McLennan County, Texas Genealogy

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County Courthouse


The area was originally part of the Robertson Colony but was occupied exclusively by Waco Indians in the 1802's and 1830's. A trading post was set up near the present site of Waco in 1842.

Parent County

1850--McLennan County was created 22 January 1850 from Milam, Limestone, and Navarro Counties. County seat: Waco [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns:  Bellmead | Beverly Hills | Bruceville-Eady | Gholston |, Hewitt | Lacy-Lakeview | Leroy | Lorena | Mart | McGregor | Robinson | Ross | Waco | West | Woodway |Crawford | Moody | Commanche Springs | Tours 

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories


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





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

Web Sites

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


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