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Contents

History

Parent County

1836--Bastrop County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Bastrop [1]

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

TXGenWeb Site

Books

TXGenWeb Site
Google Books

Cemetery

TXGenWeb Site
Find-A-Grave Site All Bastrop County cemeteries are listed

Census

TXGenweb Site

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 Site

GenWeb Site

Mailing Lists

Bastrop County Email Group

Military

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

Newspapers

TXGenWeb Site

Genealogy Bank - Subscription

Newspaper Archives-Subscription

Texas Digital Newspaper Program

Professional Help
GenealogyFreelancers

Research Resources

Vital Records

  • TXGenWeb Site Births, Deaths, Marriages, Probate records such as Small Claims, Guardianships and Insanity.
  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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

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

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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