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Waller County, Texas Facts

Waller County

When was Waller County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 28, 1873 from Austin County and Grimes County. This county was named for Edwin Waller (1800–1881), a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and the first mayor of Austin, Texas.

What is the County Seat of Waller County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Hempstead also, the county government website is www.co.waller.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Waller County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Grimes County (north), Montgomery County (northeast), Harris County (east), Fort Bend County (south), Austin County (west), Washington County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Waller County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Brookshire, Hempstead, Katy, Pattison, Pine Island, Prairie View, Waller.


Waller County, TX Vital Records

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


Waller County, TX Census Records

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

Waller Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Waller Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Waller 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.


Waller County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Waller County Courthouse

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

  • Waller County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 836 Austin St., Rm. 217, Hempstead 77445
  • Waller 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: (979) 826-7643
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1873
    • Land Records: 1824
    • Probate Records: 1873
    • Court Records: 1873
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Waller County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Waller Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Waller Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Waller Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Waller Co. TX General and History Websites

Waller Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Waller Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Waller Co. TX Military Records

Waller Co. TX Schools & Directories

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