by Moises Garza

November 29, 2011

Old Starr County Maps
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

Here you will find two Old Starr County Maps that can be used in your genealogy research. Specially to locate porciones, roads, ranches, and even old towns that may no longer exist.

I came across both of them at The Portal to Texas History.

These two maps show an excellent snapshot in time.

Below is more information about them and the links where you can view the high definition copies of each map.

Old Starr County Maps


Date: 1935

Creator: unknown

Description: Cadastral map of Starr County, Texas in the South Texas Plains region. Some notes are marked in color. Scale ca. 1:60,000.

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Date: 1896-02

Creator: unknown

Description: Cadastral "tracing" map of Starr County, Texas in the South Texas Plains region. Some notes and features are marked in color; locations of ranches, lagunas, roads, surveys, and creeks are noted. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).

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Some of the porciones listed on both maps have the names of my ancestors.

Sources: 

  • Map of Starr County, Map, 1935; digital image, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88977 : accessed November 16, 2011), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas General Land Office, Austin , Texas.
  • Map of Starr County, Map, February 1896; digital image, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88982 : accessed November 16, 2011), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas General Land Office, Austin , Texas.

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Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog We Are Cousins, and the Mexican Genealogy blog. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on Facebook. To contact me or book me for a presentation, buy my books, and or learn more about me visit my personal website at www.moisesgarza.com.

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  1. I’m not able to see them yet, by the way did I read in one of your older posts that your wife’s maiden name is Pérez?

    1. Yes, she is a Perez. Her Perez arrived in Starr County around the 1860’s. The were originally from General Teran and El Encadenado, N. L. Mexico. Where are yours from?

      1. Matamoros & Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas area. I was born in Valler Hermoso back in 1961.
        I have traced my ancestors all the way back to around 1852

  2. I am particularly interested in the Ramirez’s from agua de abajo and agua de arriba .I am a,Ramirez my father was born 1920 In Randado Texas. His father was Uvaldo Ramirez born Ciudad Mier his father was Nicanor Ramirez. Would appreciate any information tha is out there on my family. Thank you.

  3. These maps are wonderful. I know my roots are entangled in those lands…Cardenas, Bustamante, Gonzalez, de la Garza, so many. Thank you.

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