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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Waller County Courthouse<br>836 Austin St #217;<br>Hempstead, TX 77445-4667<br>Phone: 979.826.7711&nbsp;<br>Phone 1-800-901-4412. <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br>marriage, probate, court and land records from 1873 <br>
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Waller County Courthouse<br>836 Austin St #217;<br>Hempstead, TX 77445-4667<br>Phone: 979.826.7711&nbsp;<br>Phone 1-800-901-4412. <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br>marriage, probate, court and land records from 1873 <br>  
  
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.
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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.  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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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://www.txgenweb6.org/txwaller/mar.htm Waller County Marriage Book "A"] Oct 1873-Dec 1881, from the Waller County TXGenWeb site.  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
 
*[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.
 
*[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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County Courthouse

Waller County Courthouse
836 Austin St #217;
Hempstead, TX 77445-4667
Phone: 979.826.7711 
Phone 1-800-901-4412.

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate, court and land records from 1873

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.

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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