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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Cooke_County,_Texas|Cooke]]
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*[[Denton_County,_Texas|Denton]]
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*[[Jack_County,_Texas|Jack]]
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*[[Montague_County,_Texas|Montague]]
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*[[Parker_County,_Texas|Parker]]
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*[[Tarrant_County,_Texas|Tarrant]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 21:32, 11 December 2008

United StatesTexasCounties W > Wise County

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

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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