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McCulloch County, Texas

McCulloch County was formed by the Sixth Legislature from the Bexar District in 1856 and was named in honor of Benjamin McCulloch -- Indian fighter, Texas Ranger, United States marshal, and brigadier general in the Army of the Confederate States of America.

The geographical center of Texas is located in northeastern McCulloch County, sixteen miles northeast of Brady, 'The Heart of Texas', which is the county seat. The first census of the county, taken in 1870, listed the population as 173; by 1880 that number had grown to 1,533. By 1910 the population had risen to 13,405, in 2000 it was 8,205 and in 2010 it was 8,283.

Site last updated 4/04/2021
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  • Deaths
    • 1964-1999
    • Death Certificates - Search for Texas death certificates from 1890 - 1976. You can save and print Texas death certificates from this LDS Family Search site. Free to use, sign in required.
  • Divorces - Texas Divorce records
Bibliography - A list of history and genealogy resources for researching in this county. Many of these are located at the local county library.

Cemeteries - List of burial places and cemetery book info
Links - Click-through links to many sites that might help you in your McCulloch County research.

Local Resources  - Information on the local library, courthouse, hotels and more!

Lookups  - Volunteers needed! If you have resources for McCulloch County and are willing to help, please let me know

Mailing List  -
A new Mailing list for McCulloch County

McCulloch County Message Boards  -
Microfilm - County records available on microfilm and where to get them

Military -
Sources for researching your military kin
Includes WW2 casualties list, yearbook of the 44-A class of flight cadets at Curtis Field, and more

Newspapers - gives a detailed list of the early newspapers in the area. Special thanks to Johnny and Louise Bates for researching and sharing this information with us.

Index to over 5,000 obituaries printed in local newspapers along with instructions to order copies.
Submitted obituaries -
submitted by researchers to share with you

Old Queries - Read the old queries from this site.  You can also search through an alphabetical list of surnames.

Old RootsWeb (now Ancestry) forum

Photos -
Contributed by good folks like you!

Lots of information on historic and modern schools

Towns in McCulloch County include Brady, Pear Valley, Fife, Lohn, Placid, Rochelle, Voca, Calf Creek, Camp San Saba, Doole, Melvin, and Mercury. 

Neighboring counties: Coleman, Brown, San Saba, Mason, Menard, and Concho.

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In loving memory of our beloved boss, former TXGenWeb State Coordinator 2006-2019
Shirley Cullum

This site is associated with the TXGenWeb Project and the USGenWeb Project.
Thanks to Louann Hall for the great start and wonderful support!
Continuing copyright Tamara Stevens since 2003