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<br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}} Adopted by TXGenWeb Rockwall County<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Shirley Cullum
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.rockwallcountytexas.com/ 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<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rockwall County, Texas. Page 672 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1875 '''- Courthouse and most, if not all, county records were destroyed by fire in March 1875.  
 
'''1875 '''- Courthouse and most, if not all, county records were destroyed by fire in March 1875.  
  
'''1892''' - Rockwall Courthouse  
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'''1892''' - Rockwall County Courthouse caught fire on January 27, 1892.&nbsp; All records were saved.&nbsp;<ref>GenDisasters.com - Rockwall, TX Courthouse Fire, Jan 1892 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7338/rockwall-tx-rockwall-county-courthouse-fire-jan-1892</ref>
 
 
ROCKWALL, Tex., Jan. 27.---Rockwall courthouse was burned to-day about 2 o'clock. The fire was first discovered in the dome. The books, papers, furniture, etc., were all saved. How the fire started no one knows. The cause is supposed to have been a defective flue. The building was a wooden structure. Loss $4500, insured in the Hartford and Ætna for $3000.
 
 
 
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 28 Jan 1892<br>
 
 
 
source: [http://www3.gendisasters.com/ ''gendisasters.com'']
 
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site  
  
 
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*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
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*[[Rockwall Texas Family History Center]] (Heath)<br>
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193882&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Rockwall&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Rockwall|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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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[1]

History

Settlement by Anglo-Americans commenced in 1846.

Parent County

1873--Rockwall County was created 1 March 1873 from Kaufman County. County seat: Rockwall [2]

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. [3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Family History Centers


Web Sites

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rockwall County, Texas. Page 672 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Rockwall, TX Courthouse Fire, Jan 1892 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7338/rockwall-tx-rockwall-county-courthouse-fire-jan-1892