Waller County, Texas Genealogy

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Neighboring Counties  
Brookshire | Fields Store | Hempstead | Katy (part in [[Fort Bend County, Texas|Fort Bend]] County, part in [[Harris County, Texas|Harris]] County) | Monaville | Pattison | Pine Island | Prairie View | Waller<br>
==== Neighboring Counties ====
*[[Austin County, Texas|Austin]]  
*[[Austin County, Texas|Austin]]  

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County Courthouse

There have been 4 courthouses in Waller County. The first was in a rented frame building. In 1877, the first brick courthouse was built, and was in use until it burned in 1892. In 1894, a new courthouse was built and was in use until it was demolished in 1955 when the "new" courthouse was built.

The courthouse address is 836 Austin St. Hempstead, Texas 77445. The phone number is 1-800-901-4412.


The area was part of Stephen F. Austin's first colony, with the first settlement occurring around 1821.

Parent County

1873--Waller County was created 28 April 1873 from Austin and Grimes Counties.  County seat: Hempstead [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Brookshire | Fields Store | Hempstead | Katy (part in Fort Bend County, part in Harris County) | Monaville | Pattison | Pine Island | Prairie View | Waller

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories


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





Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


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