Wise County, Texas Records
Wise County, Texas (Map It) was created on January 23, 1856 from Cooke County. This county was named for Henry Alexander Wise, the U.S. Congressman and future thirty-eighth governor of Virginia (1856–1860) who supported the annexation of Texas.
Wise County Cities and Towns include Alvord, Aurora, Boyd, Bridgeport, Chico, Decatur, Lake Bridgeport, New Fairview, Newark , Paradise, Rhome, Runaway Bay..
A Map of Wise County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Wise County, Texas Courthouse Records
Wise County, TX Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Wise county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire.
- Wise County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1870 for Birth; 1903 for death, Marriage Records from 1881, Land Records from 1856, Probate Records from 1882 and Court Records from 1882. The County Clerk's office is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
- Wise County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Wise County, Texas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Texas Census Substitute Records: 1820-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Wise County, Texas Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from 1903 to present.
- Marriage Records: available from the County Clerk
- Divorce Records: available from the Clerk of District Court
- Locations: Texas Department of State Health Services
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756; (888) 963-7111 or (512) 458-7111
Wise County, Texas Resources
- Wise County Texas Genealogical Society, Box 126, Rhome, TX 76078
- Wise County Historical Society
- Wise Co. Records Available on Microfilm
- Wise County, Texas Message Boards
Wise County, Texas External Links
- Texas Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Texas (1813 - 1993)
- Wise County, Texas Books - Amazon
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Wise Co., Texas - FindaGrave
- Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection
- Pioneer history of Wise County : from red men to railroads, twenty years of intrepid history
- The Terrells : eighty-five years Texas, from Indians to atomic bomb
- Wise Co., Texas Almanac
- Texas county histories : a bibliography
- Wise County History
- Wise County, Texas Links - Cyndi's List
- Wise Co. TXGenweb
- Wise County, Texas Ancestry Database Collections
- Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989
- Texas General Land Office Map Collection
- Wise County, Texas Military Records