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Founded March 17, 1836
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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 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.

 

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