Wichita County, Texas

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Wichita County'' <br>
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt;Wichita County'' <br>
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<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Wichita County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-wichita.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1858
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| founded date = February 1
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| seat wl = Wichita Falls
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.wichita.tx.us/ Wichita County Courthouse]<br> 900 7th Street PO Box 1679<br> Wichita Falls, TX 76307-1679<br> Phone: 940.766.8144&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has&nbsp;has incomplete birth records from 1890, <br>incomplete death records from 1900, marriage, probate<br>&nbsp;and land records from 1882; District &nbsp;Clerk has divorce and<br>court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wichita County, Texas. Page 676 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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The first white settler arrived in 1856.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1858--'''Wichita County was created 1 February 1858 Fannin Land District. '''County seat: '''Wichita Falls <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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Archer County, Texas|Archer]]
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*[[Baylor County, Texas|Baylor]]
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*[[Clay County, Texas|Clay]]
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*[[Cotton County, Oklahoma|Cotton&nbsp;County, Oklahoma]]
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*[[Tillman County, Oklahoma|Tillman County, Oklahoma]]
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*[[Wilbarger County, Texas|Wilbarger]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/cemetery/beaverst.txt Beaver Creek Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/cemetery/burk-cem.txt Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/cemetery/claraabc.txt Clara Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/cemetery/evert.txt Evert Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/cemetery/highland-m.txt Highland Memorial Garden/Hilltop Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/cemetery/journey-buno.txt Journey's End Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/cemetery/mtcarmel-az.txt Mt. Carmel Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/cemetery/dick-oldelecrab.txt Old Elektra and Dick Sparks Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb&nbsp;Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/cemetery/riverside.txt Riverside Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/cemetery/sacred-heartcath.txt Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106236 Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Wichita Falls] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/land/wichita.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/history/schools/1904wichita.txt 1904 Wichita Falls Graduates]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/history/schools/1907wfhs.txt 1907 Wichita Falls Graduates]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/history/schools/1916-Coyote.txt 1916 Coyote, Wichita Falls High School]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/history/schools/wichhs27.txt 1927 Coyote, Wichita Falls High School]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/history/schools/wichita-falls-hs32.txt 1932 Coyote, Wichita Falls High School&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/history/schools/wichita-falls-hs39.txt 1939 Coyote, Wichita Falls High School]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/history/landmark.txt Col. James Home to be Torn Down 1920]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/wichita/military/civilwar/pensions/wichicsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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] [no images] 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://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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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Electra Public Library<br>401 N Waggoner St<br>Electra, TX 76360<br>Phone: (940) 495-2208
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<br>Tom Burnett Memorial Library<br>400 W Alameda St<br>Iowa Park, TX 76367<br>Phone: (940) 592-4981
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<br>Wichita Falls Public Library<br>600 11th St<br>Wichita Falls, TX 76301<br>Phone: (940) 767-0868<br><br>Burkburnett Library<br>215 E 4th St<br>Burkburnett, TX 76354<br>Phone: (940) 569-2991
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Wichita Falls Texas Family History Center]]
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=194032&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Wichita&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog] for this county.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwichit/ Wichita County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Wichita|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Wichita County Courthouse
900 7th Street PO Box 1679
Wichita Falls, TX 76307-1679
Phone: 940.766.8144 

County Clerk has has incomplete birth records from 1890,
incomplete death records from 1900, marriage, probate
 and land records from 1882; District  Clerk has divorce and
court records[1]

History

The first white settler arrived in 1856.

Parent County

1858--Wichita County was created 1 February 1858 Fannin Land District. County seat: Wichita Falls [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of Texas  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Electra Public Library
401 N Waggoner St
Electra, TX 76360
Phone: (940) 495-2208


Tom Burnett Memorial Library
400 W Alameda St
Iowa Park, TX 76367
Phone: (940) 592-4981


Wichita Falls Public Library
600 11th St
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Phone: (940) 767-0868

Burkburnett Library
215 E 4th St
Burkburnett, TX 76354
Phone: (940) 569-2991

Family History Centers

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

  • Wichita County  ~  TXGenWeb
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wichita County, Texas. Page 676 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).