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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] &gt;&nbsp;Walker County'' <br>
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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Walker County'' <br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}} <br>
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Adopted by [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwalker/ TXGenWeb Walker County]
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Cheryl Burks
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.walker.tx.us/ Walker County Courthouse]<br> 1100 University Avenue PO Box 210 <br>Huntsville, Texas 77340<br> Phone: 936.436.4922&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, lande&nbsp;and court records from 1846, <br>birth, death and probate records; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walker County, Texas. Page 675 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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The county was under martial law for a time in 1871 because of the resistance to Reconstruction.  
 
The county was under martial law for a time in 1871 because of the resistance to Reconstruction.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Walker County was created&nbsp;April 6, 1846 from [[Montgomery_County,_Texas|Montgomery]] County. '''County seat:''' Huntsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1846--'''Walker County was created&nbsp;April 6, 1846 from [[Montgomery County, Texas|Montgomery]] County. '''County seat:''' Huntsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Grimes_County,_Texas|Grimes]]
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*[[Grimes County, Texas|Grimes]]  
*[[Houston_County,_Texas|Houston]]
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*[[Houston County, Texas|Houston]]  
*[[Madison_County,_Texas|Madison]]
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*[[Madison County, Texas|Madison]]  
*[[Montgomery_County,_Texas|Montgomery]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Texas|Montgomery]]  
*[[San_Jacinto_County,_Texas|San Jacinto]]
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*[[San Jacinto County, Texas|San Jacinto]]  
*[[San_Jacinto_County,_Texas|Trinity]]
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*[[San Jacinto County, Texas|Trinity]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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The [http://www.wcgen.com/ Walker County Historical Society] published cemetery records, volumes 1, 2, and 3.&nbsp; Volumes 1 and 2 are available online at the historical society website.&nbsp;
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Individual cemeteries and burial sites:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103032 Magnolia Cemetery, Katy] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107310 Sam Houston Grave, Huntsville] Only one burial, marked by a rather large monument stone given the historic significance of Sam Houston himself in the history of Texas.
  
 
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==== Church  ====
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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.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
*[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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*[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://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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://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]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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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
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*[http://www.wcgen.com/ Walker County Genealogical Society] Includes cemetery database, Walker County history books, historical pictures and Bible records.<br>
  
*[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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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Walker|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
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== References  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=194000&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Walker&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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[[Category:Walker_County,_Texas]]
 
[[Category:Walker_County,_Texas]]

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County Courthouse

Walker County Courthouse
1100 University Avenue PO Box 210
Huntsville, Texas 77340
Phone: 936.436.4922 

County Clerk has marriage, lande and court records from 1846,
birth, death and probate records; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

The county was under martial law for a time in 1871 because of the resistance to Reconstruction.

Parent County

1846--Walker County was created April 6, 1846 from Montgomery County. County seat: Huntsville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

The Walker County Historical Society published cemetery records, volumes 1, 2, and 3.  Volumes 1 and 2 are available online at the historical society website. 

Individual cemeteries and burial sites:

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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walker County, Texas. Page 675 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).