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Contents

County Courthouse

Burnet County Courthouse
220 S Pierce Street
Burnet, TX 78611-3136
Phone: 512.756.5420 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, burial, probate and land records from 1852
and court records from 1876; District Clerk has divorce
records[1]

History

The county is known as "the Versatile County".  (1940)  In 1981, the county was named Bluebonnet Co-capital of Texas..

More history about the county can be found at:

Parent County

1852--Burnet County was created 5 February 1852 from Bell, Travis, and Williamson Counties. County seat: Burnet [2]

The county was named for David Gouverneur Burnet (1788-1870). David G. Burnet, speculator, lawyer, and politician, was born on April 14, 1788, in Newark, New Jersey, the fourteenth child of Dr. William Burnet, and the third of his second wife, widow Gertrude Gouverneur Rutgers. David was orphaned at an early age and raised by his older half brothers.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Bertram | Burnet | Cottonwood Shores | Highland Haven | Marble Falls | Meadowlakes | Spicewood | Shady Grove |

History of Towns and Cities from The Texas Handbook Online:

| Bertram | Bethel | Briggs | BurnetCedar Mill | Council Creek | Dobyville | Double Horn | Fairland | Granite Shoals | Hoover's Valley | Joppa | Lake Victor | Mahomet | Mormon Mill Colony | Naruna | Oakalla | Oatmeal | Pleasant Valley | Prairie Point | Providence | Sage | Shady Grove | Shovel Mountain | Smithwick | South Gabriel | Spicewood | Spring Creek | Strickling | Tobey | Watson

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

by Burnet County Historical Commission and Burnet County Heritage Society, Nortex Press, 1988.  This book is still available for sale.  For details on ordering the book, see Burnet TXGenWeb, Reference Books.

Individual cemeteries

BillionGraves:


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Links to information on Burnet County citizens who participated in military conflicts from the Civil War through Vietnam.  From Burnet County TXGenWeb:   The Military Influence in Burnet County

Newspapers

Numbered items below from Burnet County TXGenWeb:

  1. Index of Burnet Bulletin, 1898-1913, newspaper events; alphabetical by surname. 
  2. Burnet Bulletin 1874-1880, indexed newspaper names and stories; alphabetical by surname.
  3. Burnet County, Texas Obituary Index -- 1876 - 1910
  4. Burnet Tidbits found in Austin Statesman newspaper, 1887 and 1888
  5. Index of historical articles in the Highlander newspaper; some Llano County articles; alphabetical by surname.
  6. Index of newspaper articles, ranging from 1905-1995; found in library's vertical files; alphabetical by surname.
  7. News Tidbits, from Marble Falls Messenger and Burnet Bulletin, 1874-1938; transcribed from microfilmed newspapers; arranged by publication date.
  8. News Tidbits from newspapers outside Burnet County; dates ranging from 1854-1912; arranged by date.
  9. Pleasant Turner vs. John Lauraine, Texas State Gazette, 1853; notice for Lauraine to appear in court.

Photographs

Photo Album of Burnet County people, places, and things.  Alphabetical.  From Burnet TXGenWeb.

Probate

Index to probate records; transcribed from County Courthouse ledger books, dates ranging from 1868 to 1892; alphabetical by name.  From Burnet TXGenWebProbate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burnet County, Texas. Page 660 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).

 

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