Place:Val Verde, Texas, United States

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Val Verde County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 48,879. Its county seat is Del Rio. In 1936, Val Verde County received Recorded Texas Historic Landmark number 5625 to commemorate its founding.

Val Verde, which means "green valley", was named for a Civil War battle. In 1862, soldiers of Sibley's Brigade took part in the Texas invasion of New Mexico Territory, where they captured several artillery pieces at the Battle of Val Verde. The battle is memorialized both in the name of the county and a small settlement in Milam County.

The Del Rio Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Val Verde County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1885 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 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
1890 2,874
1900 5,263
1910 8,613
1920 12,706
1930 14,924
1940 15,453
1950 16,635
1960 24,461
1970 27,471
1980 35,910
1990 38,721

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