Winkler County, Texas Genealogy

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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
PO Box 1007
Kermit, TX 79745-4236
Phone: 915.586.3401 

County Clerk has birth records from 1919,
death and probate records from 1912,
mariage and court records from 1911
and land  records from 1887; District Clerk
has divorce records[1]


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 [2]

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.

Winkler County, Texas Cemeteries

Kermit Cemetery – Transcription with grave locations. USGenWeb Archives Project




Local Histories


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

Google satellite map of Winkler County





Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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