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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.Photo by Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0WALLER COUNTY COURTHOUSE
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Brookshire * Hempstead * Pattison * Pine Island * Prairie View * Waller * Fields Store * Monaville *
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Online Data ChurchRecords FamilyRecords MiscellaneousRecords Wills andProbate Records Website Updates:
Feb 2018: Death News: MCGAHEY, BURTON; Marriage News: LAURAINE, BURTON; Sick List News: CRAWFORD; Visiting News: MCDADE, WOOD, MANN, RANKIN; Military: 1881 Texas Revolution Veterans List, 1881 Texas Revolution Veterans DeathsMay 2017: History: 1914 County History
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
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