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Fayette County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Fayette County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 14, 1837
County Seat La Grange
Courthouse



Contents

County Courthouse

History

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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).[1]

Parent County

1837--Fayette County was created 14 December 1837 from Bastrop and Colorado Counties.
County seat: La Grange [2]
namesake: Marquis de Lafayette [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

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

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

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


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
Website

Family History Centers


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

Web Sites

References

  1. "Fayette County, Texas," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online (Texas State Historical Association, 2010).

 

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