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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] &gt;&nbsp;Williamson 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]] Williamson County'' <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Williamson County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-williamson.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1848
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| founded date = March 13
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| seat wl = Georgetown
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Williamson county courthouse 2008.jpg|right|300x250px|Williamson county courthouse 2008.jpg]][http://www.wilco.org/ Williamson County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 18 <br>Georgetown, Texas 78627<br> Phone: 512.943.1515&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records <br>from 1903, marriage, land probate and&nbsp;<br>court records from 1848 and military<br>discharge records from 1917; District<br>Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Williamson County, Texas. Page 676 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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The first Anglo-American settlement was in 1835 and was known as Tumlinson Fort.  
 
The first Anglo-American settlement was in 1835 and was known as Tumlinson Fort.  
==== Parent County  ====
 
  
'''1848--'''Williamson County was created 13 March 1848 from [[Milam County, Texas|Milam]] County. '''County seat:''' Georgetown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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[http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/History_and_Images_of_Williamson_County_Cites_and_Towns.htm Communities - The History and Images of Williamson County Cities and Towns]&nbsp; - Williamson County Historical Commission
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== Parent County ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1848--'''Williamson County was created 13 March 1848 from [[Milam County, Texas|Milam]] County. '''County seat:''' Georgetown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
The following cities are either entirely or partially located within Williamson County<br>
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The following cities are either entirely or partially located within Williamson County<br>  
  
Austin (partial)<br>Bartlett (partial)<br>Cedar Park<br>Florence<br>Georgetown<br>Granger<br>Hutto<br>Jarrell<br>Leander<br>Liberty Hill<br>Round Rock<br>Taylor<br>Thrall<br>Weir<br>
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Austin (partial)<br>Bartlett (partial)<br>Cedar Park<br>Florence<br>Georgetown<br>Granger<br>Hutto<br>Jarrell<br>Leander<br>Liberty Hill<br>Round Rock<br>Taylor<br>Thrall<br>Weir<br>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bastrop_County,_Texas|Bastrop]]
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*[[Bastrop County, Texas|Bastrop]]  
*[[Bell_County,_Texas|Bell]]
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*[[Bell County, Texas|Bell]]  
*[[Burnet_County,_Texas|Burnet]]
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*[[Burnet County, Texas|Burnet]]  
*[[Lee_County,_Texas|Lee]]
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*[[Lee County, Texas|Lee]]  
*[[Milam_County,_Texas|Milam]]
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*[[Milam County, Texas|Milam]]  
*[[Travis_County,_Texas|Travis]]
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*[[Travis County, Texas|Travis]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
A list of cemeteries in Williamson County, Texas, including interment information for a portion of them, has been transcribed into digital format and made available online. This information can be accessed courtesy of the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/ Williamson County Historical Commission] via links to lists contained on the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/Williamson_County_Texas_Cemeteries.htm Cemeteries in Williamson County, Texas] page.
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*A list of cemeteries in Williamson County, Texas, including interment information for a portion of them, has been transcribed into digital format and made available online. This information can be accessed courtesy of the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/ Williamson County Historical Commission] via links to lists contained on the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/Williamson_County_Texas_Cemeteries.htm Cemeteries in Williamson County, Texas] page.  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2765 FindAGrave ]&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Transcriptions and partial transcriptions for many Williamson County cemeteries.
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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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Individual cemeteries;
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104760 Davis Cemetery, Leander]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105310 Hunt Cemetery, Liberty Hill]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106146 Rhodes Cemetery, Jollyville]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106183 Rocky Hollow Cemetery, Georgetown]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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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  ====
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[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1389983 Texas Naturalization Records &nbsp;1906-1989] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch Record Collection
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*An index to Williamson County, Texas land records is available online at&nbsp;[https://deed.wilco.org/RealEstate/searchentry.aspx?cabinet=opr deed.wilco.org/RealEstate/searchentry.aspx]&nbsp;&nbsp; A&nbsp;link is provided to an electronic copy of the deed.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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*[http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/Family_Land_Heritage_Program.htm Family Land Heritage Program] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;Williamson County Historical Commission
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
See the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/williamson_county_Texas_historical_pages.htm Histories ]page at the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/ Williamson County Historical Commission].
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*See the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/williamson_county_Texas_historical_pages.htm Histories ]page at the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/ Williamson County Historical Commission].  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/williamson/willamtoc.htm Williamson County Histories] ~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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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.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932381 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865]&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch record collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch Record collection
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors&nbsp;
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ 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.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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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
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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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  ====
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Williamson County, Texas Tax Records:<br><br>[http://tax.wilco.org/Appraisal/PublicAccess/ Public Search of Williamson County, Texas Tax Records]<br>
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Records can be searched by:<br><br>PropID<br>AcctID<br>Owner<br>Address<br>Advanced Search<br>
  
