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

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Wilbarger County, Texas
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Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Vernon
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County Courthouse

Wilbarger County Courthouse
1700 Wilbarger Street
Vernon, TX 76384-4742
Phone: 940.552.5486 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, court
and land records from 1900; District Clerk has divorce
records; City Secretart has burial records[1]


Wilbarger was part of Peter's Colony until 1858. Doan's Crossing and Store, a trading post, was established in 1878.

Parent County

1858--Wilbarger County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Vernon [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

Local histories are available for Wilbarger 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.



  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Wilbarger County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:



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.


Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

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

Carnegie City-County Library
2810 Wilbarger St
Vernon, TX 76384
Phone: (940) 552-2462

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • 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.
  • Wilbarger County  ~  TXGenWeb


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilbarger 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).


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