Zapata County Resources


Jose Felipe de la Pena ..Has written many books on Zapata County family histories.

Mauricio Javier Gonzalez  -

First book - Un encuentro con el pasado en San Ygnacio, Texas: Genealogía de Juan de Dios Rodríguez and Josefa Salazar. 1994. Out of print.
Second book - The Herreras of San Ygnacio, Texas: Their Historical Journey Through Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, and Texas. 1998. Out of print.

The above two books are available at the Zapata County Public Library.

Third book - My Grandfather's Grandfather: Tomás Rodríguez-Benavides. 2002.

Copies available through the author. Features a combination of Zapata County history and family genealogy with focus on San Ygnacio, Texas. Price - $14.95. 174 pages. It includes a (name) index. ISBN 0-615-12591-3.

Court House

County Website

Funeral Homes

Buitron Funeral Homes

14th St. & Hidalgo Blvd

Zapata, TX   78076



Zapata County Chamber of Commerce Website - Some History of Zapata County


Zapata County Public Library

901 Kennedy St.

Zapata, TX  78076


Zapata County Records Available on Microfilm through LDS - View List


La Paz County Historical Museum

Housed in a typical 200-year-old Mexican home. Exhibits include photos of old Zapata, antique ranch furniture, early doctor's equipment, and early cooking utensils.

Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Sept-May.

At Benevides Elementary School in San Ygnacio, about 25 miles N on U.S. 83.

305 Lincoln St.

San Ygnacio, TX   78067


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This page was last updated on -04/22/2011