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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.

Cover of a souvenir booklet from
Rochelle School 1905-06
Cover photo and inside text generously provided by Karen Boykin Peterson
Thanks Karen!
Rochelle School 1905-06
Compliments of Willie B. McShan, teacher
School Board: S. H. Gainer, J. A. Smith, W.H. Cottle

Grade one:
Vannoy Waddall, John Wigington, Luther Wigington, Levi Shannon, Clarence Price, Van Huddleston, Lummie Burk, Robert Land, Pearl Williamson, Lorena Neal, Katy Rodgers, Allie Mayfield, Frankie Wigington, Bertha Peel, Jewel Cunningham, Morrie McDonald, Audrey Harkins, Iler Harkins, Ethel Baxter
Grade Two
Jimmy Roper, Othar Williamson, David Peel, Glenn Mitchel, Amasa Bentley, Giles Floyd,
Roy Burk, Aruthur Bell, Lillian Gainer, Osa Kincaid, Alta Ranne, Maude Smith, Leatha Peel, Bertie Bell, Josie Cunningham, Clara Land, Dovie McDonald, Dona Blackwell, Ruby Deathrage
Grade Three
George Cole, Arthur Rodgers, Marion Ranne,Eugene Townsend, Oscar Floyd, Willie Williams, Eli Huddleston, Georgia Williamson, Francis Rodgers, Jewel Townsend, Ethel Neal, Winnie Smith, Beulah Peel, Ruth Price, Laura Land, Bessie McDonald, Vivian Blackwell, Lida Blackwell

Site last updated 2/05/20
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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.
Biographies - Read and contribute biographies for folks from McCulloch County

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

McCulloch County Message Boards  Ancestry/Rootsweb

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

Early McCulloch County 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!

Queries - Post and read queries concerning McCulloch County folks and places. 
TXGenWeb query system

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. Visit the TXGenWeb County Selection Page  or the clickable map for more counties.

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This page is maintained by Tamara Stevens.
Thanks for stopping by... Our goal is to provide you with every possible resource to help you with your McCulloch County, Texas family research in a pleasing, organized format that doesn't take forever to load. If you have records to contribute, please contact me. We are all volunteers on this project and appreciate your kindness.   Issues, information, suggestions or to volunteer on the state level, contact Rob Yoder TXGenWeb State Coordinator.

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 continuing support!
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