Walker County, Texas Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Walker County Courthouse<br> 1100 University Ave; PO Box 210; <br>Huntsville, TX 77340<br> Phone: 936.436.4922&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, lande&nbsp;and court records from 1846, <br>birth, death and probate records; District Clerk has divorce records
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Walker County Courthouse<br> 1100 University Ave; PO Box 210; <br>Huntsville, TX 77340<br> Phone: 936.436.4922&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, lande&nbsp;and court records from 1846, <br>birth, death and probate records; District Clerk has divorce records  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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The [http://www.wcgen.com/ Walker County Historical Society] published cemetery records, volumes 1, 2, and 3.&nbsp; Volumes 1 and 2 are available online at the historical society website.&nbsp;  
 
The [http://www.wcgen.com/ Walker County Historical Society] published cemetery records, volumes 1, 2, and 3.&nbsp; Volumes 1 and 2 are available online at the historical society website.&nbsp;  
  
Individual cemeteries and burial sites:
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Individual cemeteries and burial sites:  
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103032 Magnolia Cemetery, Katy] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103032 Magnolia Cemetery, Katy] BillionGraves  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107310 Sam Houston Grave, Huntsville] Only one burial, marked by a rather large monument stone given the historic significance of Sam Houston himself in the history of Texas.
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107310 Sam Houston Grave, Huntsville] Only one burial, marked by a rather large monument stone given the historic significance of Sam Houston himself in the history of Texas.
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
  

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Contents

County Courthouse

Walker County Courthouse
1100 University Ave; PO Box 210;
Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936.436.4922 

County Clerk has marriage, lande and court records from 1846,
birth, death and probate records; District Clerk has divorce records

History

The county was under martial law for a time in 1871 because of the resistance to Reconstruction.

Parent County

1846--Walker County was created April 6, 1846 from Montgomery County. County seat: Huntsville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

The Walker County Historical Society published cemetery records, volumes 1, 2, and 3.  Volumes 1 and 2 are available online at the historical society website. 

Individual cemeteries and burial sites:

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).