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Welcome to Hill County, Texas

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Hill County, Texas was formed from Navarro County and came into her own 14 May 1853. Dr. George Washinton Hill was the secretary of war and secretary of the navy in Sam Houston's cabinet for whom the county is named. After the annexation, Hill resumed the practice of medicine in Navarro County.

Dr. George Washington Hill


Did you know that Abbott, Texas is the home of Willie Nelson? You can read more about his family roots here! The T. B. Pharmacy is the oldest pharmacy in Hill County. Hubbard is the home of illistrator/painter Mark English. Ghost sightings have been recorded all over the county but the most noted are at Ash Creek, Cottonbell Lake Dam, and at a Mount Calm Burial ground. Did you know there is a USGenWeb for kids? Check it out here!


Hill County Menu

Hill County Biographies

Hill County Cemetery Listings

Richland Cemetery - pictures of some of the tombstones included - special thanks goes to Lana Davis who contributed photos and keeps this cemetery updated.

Hill County Census Images Index - Hill Table of Contents for Census




Hill County Family Group Sheets

Hill County Family Photos

Hill County History - This history is in PDF format and will take a few minutes to load as it has 136 pages. {Working on these pages to make loading time shorter so bear with me.}

 Pages 207-215  Pages 216-225  Pages 226-235  Pages 236-253

Hill County Lookups

Hill County Mailing Lists

Hill County Military

 Civil War



Hill County Newspapers - sections: Sheriff Depts., Deaths, Murders, and Other Communities Tidbits

Places - towns, cities, communities

Passports - some of these passports were issued ca 1918 giving county of birth of individual, date of birth and where they plan to travel and by what conveyance. With stamped dates and other items.


Vitals - Births, Deaths, Marriages, Divorces, Obituaries - some of the archive links are not working.

Hill County Queries - view queries that were sent to Hill County and you may post your query here.


Links to County and State Sources

1933 Hill County Courthouse


Hill County Crossroads

Hill County Crossroads Genealogical Society

Great site - with links to Hill Co. Deeds 1855-1875; Obituary Index; Maddox Grocery Store and Osceola Gin; History of Old Lebanon Church and Cemetery; Abandoned Cemeteries and Funeral Directors & lots more. They can help you locate family information since they live in the county. I live in East Texas and do not get to Hillsboro very often.

Tombstone Photos

Brigham Young University - (relative finder- beta)

Texas State Historical Association - Handbook of Texas Online

Hill County Archives

TXGenWeb County Index

The Portal to Texas History

Texas State Library & Archives Commission

Texas State Library Blog

TXGenWeb Orphan Counties

Hill & Neighboring Counties

Bosque Ellis Johnson Limestone McLennan Navarro


Patsy Vinson, TXGenWeb, Hill County Coordinator

My name is Patsy Vinson. the Hill County Coordinator with the TXGenWeb project. A NOTE From theCoordinator: I regret that I CAN NOT do personal research for you. As host of this site, I do not have the time nor resoures available as I live in another county. Please feel free to visit my other website to find researchers. I will try to keep all new information posted as I receive it. This site will continue to be updated with materials as they are found and permission is granted for its use on the site. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me.

Welcome to our new Assistant County Coordinator

Bunny Freeman is my new Assistant County Coordinator and she will be of great benefit to this website. If you get a chance give her a hello and mention Hill County in the subject line.

Copyright - 2010-Present by Patsy Vinson. The materials contained on this site are provided for persons who may be researching their family histories. Free use by non-commercial and/or free entities of these materials may be used as long as this copyright notice appears with the materials which were copied. Any commercial use, without the prior consent of the host/author of the materials provided on this site, is prohibited. The electronic pages on this site may not be reproduced in any format for profit. No responsibility will be assumed by the Site Coordinator nor the volunteers for the information or material given by the contributors or for errors of fact or judgment in material that is published at the website.

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This page was updated on 23 April 2015.

© 2010-Present...Patsy Vinson, Coordinator and Bunny Freeman, Assistant County Coordinator - Hill Co. TXGenWeb