Waller County, Texas Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
 
There have been 4 courthouses in Waller County. The first courthouse 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.&nbsp; The 1894 courthouse served the county until it was demolished in 1954 after the current courthouse opened.  
 
There have been 4 courthouses in Waller County. The first courthouse 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.&nbsp; The 1894 courthouse served the county until it was demolished in 1954 after the current courthouse opened.  
  
Waller County Courthouse <br>836 Austin St. <br>Hempstead, Texas 77445 <br> Phone 1-800-901-4412. <br>[http://www.co.waller.tx.us/ Waller County Government Website]<br>
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Waller County Courthouse <br>836 Austin St. <br>Hempstead, Texas 77445 <br>Phone 1-800-901-4412. <br>[http://www.co.waller.tx.us/ Waller County Government Website]<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1873--'''Waller County was created 28 April 1873 from [[Austin County, Texas|Austin]] and [[Grimes County, Texas|Grimes]] Counties.'''&nbsp; County seat:''' Hempstead <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1873--'''Waller County was created 28 April 1873 from [[Austin County, Texas|Austin]] and [[Grimes County, Texas|Grimes]] Counties.'''&nbsp; County seat:''' Hempstead <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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>  
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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  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Census<br> ====
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==== Census<br> ====
  
*'''1880''' Census for Waller County, [http://www.archive.org/details/10thcensus1331unit census images] from archive.org<br>  
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*'''1880''' Census for Waller County, [http://www.archive.org/details/10thcensus1331unit census images] from archive.org<br>
*'''1900''' Census for Waller County, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/waller/census/1900/ transcribed] from the USGenWeb Archives; [http://www.archive.org/details/12thcensusofpopu1676unit census images] from archive.org.<br>  
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*'''1900''' Census for Waller County, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/waller/census/1900/ transcribed] from the USGenWeb Archives; [http://www.archive.org/details/12thcensusofpopu1676unit census images] from archive.org.<br>
*'''1910''' Census for Waller County, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/waller/census/1910/ transcribed] from the USGenWeb Archives; [http://www.archive.org/details/13thcensus1910po1593unit census images] from archive.org.<br>  
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*'''1910''' Census for Waller County, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/waller/census/1910/ transcribed] from the USGenWeb Archives; [http://www.archive.org/details/13thcensus1910po1593unit census images] from archive.org.<br>
*'''1920''' Census for Waller County, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/waller/census/1920/ transcribed] from the USGenWeb Archives; [http://www.archive.org/details/14thcensusofpopu1855unit census images] from archive.org.<br>  
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*'''1920''' Census for Waller County, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/waller/census/1920/ transcribed] from the USGenWeb Archives; [http://www.archive.org/details/14thcensusofpopu1855unit census images] from archive.org.<br>
 
*'''1930''' Census for Waller County, [http://www.archive.org/details/texascensus00reel2405rs census images] from archive.org.
 
*'''1930''' Census for Waller County, [http://www.archive.org/details/texascensus00reel2405rs census images] from archive.org.
  
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*''Liendo Plantation,'' 1977 by Carrie B. Coss, Waller County Historical Commission.  
 
*''Liendo Plantation,'' 1977 by Carrie B. Coss, Waller County Historical Commission.  
*''A History of Waller County, Texas,'' 1973 by Waller County Historical Survey Committee.&nbsp; Available from the [http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Waller County Historical Museum]
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*''A History of Waller County, Texas,'' 1973 by Waller County Historical Survey Committee.&nbsp; Available from the [http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Waller County Historical Museum]  
*''Forgotten Places of Waller County.'' Available from the [http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Waller County Historical Museum]
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*''Forgotten Places of Waller County.'' Available from the [http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Waller County Historical Museum]  
*''Waller County Whatnot.'' Available from the [http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Waller County Historical Museum]
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*''Waller County Whatnot.'' Available from the [http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Waller County Historical Museum]  
*[http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Books available] from the Waller County Historical Museum.
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*[http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Books available] from the Waller County Historical Museum.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcw02 Waller County History] from The Handbook of Texas Online.
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcw02 Waller County History] from The Handbook of Texas Online.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.thewallertimes.com/ The Waller Times] Newspaper
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[http://www.thewallertimes.com/ The Waller Times] Newspaper  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txwaller/mar.htm Waller County Marriage Book "A"] Oct 1873-Dec 1881, from the Waller County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txwaller/mar.htm Waller County Marriage Book "A"] Oct 1873-Dec 1881, from the Waller County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
 
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
 
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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.
 
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Waller County Historical Society]<br>PO Box 438 <br> Waller, TX 77484-0438  
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*[http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Waller County Historical Society]<br>PO Box 438 <br>Waller, TX 77484-0438  
*[http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Waller County Historical Commission]<br>  
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*[http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Waller County Historical Commission]<br>
 
*Waller County Historical Museum<br>906 Cooper, PO Box 1548 <br>Brookshire, TX 77423<br>281-934-2826<br>Wednesday &amp; Friday - 10.00 AM to 4:00 PM<br>Saturday - 11:00AM - 2:00PM  
 
*Waller County Historical Museum<br>906 Cooper, PO Box 1548 <br>Brookshire, TX 77423<br>281-934-2826<br>Wednesday &amp; Friday - 10.00 AM to 4:00 PM<br>Saturday - 11:00AM - 2:00PM  
 
*[http://www.chaparralgensoc.org/ Chaparral Genealogical Society &amp; Library]<br>310 North Live Oak, P.O. Box 606<br>Tomball, TX 77377-0606 <br>281-516-7417<br>
 
*[http://www.chaparralgensoc.org/ Chaparral Genealogical Society &amp; Library]<br>310 North Live Oak, P.O. Box 606<br>Tomball, TX 77377-0606 <br>281-516-7417<br>
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== References  ==
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

There have been 4 courthouses in Waller County. The first courthouse 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.  The 1894 courthouse served the county until it was demolished in 1954 after the current courthouse opened.

Waller County Courthouse
836 Austin St.
Hempstead, Texas 77445
Phone 1-800-901-4412.
Waller County Government Website

History

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Military

Newspapers

The Waller Times Newspaper

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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