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Rockwall County, Texas (Map It) was created on March 1, 1873 from Kaufman County. This county was named for its county seat, which was named for a submerged stone wall found by its initial settlers .. Learn More About State of Texas History
Rockwall County Cities and Towns include Dallas, Fate, Heath, McLendon-Chisholm, Mobile City, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Wylie.. A Map of Rockwall County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Rockwall County, Texas Courthouse Records
Rockwall County, TX Courthouse
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 Rockwall 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. Courthouse and most, if not all, county records were destroyed by fire in March 1875. Courthouse again caught fire on January 27, 1892. All records were saved.
- Rockwall County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1875, Land Records from 1873, Probate Records from 1875 and Court Records from 1875. 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.
- Rockwall County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Rockwall County, Texas Census Records
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- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Texas Census Substitute Records: 1820-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Rockwall 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
Rockwall County, Texas Resources
- Rockwall County Genealogical Society
- Rockwall Co. Records Available on Microfilm
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