Waller County, Texas Genealogy

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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

Waller County; 836 Austin St #217; Hempstead, TX 77445-4667; Ph. 979.826.7711 Details: (Co Clk has b & d rec from 1903, m, pro, ct & land rec from 1873)


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







Local Histories


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



The Waller Times Newspaper



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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