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Walker County, Texas
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Walker County, Texas Facts

Walker County

When was Walker County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 6, 1846 from Montgomery County. This county was named for Samuel Hamilton Walker (1815–1847), a Texas Ranger and soldier in the Mexican-American War .

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

What counties are adjacent to Walker County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Houston County (north), Trinity County (northeast), San Jacinto County (east), Montgomery County (south), Grimes County (west), Madison County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Walker County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Huntsville, New Waverly, Riverside.

Walker County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Walker County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Walker 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 Walker 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.

Walker County, TX Census Records

What Walker County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Walker County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Walker Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Walker Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Walker Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

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.

Walker County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Walker County Courthouse

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

  • Walker County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 210, Huntsville 77342
  • Walker 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: (936) 436-4922
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1846
    • Land Records: 1846
    • Probate Records: 1846
    • Court Records: 1847
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Walker County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Walker Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Walker Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Walker Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Walker Co. TX General and History Websites

Walker Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Walker Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Walker Co. TX Military Records

Walker Co. TX Schools & Directories

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