named for the large number of mussels found there.

Through the 1800s, Paleo-Indians lived in the county and left behind archaeological remains of a burned-rock midden. Athabascan-speaking Indians associated with the prehorse Plains culture live in this part of Texas. Later native inhabitants include Jumano, Tonkawa, Comanche and Lipan Apache.

The Texas Legislature formed Concho County from Bexar County in 1858.

In 1874, Ranald S. Mackenzie led a campaign to drive out remaining native peoples and established the Mackenzie Trail. The county seat was formally established and named Paint Rock after the nearby pictographs. Railroads came to the county first in 1910. 

USGenWeb free searchable records for Concho County here.
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Available books for research on Concho County

List of local cemeteries and transcriptions when available


1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940 are the available census years for Concho County. The links are available free at FamilySearch.org. Free registration is required. Also available on paid genealogy sites.

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Births, Deaths, Marriages

List of schools, students from 1917-1939

Towns in Concho County include Concho, Eden, Eola, Lightner, Lowake, Millersview, Paint Rock, Pasche, and Vick.    

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Site last updated 4/04/2021

If you have family history, stories, books, wills, marriages, births, deaths, obits, old photos or other information about Concho County, please send me an email and allow me to add the information to this site. I am a volunteer on this project and appreciate your kindness. 

Many thanks to Faye Elder for the great start maintaining the site for 22 years as the previous County Coordinator.

Issues, information, suggestions or to volunteer on the state level, contact Gina Heffernan TXGenWeb State Coordinator.

In memory of our beloved boss,
former TXGenWeb State Coordinator
Shirley Cullum
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