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Fayette County, Texas
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Founded December 14, 1837
County Seat La Grange
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County Courthouse

Fayette County Courthouse
PO Box 59
La Grange, TX 78945-2657
Phone: 979.968.3251

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate and land records from 1838;
District Clerk has divorce records from 1838[1]


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Part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.

The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[2]

Parent County

1837--Fayette County was created 14 December 1837 from Bastrop and Colorado Counties.
County seat: La Grange [3]
namesake: Marquis de Lafayette [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

  • Cities and towns:  Carmine  |  Fayetteville  |  Flatonia  |  La Grange  |  Muldoon  |  Round Top  |  Schulenburg

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

Local histories are available for Fayette County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

  • Fayette County: Her History and Her People, 1902, by Frank Lotto.  Digitized Book online from archive.org.
  • An Early History of Fayette County, 1936, by Leonie Rummel Weyand and Houston Wade.
  • Chronicles of Fayette, 1975 by Julia Lee Sinks.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors






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

Fayette Public Library
855 S Jefferson
La Grange, TX 78945
Phone: (979) 968-3765

Schulenburg Public Library
700 Bohlmann Ave
Schulenburg, TX 78956
Phone: (979) 743-3345

Round Top Family Library
206 W Mill St
Round Top, TX 78954
Phone: (979) 249-2700

Family History Centers

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, Texas. Page 663 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Fayette County, Texas," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Handbook of Texas Online (Texas State Historical Association, 2010).


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