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  • Walker County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 9, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Washington County, also within the boundaries of Montgomery County as created in 1837.
    Established:  06-Aug-1846
    County Seat:  Huntsville, Texas

    County history - Walker County is named in honor of Robert J. Walker of Mississippi, who introduced into the United States Congress the resolution for the annexation of Texas; because he was a Unionist during the Civil War, however, in 1863 the state legislature changed the honoree to Samuel H. Walker, a Texas Ranger and soldier in the American Army.

    Walker Courthouse
    1. Walker County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Walker County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Society/Museum/Assn - (Walker County Historical Society / Huntsville, TX)
    4. Walker County - US/TXGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Walker County - US/TXGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Walker County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Walker County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Walker County Vital Records - Walker County Clerk, P. O. Box 210, 1100 University Avenue, Huntsville, TX 77342.
               Note:  Certified Marriage License requests should be directed to the County Clerk's Office in which the event occurred. Certified copies of a Divorce Decree requests should be directed to the District Clerk's Office in which the event occurred.

    9. Early History - Walker County, Texas (written and researched by John W. Baldwin in 1954).


  • Waller County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 19, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Austin and Grimes Counties.
    Established:  28-Apr-1873
    County Seat:  Hempstead, Texas

    County history - Waller County is named in honor of Virginia native Edwin Waller, the first mayor of Austin and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

    Waller Courthouse
    GHLL Waller County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Waller County, TX Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Waller County Historical Commission and Society / Waller, TX)
    6. US/TXGenWeb site - Waller County Archives
    7. US/TXGenWeb - Waller County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Waller County Clerk, 836 Austin Street, Suite 217, Hempstead, TX 77445.
               Note:  Certified Marriage License requests should be directed to the County Clerk's Office in which the event occurred. Certified copies of a Divorce Decree requests should be directed to the District Clerk's Office in which the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Grimes County (north), Montgomery County (northeast), Harris County (east),
             Fort Bend County (south), Austin County (west), Washington County (northwest).

        Waller County - Texas Handbook online.

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  • Ward County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 10, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Tom Green County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1887
    County Seat:  Monahans, Texas

    County history - Ward County is named in honor of Thomas William Ward, a soldier in the Texas Revolution, a commissioner for the General Land Office of Texas and Irish-born mayor of Austin, Texas.

    Ward Courthouse
    1. Ward County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Ward County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Ward County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Ward County Genealogical Society
          400 East 4th Street
          Monahans, TX 79758

    4. Ward County - US/TXGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Ward County - US/TXGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Ward County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Ward County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Ward County Vital Records - Ward County Clerk, 400 S Allen, Suite 101, Monahans, TX 79756.

    9. Ward County - TXGenWeb site.


  • Washington County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of lands of The Republic of Texas in 1836.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1837
    County Seat:  Brenham, Texas

    County history - Washington County is named in honor of the first president of the United States, George Washington.

    Washington Courthouse
    1. Washington County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Washington County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Washington County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Washington County Genealogy (Brenham, TX)
    4. Washington County - US/TXGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Washington County - US/TXGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Washington County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Washington County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Washington County Vital Records - Washington County Clerk, P.O. Box K, Brenham, TX 77833-0609.
               Note:  Certified Marriage License requests should be directed to the County Clerk's Office in which the event occurred. Certified copies of a Divorce Decree requests should be directed to the District Clerk's Office in which the event occurred.

    9. Washington County - Our History.


  • Webb County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 10, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bexar and Nueces Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1848
    County Seat:  Laredo, Texas

    County history - Webb County is named in honor of James Webb, who served as secretary of the Treasury, secretary of State, and Attorney General of the Republic of Texas.

    Webb Courthouse
    1. Webb County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Webb County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Webb County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Webb County - US/TXGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Webb County - US/TXGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Webb County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Webb County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Webb County Vital Records - Webb County Clerk, 1110 Victoria Street Suite 201, Laredo, TX 78040.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (SouthEast Texas Genealogical & Historical Society / Beaumont, TX)
    10. Webb County - Texas Handbook online.


  • Wharton County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Jackson, Matagorda and Colorado Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1867
    County Seat:  Wharton, Texas

    County history - Wharton County is named in honor of brothers William H. and John A. Wharton, leaders in the Texas Revolution.

    Wharton Courthouse
    1. Wharton County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Wharton County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Wharton County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Wharton County Historical Museum (Wharton, TX)
    4. Wharton County - US/TXGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Wharton County - US/TXGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Wharton County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wharton County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wharton County Vital Records - Wharton County Clerk, P.O. Box 69, Wharton, TX 77488.
               Note:  Certified Marriage License requests should be directed to the County Clerk's Office in which the event occurred. Certified copies of a Divorce Decree requests should be directed to the District Clerk's Office in which the event occurred.

    9. Wharton County - County Histories.
    10. Wharton County Museum - dedicated to preserving the history, culture, and traditions of the county.


  • Wheeler County, Texas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American Indian lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1876
    County Seat:  Wheeler, Texas

    County history - Wheeler County is named in honor of Royal Tyler Wheeler, a chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

    Wheeler Courthouse
    1. Wheeler County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Wheeler County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Wheeler County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Wheeler County - US/TXGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Wheeler County - US/TXGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Wheeler County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wheeler County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wheeler County Vital Records - Wheeler County Clerk, P.O. Box 465, Wheeler, TX 79096-0465.
               Note:  Certified Marriage License requests should be directed to the County Clerk's Office in which the event occurred. Certified copies of a Divorce Decree requests should be directed to the District Clerk's Office in which the event occurred.


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