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Sutton County, Texas

Courthouse in Sonora, Texas
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Sutton County 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 4,128.. Sonora 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 outside of town are the Caverns of Sonora, some seven miles of caves with exotic limestone formations, which are visited by thousands of people annually.

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Cities and Towns
  • Fort Terrett (ghost town)
  • Owenville (ghost town)
  • Sonora (County seat)
Death Certificates
Search for Texas Death Certificates from 1890 - 1976. You can save and print Texas death certificates from this LDS Family Search site.

Divorce Records 
Texas Divorce records 1968-2001 Searchable!

Family Histories & Photos
Historical Society
Sutton Co., TX Historical Society
307 E Oak St
Sonora, Texas 76950
(325) 387-5084

Local Resources

Courthouse, Libraries and Hotel & Campground information  


Resources for Sutton County records available on microfilm
Military Records
  • Ice House Ranch Museum
  • Miers Home Museum
    307 E. Oak Street
    Sonora, TX 76950
  • The Depot also known as John & Mildred Cauthorn Depot

Neighboring Counties
Devil's River News - for current news/obits
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Notorious Individuals 

Current obituaries in the Odessa American

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TXGenWeb Counties A-Z
Complete list of Texas counties with links to their TXGenWeb sites

Site last updated 4/04/2021

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