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Quick Dates

Winkler County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1910  1910    1890  1911  1910 

County Courthouse

Winkler County Courthouse

110 Winkler Street
Kermit, TX


The first post office was established at Hay Flat in 1908.

Parent County

1887--Winkler County was created 26 February 1887 from Tom Green County. County seat: Kermit [1]

It was named for Confederate Col. Clinton M. Winkler

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Kermit  (named after Theodore Roosevelt's son)


Monahans (most in Ward County)

Neighboring Counties



Winkler County TXGenWeb - List of Cemeteries in Winkler County along with transcriptions


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 18
1900 60 233.3%
1910 442 636.7%
1920 81 −81.7%
1930 6,784 8275.3%
1940 6,141 −9.5%
1950 10,064 63.9%
1960 13,652 35.7%
1970 9,640 −29.4%
1980 9,944 3.2%
1990 8,626 −13.3%
2000 7,173 −16.8%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.




Local Histories


Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Google satellite map of Winkler County





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

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).