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Guide to Walker County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Walker County Courthouse
1100 University Avenue PO Box 210
Huntsville, Texas 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[1]


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 [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



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:




Local Histories

Local histories are available for Walker County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.


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




Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walker County, Texas. Page 675 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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