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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Austin County
 
| county = Austin County
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| founded date = March 17
 
| founded date = March 17
 
| seat wl = Bellville
 
| seat wl = Bellville
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.austincounty.com/ips/cms Austin County Courthouse]<br> 1 E Main Street<br> Bellville, TX 77418<br> Phone: 979.865.5911&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, land and probate records from early 1800’s, <br>cemetery, court, military&nbsp;discharge and naturalization<br>records; Discharge Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Austin County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*[http://www.austincounty.com/ips/cms/CountyHistory.html Austin County History]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin//Pioneers/PioneerIndex.htm Pioneers of Austin County]~Austin County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin//MiscPages/sheriffs.html Sheriffs of Austin County]~Austin County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Austin County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html border changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1960--'''The Austin County Courthouse, built in 1888, was destroyed by fire on April 5, 1960. Courthouse records were saved.<ref>GenDisasters.com - Bellville, TX Courthouse Fire, Apr 1960 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/10017/bellville-tx-courthouse-fire-apr-1960</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Towns and Cities:''' [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193148&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Austin%2C+Bellville&columns=*,0,0 Bellville]&nbsp;| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193149&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Austin%2C+Cat+Spring&columns=*,0,0 Cat Springs]&nbsp;| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193150&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Austin%2C+Industry&columns=*,0,0 Industry]&nbsp;| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193151&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Austin%2C+New+Ulm&columns=*,0,0 New Ulm]&nbsp;| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193152&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Austin%2C+San+Felipe&columns=*,0,0 San Felipe]&nbsp;| Sealy | Wallis | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193153&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Austin%2C+Welcome&columns=*,0,0 Welcome]
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'''Towns and Cities:''' {{FHL|Texas%2C+Austin%2C+Bellville|subject|disp=Bellville}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Austin%2C+Cat+Spring|subject|disp=Cat Springs}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Austin%2C+Industry|subject|disp=Industry}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Austin%2C+New+Ulm|subject|disp=New Ulm}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Austin%2C+San+Felipe|subject|disp=San Felipe}}&nbsp;| Sealy | Wallis | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Austin%2C+Welcome|subject|disp=Welcome}}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/MiscPages/local.html Local County Resources and Contacts] ~ Austin County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/CemeteryNames/CemIndex.htm Austin County Cemetery Index of Names] ~ Austin County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/AustinCem/auscem.htm Austin County Cemeteries] Complete list of Cemeteries in Austin County~ Austin County TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/MiscPages/churches.html Austin County, Texas Churches] ~Austin County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/EarlyChurch/earlychurchrecords.htm Early Church Records of Austin County]~partial record listing.
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/1890/1890Tax.htm Assessment Roll of Austin County, Texas for the Year 1890] ~Austin County, TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[[Www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html|Texas Museums]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.austincounty.com/ips/cms/CountyHistory.html Austin County History]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/Pioneers/PioneerIndex.htm Pioneers of Austin County]~Austin County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/MiscPages/sheriffs.html Sheriffs of Austin County]~Austin County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/1880CensusMap.html 1880 Census Map] ~Austin County, TXGenWeb
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/1850CensusMap.html 1850 Census Map] ~Austin County, TXGenWeb
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps] From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/Military/Military.htm Veterans of Austin County, Texas] An internet memorial for&nbsp;the patriotic citizens of Austin County, Texas~Austin County, TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.statesman.com/ Austin American Statesman]
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*[http://www.sealynews.com/ Sealy News], serving Sealy and Austin County.  
*[http://www.austinchronicle.com/ Austin Chronicle]
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*[http://www.austinmonthly.com/ Austin Monthly]
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*[http://www.austinnews.net/ Austin News]
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*[http://www.dailytexanonline.com/ Daily Texan]
 
