Blanco County, Texas Genealogy

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Guide to Blanco County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Blanco County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Founded February 12, 1858
County Seat Johnson City
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County Courthouse

Blanco County Courthouse
PO Box 65;
Johnson City, TX 78636-0117
Phone: 830.868.7357 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records
from 1876[1]


Blanco Valley was first settled in 1853.

Parent County

1858--Blanco County was created 12 February 1858 from Burnet, Comal, Gillespie, and Hays Counties.
County seat: Johnson City [2]

The County was name for Blanco River.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1876--Courthouse and most, if not all, county records were destroyed by fire in August 1876.


Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Blanco | Cypress Mills | Johnson City | Round Mountain.

Neighboring Counties



Individual cemeteries:




Local Histories

  • A History of Blanco County, 1965, by John W. Speer ; edited by Henry C. Armbruster.
  • Blanco County History, 1979, by John Stribling Moursund.
  • Blanco County Families for 100 Years, 1981, by John Stribling Moursund, edited by Mabel Stribling.
  • Heritage of Blanco County, Texas, 1987, by Blanco County News.
  • The Valley Between the Colorado and the Pedernales a land of flitter trees ad honey, the early days of Clover, Corwin, Cypress Mills, Double Horn, Fall Creek, Haynie Flat, Mud, Rockvale, Shovel Mountain, Spicewood, 1996, by Madolyn Frasier and Mary Albers Thompson; Spicewood Area Historical Focus Group.
  • Museums ~ List of all museums in Texas ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Historical Markers of Blanco County, Texas~Texas historical Markers
  • Blanco Historical Commission
  • History of Blanco County, Texas ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb






Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Societies and Libraries

Johnson City Library
209 Nugent St
Johnson City, TX 78636
Phone: (830) 868-4469

Blanco County South Library District
1118 Main St Ste A
Blanco, TX 78606
Phone: (830) 833-4280

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Blanco County, Texas. Page 659 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).