Washington County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Washington County, Texas (Map It) was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties. Was originally named Tenehaw County, it was created on July 18, 1835 from Austin County and Liberty County, established as a municipality by Mexico. This county was named for George Washington, the first president of the United States (1789–1797) .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Washington County is bordered by Brazos County (north), Grimes County (northeast), Waller County (east), Austin County (south), Fayette County (southwest), Lee County (west), Burleson County (northwest).

Washington County Cities and Towns include Brenham, Burton.. A Map of Washington County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Washington County, Texas Courthouse Records

Washington County, Texas Courthouse
Washington County, TX Courthouse

The Washington County Courthouse is located in Brenham, Texas. Learn More About State of Texas Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  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 Washington county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Washington County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1837, Land Records from 1832, Probate Records from 1837 and Court Records from 1840. 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.
  • Washington County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

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