Place:Bexar, Texas, United States

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NameBexar
Alt namesBexarsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates29.45°N 98.517°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1836 - )
See alsoAtascosa, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Bandera, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Blanco, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Borden, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Crockett, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Dawson, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Dawson, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Fisher, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Frio, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Gaines, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Howard, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Karnes, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Kerr, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Kinney, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Llano, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Martin, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Mason, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Maverick, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Mitchell, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Nolan, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
San Saba, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Scurry, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Shackelford, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Stephens, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Throckmorton, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Tom Green, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Uvalde, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Wilson, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Young, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Zavala, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


Bexar is the name of both a former district and current county in Texas.

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Former District

Bexar District, an unorganized territory, was formed after 1860; by 1880 its 1870 area was part of Tom Green, Crockett, Martin, Howard, Mitchell, Nolan, Fisher, Scurry, Borden, Dawson, and Gaines.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 1,077

Current County

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Bexar County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,714,773, and a 2013 estimate put the population at 1,817,610. It is the 17th-most populous county in the nation and the fourth-most populated in Texas. Its county seat is San Antonio, the second-most populous city in Texas and the seventh-largest city in the United States.

Bexar County is included in the San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. Bexar County has become a major bellwether in presidential elections.

History

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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.

BiblioTech, reported to be the first bookless public library, opened in Bexar County in 2013.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1836 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 6,052
1860 14,454
1870 16,043
1880 30,470
1890 49,266
1900 69,422
1910 119,676
1920 202,096
1930 292,533
1940 338,176
1950 500,460
1960 687,151
1970 830,460
1980 988,800
1990 1,185,394

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