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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Bastrop County''<br><br>
  
''TXGenWeb [http://www.txgenweb8.org/txbastrop/index.htm Bastrop County] Coordinator''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Bastrop
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1836
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| founded date = March 17
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| seat wl = Bastrop
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.bastrop.tx.us/ Bastrop County Courthouse]<br> 804 Pecan Street; PO Box 577<br> Bastrop, TX 78602<br> Phone: 512.332.7234&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage records from 1860, probate records from 1850, <br>court records from 1890, land records from 1837, military<br> discharge records from 1919 and naturalization records<br> from 1855; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bastrop County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
'''1836--'''Bastrop County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. '''County seat:''' Bastrop <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
 
The county was named for the Baron de Bastrop (1759-1827).&nbsp; He was Felipe Enrique Neri, colonizer, legislator, and self-styled Baron de Bastrop.&nbsp; He was born Philip Hendrik Nering Bögel in Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana, on November 23, 1759, the son of Conraed Laurens Nering and Maria Jacoba (Kraayvanger) Bögel.&nbsp;  
 
The county was named for the Baron de Bastrop (1759-1827).&nbsp; He was Felipe Enrique Neri, colonizer, legislator, and self-styled Baron de Bastrop.&nbsp; He was born Philip Hendrik Nering Bögel in Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana, on November 23, 1759, the son of Conraed Laurens Nering and Maria Jacoba (Kraayvanger) Bögel.&nbsp;  
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==== Archives  ====
 
==== Archives  ====
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.org/tx/bastrop/basttoc.htm '''TXGenWeb Site''']  
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/bastrop/basttoc.htm Bastrop County Archives] from the USGenaweb Archives.
  
 
==== Books  ====
 
==== Books  ====
  
'''[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txbastrop/books.htm TXGenWeb Site]''' <br> '''[http://books.google.com/bkshp?hl=en&tab=wp Google Books]'''
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbastro/books.htm TXGenWeb Site] <br>[http://books.google.com/bkshp?hl=en&tab=wp Google Books]  
  
==== Cemetery ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
'''[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txbastrop/cemetery.htm TXGenWeb Site]''' <br> '''[http://www.findagrave.com/ Find-A-Grave Site]''' All Bastrop County cemeteries are listed  
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[[Texas Cemeteries Bastrop County|Bastrop County]]:&nbsp;A list of cemeteries in Bastrop County<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbastro/cemetery.htm Bastrop County Cemeteries] from the TXGenWeb site<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/ Bastrop County Cemeteries at Find-A-Grave] All Bastrop County cemeteries are listed  
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Individual cemeteries listed at BillionGraves:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158692 McDade Cemetery, Elgin]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105855 Oak Hill Cemetery, Smithville]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104325 Walker-Watson Cemetery, Bastrop]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158691 Three Oaks Cemetery, near Smith Lake] North of US-290 on 3 Oaks Cemetery Road.
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104325 Walker-Watson Cemetery, Bastrop]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txbastrop/census.htm '''TXGenweb Site''']  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbastro/census.htm Census 1830 to 1880] at the Bastrop County TXGenWeb site
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| 1990<br>
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| 38263<br>
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| 1980<br>
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| 24726<br>
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| 1970<br>
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| 17297<br>
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| 1960<br>
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| 16925<br>
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| 1950<br>
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| 19622<br>
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| 1940<br>
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| 21610<br>
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| 1930<br>
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| 23888<br>
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| 1920<br>
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| 26649<br>
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| 1910<br>
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| 25344<br>
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| 1900<br>
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| 26845<br>
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*Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990<br>Compiled and edited by Richard L. Forstall<br>Population Division<br>US Bureau of the Census<br>Washington, DC 20233<br><br>
  
 
==== Community  ====
 
==== Community  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txbastrop/community.htm '''TXGenWeb Site'''] Bibles, Colonies, Family Sheets, Letters, Phone Books, Maps, Newspapers, Pictures, School Records  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbastro/community.htm TXGenWeb Site] Bibles, Colonies, Family Sheets, Letters, Phone Books, Maps, Newspapers, Pictures, School Records  
  
 
==== County Courts  ====
 
==== County Courts  ====
  
[[Image:Bastrop county courthouse.jpg|center|372x230px]] <br>  
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[[Image:Bastrop county courthouse.jpg|center|372x229px|Bastrop county courthouse.jpg]] <br>  
  
 
[http://www.co.bastrop.tx.us/site/content/countyclerk Bastrop County Clerk's Office]<br>803 Pine, Room 112<br>PO Box 577<br>Bastrop, TX 78602<br>Telephone: (512) 332--7234<br>  
 
