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1836--Bastrop County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Bastrop 
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.
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.
Bastrop County Archives from the USGenaweb Archives.
Individual cemeteries listed at BillionGraves:
- McDade Cemetery, Elgin
- Oak Hill Cemetery, Smithville
- Walker-Watson Cemetery, Bastrop
- Three Oaks Cemetery, near Smith Lake North of US-290 on 3 Oaks Cemetery Road.
Census 1830 to 1880 at the Bastrop County TXGenWeb site
- Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990
Compiled and edited by Richard L. Forstall
US Bureau of the Census
Washington, DC 20233
TXGenWeb Site Bibles, Colonies, Family Sheets, Letters, Phone Books, Maps, Newspapers, Pictures, School Records
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.
Bastrop County TXGenWeb Site Information on the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Mina Volunteers, Revolutionary War and Military Rolls 1835-45
- Bastrop County Newspaper Extractions and Images from the TXGenWeb site
- Genealogy Bank Subscription
- Newspaper Archives Subscription
- Texas Digital Newspaper Program
- Cyndi's List - Texas
- TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- The Handbook of Texas
- Fold 3 Military Records Subscription
- Bastrop County Births, Deaths, Marriages, Probate Records Small Claims, Guardianships and Insanity. From the Bastrop County TXGenWeb site,
- 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
Family History Centers
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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