 
==== 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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'''''Births'''''
*[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://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949342 Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997]&nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
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===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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*''[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ]&nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*Williamson County marriages from 1848 to the present are available online at [https://deed.wilco.org/Marriage/SearchEntry.aspx deed.wilco.org/Marriage/SearchEntry.aspx]&nbsp; Electronic images of the records are linked in the search results.<br>
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===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949337 Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681049 Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976]&nbsp; &nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1930157 Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection
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*[http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Death Certificates 1890-1976] available online.
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===== '''''Divorce'''''  =====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2038378 Texas Divorce Index &nbsp;1968-2010] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records<br>
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors<br>
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
=== Libraries<br> ===
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[http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/ Williamson County Historical Commission]
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=== Libraries<br> ===
  
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*[http://www.cedarparktx.us/library Cedar Park Public Library]<br>
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*[http://florencepubliclibrary.wordpress.com/ Florence Public Library]
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*[http://library.georgetown.org/ Georgetown Public Library]
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*[http://www.leander.lib.tx.us/ Leander Public Library]
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*[http://www.lhpl.org/ Liberty Hill Public Library]
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*[http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/library Round Rock Public Library System]
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*[http://www.ci.taylor.tx.us/index.asp?nid=25 Taylor Public Library]
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*[http://www.bartletttexas.net/library.htm Teinert Memorial Public Library]
  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
* Cedar Park Public Library<br> * Florence Public Library<br> * Georgetown Public Library<br> * Leander Public Library<br> * Liberty Hill Public Library<br> * Round Rock Public Library System<br> * Taylor Public Library<br> * Teinert Memorial Public Library
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Georgetown Texas Family History Center]]
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*[[Round Rock Texas Family History Center]] (Austin)
  
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== 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.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+Williamson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
*[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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== References  ==
  
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<references />
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=194040&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Williamson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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{{Texas|Texas}}
  
== References  ==
 
<references/>
 
 
[[Category:Williamson_County,_Texas]]
 
[[Category:Williamson_County,_Texas]]

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Founded March 13, 1848
County Seat Georgetown
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County Courthouse

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Williamson County Courthouse
PO Box 18
Georgetown, Texas 78627
Phone: 512.943.1515 

County Clerk has birth and death records
from 1903, marriage, land probate and 
court records from 1848 and military
discharge records from 1917; District
Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

The first Anglo-American settlement was in 1835 and was known as Tumlinson Fort.

Communities - The History and Images of Williamson County Cities and Towns  - Williamson County Historical Commission

Parent County

1848--Williamson County was created 13 March 1848 from Milam County. County seat: Georgetown [2]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

The following cities are either entirely or partially located within Williamson County

Austin (partial)
Bartlett (partial)
Cedar Park
Florence
Georgetown
Granger
Hutto
Jarrell
Leander
Liberty Hill
Round Rock
Taylor
Thrall
Weir

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries;

BillionGraves:

Church

Court

Texas Naturalization Records  1906-1989  ~  FamilySearch Record Collection

Land

Local Histories



Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Williamson County, Texas Tax Records:

Public Search of Williamson County, Texas Tax Records

Records can be searched by:

PropID
AcctID
Owner
Address
Advanced Search

Vital Records

Births

Marriages
Deaths
Divorce


Societies and Libraries

Williamson County Historical Commission

Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Williamson County, Texas. Page 676 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).