[http://www.co.bastrop.tx.us/site/content/countyclerk Bastrop County Clerk's Office]<br>803 Pine, Room 112<br>PO Box 577<br>Bastrop, TX 78602<br>Telephone: (512) 332--7234<br>  
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[http://www.co.bastrop.tx.us/site/content/commissioners Bastrop County Commissioner's Offices]<br>804 Pecan Street<br>Bastrop, TX 78602<br>  
 
[http://www.co.bastrop.tx.us/site/content/commissioners Bastrop County Commissioner's Offices]<br>804 Pecan Street<br>Bastrop, TX 78602<br>  
  
[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txbastrop/court.htm '''TXGenweb Site''']&nbsp;Links for Court Officials, Commissioner's Court records, District/Civil Court records, Criminal Court minutes, Election Results, Naturalization records, Cattle Brands, Texas Supreme Court records, Deeds, Judgements in Lunacy, Paupers, and links to other records.  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbastro/court.htm TXGenweb Site]&nbsp;Links for Court Officials, Commissioner's Court records, District/Civil Court records, Criminal Court minutes, Election Results, Naturalization records, Cattle Brands, Texas Supreme Court records, Deeds, Judgements in Lunacy, Paupers, and links to other records.  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm '''Texas Counties Map'''] Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site<br> [http://www.txgenweb8.org/txbastrop/maps.htm '''Various County Maps''']  
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map] Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbastro/maps.htm Various County Maps]  
  
 
==== Message Boards  ====
 
==== Message Boards  ====
  
'''[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.texas.counties.bastrop/mb.ashx Rootsweb Site]''' <br>  
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[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.texas.counties.bastrop/mb.ashx Rootsweb/Ancestry Message Boards] <br>  
  
'''[http://genforum.genealogy.com/tx/bastrop/ GenWeb Site]''' <br>  
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[http://genforum.genealogy.com/tx/bastrop/ Gen Forum Message Boards]<br>  
  
 
==== Mailing Lists  ====
 
==== Mailing Lists  ====
  
[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TX/bastrop.html '''Bastrop County Email Group''']  
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[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TX/bastrop.html Bastrop County Email Group]  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txbastrop/military.htm '''TXGenWeb Site'''] Information on the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Mina Volunteers, Revolutionary War and Military Rolls 1835-45  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbastro/military.htm Bastrop County TXGenWeb Site] Information on the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Mina Volunteers, Revolutionary War and Military Rolls 1835-45  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txbastrop/newspapers.htm '''TXGenWeb Site'''] <br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbastro/newspapers.htm Bastrop County Newspaper Extractions and Images] from the TXGenWeb site<br>  
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com Genealogy Bank] Subscription
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*[http://www.newspaperarchives.com Newspaper Archives] Subscription
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*[http://tdnp.unt.edu/category/newspapers-online/ Texas Digital Newspaper Program]
  
<a href="http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/obituaries/?utm_source=65977&utm_medium=obits_text&utm_campaign=affil&kbid=65977&m=8">Search Newspapers at GenealogyBank</A> <img border="0" src="http://affiliates.genealogybank.com/b.aspx?id=65977&mm=8"/>
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==== Professional Help  ====
  
==== '''Professional Researchers For Hire<br>''' ====
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[https://www.genealogyfreelancers.com/index.php?action=view_profile&profile_id=1889 GenealogyFreelancers]
  
'''[https://www.genealogyfreelancers.com/index.php?action=view_profile&profile_id=1889 GenealogyFreelancers
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==== Research Links  ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/tx.htm Cyndi's List - Texas]
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the&nbsp;county.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Bastrop|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online The Handbook of Texas]
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*[http://www.fold3.com Fold 3 Military Records] Subscription
  
*[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txbastrop/vitals.htm '''TXGenWeb Site''']&nbsp;Births, Deaths, Marriages, Probate records such as Small Claims, Guardianships and Insanity.  
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==== Vital Records <br>  ====
*[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://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.ancestry.com/~txbastro/vitals.htm Bastrop County Births, Deaths, Marriages, Probate Records] Small Claims, Guardianships and Insanity. From the Bastrop County TXGenWeb site,
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==== Births  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935&nbsp;]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949342 Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981]
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==== Deaths  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/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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*[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  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1930157 Texas Death Records &nbsp;1977-1986]&nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949337 Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000&nbsp;]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1983324 Texas, Deaths (New Index, New Images), 1890-1976&nbsp;]&nbsp;~ FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681049 Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;FamilySearch
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==== Marriages  ====
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[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Index &nbsp;1837-1977]&nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch
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[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch
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[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Bastrop County Historical Society Museum <br>702 Main Street<br>Bastrop, Texas 78602<br>512-303-0057 <br>Email: bchs1832@sbcglobal.net  
 
Bastrop County Historical Society Museum <br>702 Main Street<br>Bastrop, Texas 78602<br>512-303-0057 <br>Email: bchs1832@sbcglobal.net  
  
