Wise County, Texas Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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The first white settler arrived in 1854 and the first public school opened in 1855.  
 
The first white settler arrived in 1854 and the first public school opened in 1855.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1856--'''Wise County was created 23 January 1856 from [[Cooke_County,_Texas|Cooke ]]County. '''County seat:''' Decatur <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1856--'''Wise County was created 23 January 1856 from [[Cooke County, Texas|Cooke ]]County. '''County seat:''' Decatur <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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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1881--'''Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire.
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'''1881--'''Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire.  
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cooke_County,_Texas|Cooke]]
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*[[Cooke County, Texas|Cooke]]  
*[[Denton_County,_Texas|Denton]]
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*[[Denton County, Texas|Denton]]  
*[[Jack_County,_Texas|Jack]]
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*[[Jack County, Texas|Jack]]  
*[[Montague_County,_Texas|Montague]]
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*[[Montague County, Texas|Montague]]  
*[[Parker_County,_Texas|Parker]]
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*[[Parker County, Texas|Parker]]  
*[[Tarrant_County,_Texas|Tarrant]]
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*[[Tarrant County, Texas|Tarrant]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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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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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 05:52, 28 August 2010

United StatesTexasCounties W > Wise County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

The first white settler arrived in 1854 and the first public school opened in 1855.

Parent County

1856--Wise County was created 23 January 1856 from Cooke County. County seat: Decatur [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1881--Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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

Websites

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

References

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