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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
Wheeler County; PO Box 465; Wheeler, TX 79096-0465; Ph. 806.826.5544 Details: (Co Clk has b & d rec from 1906, m, pro, ct & land rec from 1879; Dis Clk has div rec)
Wheeler County Courthouse <br>PO Box 465<br> Wheeler, TX 79096-0465<br>Phone: 806.826.5544&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1906, <br>marriage, probate, court and land records from 1879; <br>District Clerk&nbsp;has divorce records
== History  ==
== History  ==

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County Courthouse

Wheeler County Courthouse
PO Box 465
Wheeler, TX 79096-0465
Phone: 806.826.5544 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1906,
marriage, probate, court and land records from 1879;
District Clerk has divorce records


Wheeler County was the first to be organized in the Panhandle area, and 14 other counties were attached to it for judicial purposes until 1881. Sweetwater was established in 1876 as a trading post.

Parent County

1876--Wheeler County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar . County seat: Wheeler [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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

Family History Centers

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).