== Web Sites  ==
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[http://www.srttexas.org/ Sons of the Texas Revolution]<br>
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ '''TXGenWeb project''']. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the&nbsp;county.
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[http://www.drt-inc.org/ Daughters of the Texas Revolution]<br>
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Bastrop|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online '''The Handbook of Texas''']
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Bastrop Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Contents

County Courthouse

Bastrop County Courthouse
804 Pecan Street; PO Box 577
Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone: 512.332.7234 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1860, probate records from 1850,
court records from 1890, land records from 1837, military
discharge records from 1919 and naturalization records
from 1855; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

Parent County

The county was named for the Baron de Bastrop (1759-1827).  He was Felipe Enrique Neri, colonizer, legislator, and self-styled Baron de Bastrop.  He was born Philip Hendrik Nering Bögel in Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana, on November 23, 1759, the son of Conraed Laurens Nering and Maria Jacoba (Kraayvanger) Bögel. 

Boundary Changes

From January 8, 1836 to December 13, 1837, the Municipality and County of Mina consisted of parts of present day Mason, Kimble, Llano, Burnet, Williamson, Gillespie, Blanco, Comal, Hays, Travis, Caldwell, Bastrop, Lee, Gonzales, Fayette, Washington, and Lavaca counties. On December 14, 1837, the Second Congress passed legislation changing the geographical limits, creating Fayette County, removing Gonzales and Caldwell Counties from the boundries and, five months later, added parts of Kimble and Comal Counties. On December 18, 1837, Sam Houston signed an act incorporating the town of Mina and, on the same day, changing the name of the county and town of Mina to Bastrop. May 24, 1838 to January 24, 1840, shows the borders of Bastrop County to contain parts of present day Blanco, Burnet, Williamson, Travis, Hays, Comal, Caldwell, Bastrop, Lee, Gonzales and Fayette counties. From January 25, 1840 to January 25, 1850 the border changed to almost it's present size with a small portion of Lee, Williamson, Caldwell, Gonzales and Fayette counties included.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Bastrop | Clearview | Elgin | Jeddo |   McDade | Oak Hill | Paige | Red Rock | Rockne | Rosanky | Smithville | String Prairie | Upton | Watterson |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Archives

Bastrop County Archives from the USGenaweb Archives.

Books

TXGenWeb Site
Google Books

Cemeteries

Bastrop County: A list of cemeteries in Bastrop County
Bastrop County Cemeteries from the TXGenWeb site
Bastrop County Cemeteries at Find-A-Grave All Bastrop County cemeteries are listed

Individual cemeteries listed at BillionGraves:

Census

Census 1830 to 1880 at the Bastrop County TXGenWeb site

Population Schedules
Year Population
1990
38263
1980
24726
1970
17297
1960
16925
1950
19622
1940
21610
1930
23888
1920
26649
1910
25344
1900
26845
  • Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990
    Compiled and edited by Richard L. Forstall
    Population Division
    US Bureau of the Census
    Washington, DC 20233

Community

TXGenWeb Site Bibles, Colonies, Family Sheets, Letters, Phone Books, Maps, Newspapers, Pictures, School Records

County Courts

Bastrop county courthouse.jpg

Bastrop County Clerk's Office
803 Pine, Room 112
PO Box 577
Bastrop, TX 78602
Telephone: (512) 332--7234

(Land, Vital Records, Oil/Gas Leases) 

Bastrop County District Clerk's Office
PO Box 770
Bastrop, TX 78602
Telephone: (512) 332--7244

(Criminal and Civil, Licenses, Taxes) 

Bastrop County Commissioner's Offices
804 Pecan Street
Bastrop, TX 78602

TXGenweb Site Links for Court Officials, Commissioner's Court records, District/Civil Court records, Criminal Court minutes, Election Results, Naturalization records, Cattle Brands, Texas Supreme Court records, Deeds, Judgements in Lunacy, Paupers, and links to other records.

Maps

Texas Counties Map Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
Various County Maps

Message Boards

Rootsweb/Ancestry Message Boards

Gen Forum Message Boards

Mailing Lists

Bastrop County Email Group

Military

Bastrop County TXGenWeb Site Information on the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Mina Volunteers, Revolutionary War and Military Rolls 1835-45

Newspapers

Professional Help

GenealogyFreelancers

Research Links

Vital Records

Births


Deaths


Marriages

Texas County Marriage Index  1837-1977 ~  FamilySearch

Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973   ~ FamilySearch

Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010  ~ FamilySearch

Societies and Libraries

Bastrop County Historical Society Museum
702 Main Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602
512-303-0057
Email: bchs1832@sbcglobal.net

Sons of the Texas Revolution

Daughters of the Texas Revolution

Family History Centers

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bastrop County, Texas. Page 658 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.