was created from Crockett County by an act of the Texas legislature in
1887, and was organized three years later. It was named for Col. John
S. Sutton, a confederate officer who lost his life during the Sibley's
Civil War Expedition. Sonora, the only town in the county was laid out
in 1888 and was selected as the county seat in 1889. The city was
officially incorporated in 1917. The
estimated population of the county in 2004 was 4,097, in 2010 it was
is located 66 miles south of
San Angelo, 91 miles north of Del Rio on the Mexican border and 175
miles west of San Antonio. Interstate 10 runs just north of town and
of town are the Caverns
of Sonora, some seven miles of caves with exotic limestone
are visited by thousands of people annually.
Military records, births, deaths, marriages and more.
- Fort Terrett (ghost town)
- Owenville (ghost town)
- Sonora (County seat)
Texas Death Certificates from 1890 - 1976. You can save
and print Texas death certificates from this LDS Family Search site.
TX Historical Society
and Hotel & Campground information
for Sutton County records available on microfilm
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