Wise County, Texas Genealogy

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County Courthouse

TexasWiseCourthouse.jpg

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 -

Alphabetical listing of all headstones with pictures - http://www.wisecountytexas.info/cemeteries/headstone%20info.htm  

Maps and information about all 101 Wise County cemeteries - http://www.wisecountytexas.info/cemeteries/cem_info.htm

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).