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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] &gt;&nbsp;Washington County'' <br>
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''[[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]] Washington County'' {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Washington County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-washington.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1836
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| founded date = March 17
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| seat wl = Brenham
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.washington.tx.us/ips/cms Washington County Courthouse]<br>100 East Main Street<br>Brenham, Texas 77384<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347391165756_335" /><br>Phone: 409-277-6200
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County Clerk hasa birth and death records from 1903<br>marriage records from 1833, probate and land records<br>District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Texas. Page 675 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
The town of Washington-on-the Brazos was founded in 1830. The creation of Brazos, Burleson and Lee counties led to the relocation of the county seat in Brenham in 1844. Part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.  
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The town of Washington-on-the Brazos was founded in 1830. The creation of [[Brazos County, Texas|Brazos]], [[Burleson County, Texas|Burleson]] and [[Lee County, Texas|Lee]] counties led to the relocation of the county seat to Brenham in 1844. The land that became Washington County was part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Washington County was created 17 March 1836 from a Texas Municipality.''' County seat:''' Brenham <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1836--'''Washington County was created 17 March 1836 from a Texas Municipality.'''County seat:''' Brenham <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Washington County [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/maps/ border changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Brenham | Burton | Chappell Hill | Independence | Latium | Muellersville | Phillipsburg | Prairie Hill | Quarry | Washington-on-the-Brazos | Wesley
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Austin_County,_Texas|Austin]]
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*[[Austin County, Texas|Austin]]  
*[[Brazos_County,_Texas|Brazos]]
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*[[Brazos County, Texas|Brazos]]  
*[[Burleson_County,_Texas|Burleson]]
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*[[Burleson County, Texas|Burleson]]  
*[[Fayette_County,_Texas|Fayette]]
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*[[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]]  
*[[Grimes_County,_Texas|Grimes]]
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*[[Grimes County, Texas|Grimes]]  
*[[Lee_County,_Texas|Lee]]
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*[[Lee County, Texas|Lee]]  
*[[Waller_County,_Texas|Waller]]
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*[[Waller County, Texas|Waller]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/washington/cemeteries/atkinson16gcm.txt Atkinson Cemetery ]~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/washington/cemetery/bthlehm.txt Bethlehem Cemetery ]~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=102000 Burton Cemetery, Brenham]~ transcriptions, photos ~ BillionGraves
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/washington/cemeteries/masonicc17gcm.txt Chappell Hill Masonic Cemetery&nbsp;]&nbsp;~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/washington/cemetery/derrick.txt Derrick Family Cemetery]&nbsp; ~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/washington/cemetery/reynolds.txt Reynolds Cemetery]&nbsp; ~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/washington/cemetery/sandyhil.txt Sandy Hill Cemetery]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/washington/cemetery/williams.txt Williams Cemetery]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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==== Census  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/washington/census/1850/ 1850 Federal Census] ~&nbsp; transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/washington/census/1860/pg0193a.txt 1860 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://brenham.areaconnect.com/churches.htm Washington County Church Information]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Listing of churches in the area
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/permalink/meta-pth-29761 ''Record Book of Conditional Land Grants for Washington County, 1841''], from the Portal to Texas History.<br>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''History of Brenham and Washington County,'' 1915 by Mrs. R. E. Pennington.&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofbrenham00penn Digitized book online]<br>
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*''History of Washington County, ''1949 by Charles F. Schmidt
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*''The Blazing Story of Washington County,'' 1950 by W. O. Dietrich
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*''Historic Homes of Washington County,'' 1971 by Betty Cantrell Plummer
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*''Brenham, Texas, 1844-1958,'' by Robert A. Hasskarl, Jr.
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*''A History of Brenham,'' 1933 by Eula Richardson Hasskarl
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*''Blue Bell ice cream: a century at the little creamery in Brenham, Texas, 1907-2007'', by Dorothy McLeod MacInerney [http://books.google.com/books?id=dTaZPAAACAAJ&dq=inauthor:%22Dorothy+McLeod+MacInerney%22&hl=en&ei=emw-TaHsMML38AbAlNmkCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAA information]<br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcw04 Washington County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Brenham,_Texas History of the Jews in Brenham] from wikipedia.org<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=Brenham&year=1873&extra_info= Brenham 1873 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum
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*[http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=Brenham&year=1881&extra_info= Brenham 1881 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/washington.htm Washington County 1895 US&nbsp;Atlas]
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/7275/Washington+County+1920/ Washington County 1920 Landowners Map] from Historic Map Works
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5019 Washington County 1940 General Highway Map]
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5329 Washington County 1961 General Highway Map]<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/Veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/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.
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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.
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library<br>100 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy<br>Brenham, TX 77833<br>Phone: (979) 337-7201
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Washington County Genealogical Society <br>211 South Day St., Suite 105<br>Brenham, TX 77833
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[http://www.bluebonnetgenealogy.org www.bluebonnetgenealogy.org]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=194010&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Washington&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/washington/washtoc.htm Washington County Archives Project] - USGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwashin/ Washington County TXGenWeb]
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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.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Washington County, Texas
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Facts
Founded March 17, 1836
County Seat Brenham
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County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
100 East Main Street
Brenham, Texas 77384
Phone: 409-277-6200


County Clerk hasa birth and death records from 1903
marriage records from 1833, probate and land records
District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

The town of Washington-on-the Brazos was founded in 1830. The creation of Brazos, Burleson and Lee counties led to the relocation of the county seat to Brenham in 1844. The land that became Washington County was part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.

Parent County

1836--Washington County was created 17 March 1836 from a Texas Municipality.County seat: Brenham [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Washington County border changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Brenham | Burton | Chappell Hill | Independence | Latium | Muellersville | Phillipsburg | Prairie Hill | Quarry | Washington-on-the-Brazos | Wesley

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • History of Brenham and Washington County, 1915 by Mrs. R. E. Pennington.  Digitized book online
  • History of Washington County, 1949 by Charles F. Schmidt
  • The Blazing Story of Washington County, 1950 by W. O. Dietrich
  • Historic Homes of Washington County, 1971 by Betty Cantrell Plummer
  • Brenham, Texas, 1844-1958, by Robert A. Hasskarl, Jr.
  • A History of Brenham, 1933 by Eula Richardson Hasskarl
  • Blue Bell ice cream: a century at the little creamery in Brenham, Texas, 1907-2007, by Dorothy McLeod MacInerney information
  • Washington County History from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • History of the Jews in Brenham from wikipedia.org

Maps

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Obituaries


Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library
100 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy
Brenham, TX 77833
Phone: (979) 337-7201

Washington County Genealogical Society
211 South Day St., Suite 105
Brenham, TX 77833

www.bluebonnetgenealogy.org

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington 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).