*[http://www.dailytexanonline.com/ Daily Texan]
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/Notice/Funeral_Notices.html Pete E Etlinger Funeral Home of Bellville&nbsp;Notices 1966 - 1978] ~Complete Index~Austin County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/Bobit/Bellville_Obits_Mainpage.html Obituaries of Austin County, Texas] Partial listing of obituaries published in Austin County, Texas~Austin County, TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/1890/1890Tax.htm Assessment Roll of Austin County, Texas for the Year 1890] Austin County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/Births/Birth_Index.htm Birth Records of Austin County, Texas 1867-1930]~Complete list of Birth Records of Austin County, Texas~Austin County, TXGenWeb
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/EarlyMarriages/Early.htm Early Marriages of Austin County, Texas 1824-1920] ~Complete Index~Austin County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/LateMarriages/Late.htm Austin County Marriages 1921-1974] ~ Complete Index ~ Austin County, TXGenWeb
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
**[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txaustin/index.htm Austin County, TXGenWeb]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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Bellville Public Library<br>12 W Palm St<br>Bellville, TX 77418<br>Phone: (979) 865-3731<br>[http://bellvillelibrary.org/ Website]
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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<br>Virgil &amp; Josephine Gordon Memorial Library<br>917 N Circle Dr<br>Sealy, TX 77474<br>Phone: (979) 885-7469<br>[http://www.vjgordonmemoriallibrary.org/ Website]  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193127&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Aransas&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/tx.htm Cyndi's List ~ Texas]
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<br>Austin County Library System<br>6730 Railroad St<br>Wallis, TX 77485<br>Phone: (979) 478-6813<br>[http://www.knoxmemoriallibrary.org/ Website]
  
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==== Family HIstory Centers  ====
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Austin Texas Family History Center]]
  
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1000 E Rutherford Ln<br>Austin, Travis, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 512-837-3626<br>Hours: M,T,Th &amp; Sat 10am-1pm; W 9am-3pm, &amp; 6pm-8:30pm<br>Closed: all major holidays <br><br>
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*[[Austin Texas Oak Hills Family History Center]]
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5201 Convict Hill Rd<br>Austin, Travis, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 512-892-6483<br>Hours: Tues, Wed, Sat,10am-2pm; Wed. 6pm-9pm<br>Closed: Closed July 4th Weekend, Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Holidays - December 20 through January 1, 2011 <br><br><br>
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Aransas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/tx.htm Cyndi's List ~ Texas]
  
 
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Austin County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Austin County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 17, 1836
County Seat Bellville
Courthouse
 


Contents

County Courthouse

Austin County Courthouse
1 E Main Street
Bellville, TX 77418
Phone: 979.865.5911 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, land and probate records from early 1800’s,
cemetery, court, military discharge and naturalization
records; Discharge Court has divorce records[1]

History

Parent County

1836--Austin County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. County seat:  Bellville  [2]

The county was named for Stephen F. Austin, founder of the Anglo-American colony that eventually became Texas

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Austin County border changes.

Record Loss

1960--The Austin County Courthouse, built in 1888, was destroyed by fire on April 5, 1960. Courthouse records were saved.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Bellville | Cat Springs | Industry | New Ulm | San Felipe | Sealy | Wallis | Welcome

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Veterans of Austin County, Texas An internet memorial for the patriotic citizens of Austin County, Texas~Austin County, TXGenWeb

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Bellville Public Library
12 W Palm St
Bellville, TX 77418
Phone: (979) 865-3731
Website


Virgil & Josephine Gordon Memorial Library
917 N Circle Dr
Sealy, TX 77474
Phone: (979) 885-7469
Website


Austin County Library System
6730 Railroad St
Wallis, TX 77485
Phone: (979) 478-6813
Website


Family HIstory Centers

1000 E Rutherford Ln
Austin, Travis, Texas, United States
Phone: 512-837-3626
Hours: M,T,Th & Sat 10am-1pm; W 9am-3pm, & 6pm-8:30pm
Closed: all major holidays

5201 Convict Hill Rd
Austin, Travis, Texas, United States
Phone: 512-892-6483
Hours: Tues, Wed, Sat,10am-2pm; Wed. 6pm-9pm
Closed: Closed July 4th Weekend, Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Holidays - December 20 through January 1, 2011


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Austin County, Texas. Page 658 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Bellville, TX Courthouse Fire, Apr 1960 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/10017/bellville-tx-courthouse-fire-apr-1960