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Wilbarger County, Texas Facts

Wilbarger County

When was Wilbarger County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on October 10, 1881 ) from Cooke County. This county was named for Josiah P. (1801–1845) and Mathias Wilbarger, brothers and early settlers; Josiah became a mythical figure for living 11 years after being scalped .

What is the County Seat of Wilbarger County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Vernon also, the county government website is www.co.wilbarger.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Wilbarger County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Tillman County, Oklahoma (north), Wichita County (east), Baylor County (south), Foard County (west), Hardeman County (west), Jackson County, Oklahoma (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Wilbarger County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Vernon.


Wilbarger County, TX Vital Records

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


Wilbarger County, TX Census Records

What Wilbarger County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Wilbarger 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.

Wilbarger Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Wilbarger Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Wilbarger 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.


Wilbarger County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Wilbarger County Courthouse

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

  • Wilbarger County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1700 Wilbarger St., Rm. 15, Vernon 76384
  • Wilbarger 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) 552-5486
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1882
    • Land Records: 1881
    • Probate Records: 1882
    • Court Records: 1886
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Wilbarger County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Wilbarger Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Wilbarger Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wilbarger Co. TX General and History Websites

Wilbarger Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Wilbarger Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wilbarger Co. TX Military Records

Wilbarger Co. TX Schools & Directories

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