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Wichita County, Texas Facts

Wichita County

When was Wichita County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on June 21, 1882 ) from Young Territory. This county was named for the Wichita Native American tribe .

What is the County Seat of Wichita County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Wichita Falls also, the county government website is www.co.wichita.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Wichita County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Tillman County, OK (north), Cotton County, OK (northeast), Clay County (east), Archer County (south), Wilbarger County (west).

What cities and towns are in Wichita County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Cashion Community, Burkburnett, Electra, Iowa Park, Pleasant Valley, Wichita Falls.


Wichita County, TX Vital Records

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


Wichita County, TX Census Records

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

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


Wichita County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Wichita County Courthouse

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

  • Wichita County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 900 7th St., Rm. 250, Wichita Falls 76301
  • Wichita 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: (940) 766-8144
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1882
    • Land Records: 1873
    • Probate Records: 1882
    • Court Records: 1882
  • Abstracts of wills, Wichita County, Texas
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Wichita County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Wichita County Historical Society, 900 7th St., Wichita Falls 76301
  • Texas State Archives, Regional Historical Resource Depository, University Library, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099
  • Burkburnett Genealogical Society, c/o Burkburnett Library, 215 E. 4th St., Burkburnett, TX 76354
  • Iowa Park Genealogical & Historical Society, 400 West Alameda, Iowa Park, TX 76367
  • Tom Burnett Memorial Library, 400 West Alameda, Iowa Park, TX 76367
  • North Texas Genealogical & Historical Association, Box 4602, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
  • Wichita Co. Records Available on Microfilm (tsl.state.tx.us)
  • Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711-2927
  • Texas Genealogical Society, 2505 Beluche Drive, Galveston 77551

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

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

Wichita Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Wichita Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Wichita Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wichita Co. TX General and History Websites

Wichita Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Wichita Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wichita Co. TX Military Records

Wichita Co. TX Schools & Directories

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