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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
Rockwall County; 1101 Ridge Rd Ste 101; Rockwall, TX 75087; Ph. 972.882.0240 Details: (Co Clk has b, m & d rec from 1875, land rec from 1890, pro rec from 1877 & ct rec)
Rockwall County Courthouse <br>1101 Ridge Road Ste 101<br> Rockwall, TX 75087<br> Phone: 972.882.0240&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records from 1875, <br>land records from 1890, probate records from 1877 and court records
== History  ==
== History  ==

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County Courthouse

Rockwall County Courthouse
1101 Ridge Road Ste 101
Rockwall, TX 75087
Phone: 972.882.0240 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records from 1875,
land records from 1890, probate records from 1877 and court records


Settlement by Anglo-Americans commenced in 1846.

Parent County

1873--Rockwall County was created 1 March 1873 from Kaufman County. County seat: Rockwall [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1875 - Courthouse and most, if not all, county records were destroyed by fire in March 1875.

1892 - Rockwall County Courthouse caught fire on January 27, 1892.  All records were saved. [2]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories


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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb 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).
  2. GenDisasters.com - Rockwall, TX Courthouse Fire, Jan 1892 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7338/rockwall-tx-rockwall-county-courthouse-fire-jan-1892