Atascosa County Courthouse
WELCOME TO ATASCOSA COUNTY

Atascosa County is south of San Antonio on Interstate Highway 37 in south central Texas. Jourdanton, the county seat, is located on state highways 16 and 97 in central Atascosa County thirty-three miles south of San Antonio and 100 miles northwest of Corpus Christi.
Atascosa County was legally organized by an act of the Sixth Legislature of the State of Texas on January 25th, 1856. As early as 1722 El Camino Real (The King's Highway) from the Rio Grande to San Antonio passed near present-day Pleasanton. The Spanish word Atascosa, denoting boggy ground that hindered travel, gave the region its name. The County was created in 1856 from land formerly in Bexar County. Jose Antonio Navarro, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence whose 1831 claim was the first grant recorded in area, gave land in 1857 for the first county Seat, Navatasco, named in honor of Navarro. Because of Indian problems, it became necessary to move the county seat. In 1858, with a majority of 98 votes, a site was selected on John Bowen's place near the confluence of Bonita Creek and the Atascosa River.
This website is under construction. Thank you for your patience.


The TXGenWeb Project

The USGenWeb Project

The WorldGenWeb Project


Donna Schulte Loth, County Coordinator
About the County Coordinator





Newest Additions to This Site

Atascosa County History and Information
Kinfolks: Families & People of Atascosa County
"It is Grievous to be Caught.": Crime and Punishment
From the Cradle to the Grave: Genealogical Records
Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Military, Death, Probate, Census, etc.
We Gather Together: Churches, Organizations, Schools and Societies
Helpful Things: Lookups and Links
Photographs: People and Places
Print Media: Newspapers, Books and Libraries
The Last Stop: Cemeteries

SEARCH THIS SITE
site search by freefind advanced

Search the TXGenWeb Atascosa County Archives

Match: Format: Sort by:  Search: 

Join the Atascosa Email List at Rootsweb

NEIGHBORING COUNTIES

A Listing of All Texas County Websites on TXGenWeb



This page was last updated on 15 Oct 2014.

IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE HERE, TELL TXGenWeb WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THIS WEBSITE!

Links to external web sites are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not
constitute an endorsement or approval of any of the products, services or opinions contained in any external web site.



If you find any of Atascosa County TXGenWeb links inoperable,
please send me a message.