Washington County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Washington County, Texas Facts
When was Washington County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties (originally named Tenehaw County, it was created on July 18, 1835 from Austin County and Liberty County, established as a municipality by Mexico).
Washington County, TX Vital Records
Where can find Washington County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Washington 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 Washington 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Texas Birth Records 1927-2010
- Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935
- Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981
- Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
- Texas Marriage Records 1966 to 2008
- Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973
- Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010
- Texas Divorce Records 1968 to 2008
- Texas Death Records 1964-2010
- Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973
- Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976
- Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986
Washington County, TX Census Records
What Washington County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Washington County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Washington Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Washington Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Washington Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 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.
Washington County, TX Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Washington County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Washington County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Washington County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 100 E. Main, Suite 102, Brenham 77833
- Washington County Clerk
- Phone: (979) 277-6200 Ext. 123
- Birth & Death Records: 1903
- Marriage Records: 1837
- Land Records: 1832
- Probate Records: 1837
- Court Records: 1840
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Texas Land Title Abstracts
- BLM Land Records
Washington County, TX Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Washington County, TX?
A list of Washington County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Heritage Society of Washington County, P.O. Box 1123, Brenham, TX 77833
- Washington County Genealogical Society, 2211 South Day, Suite 105, Brenham, Texas 7783
- Washington 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 Washington County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Texas State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Washington County, Texas Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Washington County, Texas Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Washington County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Washington County.