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Winkler County, Texas Facts

Winkler County

When was Winkler County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 26, 1887 (organized on April 5, 1910 ) from Tom Green County. This county was named for Clinton Winkler, an appeals court judge, Texas state representative, and Confederate colonel .

What is the County Seat of Winkler County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Kermit also, the county government website is www.co.winkler.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Winkler County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Andrews County (northeast), Ector County (east), Ward County (south), Loving County (west), Lea County, New Mexico (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Winkler County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Kermit, Monahans, Wink.


Winkler County, TX Vital Records

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


Winkler County, TX Census Records

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

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


Winkler County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Winkler County Courthouse

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

  • Winkler County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 1007, Kermit 79745
  • Winkler 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) 586-3401
    • Birth & Death Records: 1910
    • Marriage Records: 1910
    • Land Records: 1911
    • Probate Records: 1910
    • Court Records: 1910
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Winkler County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Winkler Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Winkler Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Winkler Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Winkler Co. TX General and History Websites

Winkler Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Winkler Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Winkler Co. TX Military Records

Winkler Co. TX Schools & Directories

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