Welcome to Waller County, Texas

Texas Genealogy Trails
 Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy

This Waller County Website
is available for adoption.

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers. 

If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic web-authoring skills, consider joining us!  If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.  Get the details on our Volunteer Page.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

 We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for folks.
All data we come across will be added to this site. We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site.

. . . CHECK BACK OFTEN . . . 

Waller County Texas

Waller County was created in April 1873. Its county seat is Hempstead. The county was named for Virginia native Edwin Waller, the first mayor of Austin and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. The first brick two story courthouse and jail was built in Hempstead. It burned in 1892 and was replaced by another brick courthouse in 1894. The City of Hempstead was unincorporated in 1899. 286 citizens voted to abolish, against 68 who voted to remain an incorporated city. The city of Hempstead was re-incorporated in 1935 after unsuccessful tries in 1928, 1930, and 1933.



* Brookshire * Hempstead * Pattison * Pine Island * Prairie View * Waller *

Unincorporated Areas
* Fields Store * Monaville *


Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!

If you are interested in adding your families' information to this website, 
Email Us.
We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries, news items and other historical data find a home here at Texas Genealogy Trails, where it will remain free for all to view.
Online Data
Biographies Birth Records Cemeteries Census Records

Church Records

County Records Death Records Family Bibles


Marriage Records Military Records Miscellaneous Records
Newspaper Gleanings Obituaries and Death Notices School Records Wills/Probate Records
Website Updates:
Oct 2016: County Records: 1891 Fugitives from Justice; Military: Vietnam War Casualties
Jun 2016: County Records: 1916 County Officers
Apr 2016: Website updated and now all pages are mobile friendly
Jan 2016: County Records: 1888 County Officers;
Oct 2015: 1903 Births
Jul 2015: News: Newspapers of Waller County
Apr 2015: Cemeteries; Sick List: BERRY, School News: Hempstead Honor Roll for Oct 1927; Death News: THOMPSON, WERNER; Community News: MATHIS; Visiting News: BURT, CASTLER, GARRETT, HAILEY, BLAIR, BROWN, ALLEN, SESLER, OLESBY

Submit an Obituary to Us

for any of our county sites.

If you would like to be kept informed of our state and county website updates, subscribe to any or all of our mailing lists

Texas is covered under our "Southwestern States" mailing list.

The Southwestern States List covers :
Texas -- New Mexico -- Oklahoma -- Nevada -- Arizona

Surrounding Counties

 Grimes County (north)

 Montgomery County (northeast)

 Harris County (east)

 Fort Bend County (south)

Austin County (west)

Washington County (northwest) 

Click here to select another county





Copyright ©Genealogy Trails
All data on this website is Copyright by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.