Wise County, Texas Genealogy Guide2016-05-26T13:16:11+00:00

Wise County, Texas Genealogy Guide

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.. Learn More About State of Texas History

Wise County is bordered by Montague County (north), Cooke County (northeast), Denton County (east), Tarrant County (southeast), Parker County (south), Jack County (west).

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, Texas Courthouse
Wise County, TX Courthouse

The Wise County Courthouse is located in Decatur, 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 Wise 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 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

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Wise County, Texas Vital Records

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