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Wheeler County, Texas
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Wheeler County, Texas Facts

Wheeler County

When was Wheeler County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on August 21, 1876 (organized on April, 12, 1879) from Young Territory. This county was named for Royal Tyler Wheeler, the second Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

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

What counties are adjacent to Wheeler County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Hemphill County (north), Roger Mills County, Oklahoma (northeast), Beckham County, Oklahoma (east), Collingsworth County (south), Gray County (west).

What cities and towns are in Wheeler County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Mobeetie, Shamrock, Wheeler.

Wheeler County, TX Vital Records

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

Wheeler County, TX Census Records

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

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

Wheeler County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Wheeler County Courthouse

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

  • Wheeler County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: Box 465, Wheeler 79096
  • Wheeler 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: (806) 826-5544
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1879
    • Land Records: 1881
    • Probate Records: 1879 
    • Court Records: 1879
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Wheeler County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Wheeler Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Wheeler Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Wheeler Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wheeler Co. TX General and History Websites

Wheeler Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Wheeler Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wheeler Co. TX Military Records

Wheeler Co. TX Schools & Directories

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