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Rockwall County, Texas Facts

Rockwall County

When was Rockwall County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 1, 1873 from Kaufman County. This county was named for its county seat, which was named for a submerged stone wall found by its initial settlers .

What is the County Seat of Rockwall County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Rockwall also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Rockwall County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Collin County (north), Hunt County (east), Kaufman County (south), Dallas County (west).

What cities and towns are in Rockwall County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Dallas, Fate, Heath, McLendon-Chisholm, Mobile City, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Wylie.

Rockwall County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Rockwall County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Rockwall County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Rockwall County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Rockwall County, TX Census Records

What Rockwall County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Rockwall County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Rockwall Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Rockwall Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Rockwall Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.

Rockwall County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Rockwall County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Rockwall County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Rockwall County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Rockwall County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1101 Ridge Road, S-101, Rockwall 75087
  • Rockwall County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (972) 882-0220
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1875
    • Land Records: 1873
    • Probate Records: 1875
    • Court Records: 1875
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Rockwall County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Rockwall County, TX?
A list of Rockwall County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Rockwall County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Rockwall County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Rockwall County.

Rockwall Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Rockwall Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Rockwall Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Rockwall Co. TX General and History Websites

Rockwall Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Rockwall Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Rockwall Co. TX Military Records

Rockwall Co. TX Schools & Directories

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