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Ward County, Texas
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Ward County, Texas Facts

Ward County

When was Ward County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 26, 1887 (organized on March 29, 1892 ) from Tom Green County. This county was named for Thomas William Ward, a commissioner for the General Land Office of Texas and mayor of Austin, Texas .

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

What counties are adjacent to Ward County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Winkler County (north), Ector County (northeast), Crane County (east), Pecos County (south), Reeves County (west), Loving County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Ward County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Barstow, Grandfalls, Monahans, Pyote, Royalty, Thorntonville, Wickett.

Ward County, TX Vital Records

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

Ward County, TX Census Records

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

Ward 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.

Ward County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Ward County Courthouse

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

  • Ward County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 400 South Allen St., Ste. 101, Monahans 79756
  • Ward 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: (432) 943-3294
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1893
    • Land Records: 1893
    • Probate Records: 1893
    • Court Records: 1893
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Ward County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Ward Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Ward Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Ward Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Ward Co. TX General and History Websites

Ward Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Ward Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Ward Co. TX Military Records

Ward Co. TX Schools & Directories

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