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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1960--'''The Austin County Courthouse, built in 1888, was destroyed by fire on April 5, 1960. Courthouse records were saved.<ref>GenDisasters.com - Bellville, TX Courthouse Fire, Apr 1960 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/10017/bellville-tx-courthouse-fire-apr-1960</ref>
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'''1960--'''The Austin County Courthouse, built in 1888, was destroyed by fire on April 5, 1960. Courthouse records were saved.<ref>GenDisasters.com - Bellville, TX Courthouse Fire, Apr 1960 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/10017/bellville-tx-courthouse-fire-apr-1960</ref>  
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.sealynews.com/ Sealy News], serving Sealy and Austin County.
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*[http://www.sealynews.com/ Sealy News], serving Sealy and Austin County.  
 
*[http://www.dailytexanonline.com/ Daily Texan]
 
*[http://www.dailytexanonline.com/ Daily Texan]
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txaustin/Notice/Funeral_Notices.html Pete E Etlinger Funeral Home of Bellville Notices 1966 - 1978] ~Complete Index~Austin County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txaustin/Notice/Funeral_Notices.html Pete E Etlinger Funeral Home of Bellville&nbsp;Notices 1966 - 1978] ~Complete Index~Austin County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txaustin/Bobit/Bellville_Obits_Mainpage.html Obituaries of Austin County, Texas] Partial listing of obituaries published in Austin County, Texas~Austin County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txaustin/Bobit/Bellville_Obits_Mainpage.html Obituaries of Austin County, Texas] Partial listing of obituaries published in Austin County, Texas~Austin County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
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== Societies and Libraries ==
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txaustin/index.htm Austin County, TXGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txaustin/index.htm Austin County, TXGenWeb]
  
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<br>Austin County Library System<br>6730 Railroad St<br>Wallis, TX 77485<br>Phone: (979) 478-6813<br>[http://www.knoxmemoriallibrary.org/ Website]  
 
<br>Austin County Library System<br>6730 Railroad St<br>Wallis, TX 77485<br>Phone: (979) 478-6813<br>[http://www.knoxmemoriallibrary.org/ Website]  
 
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Austin Texas <br>1000 E Rutherford Ln<br>Austin, Travis, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 512-837-3626<br>Hours: M,T,Th &amp; Sat 10am-1pm; W 9am-3pm, &amp; 6pm-8:30pm<br>Closed: all major holidays <br><br>Family History Center  
 
Austin Texas <br>1000 E Rutherford Ln<br>Austin, Travis, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 512-837-3626<br>Hours: M,T,Th &amp; Sat 10am-1pm; W 9am-3pm, &amp; 6pm-8:30pm<br>Closed: all major holidays <br><br>Family History Center  
  
Austin Texas Oak Hills <br>5201 Convict Hill Rd<br>Austin, Travis, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 512-892-6483<br>Hours: Tues, Wed, Sat,10am-2pm; Wed. 6pm-9pm<br>Closed: Closed July 4th Weekend, Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Holidays - December 20 through January 1, 2011 <br><br><br>
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Austin Texas Oak Hills <br>5201 Convict Hill Rd<br>Austin, Travis, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 512-892-6483<br>Hours: Tues, Wed, Sat,10am-2pm; Wed. 6pm-9pm<br>Closed: Closed July 4th Weekend, Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Holidays - December 20 through January 1, 2011 <br><br><br>  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

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Austin County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Austin County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 17, 1836
County Seat Bellville
Courthouse


County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1836--Austin County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. County seat:  Bellville  [1]

The county was named for Stephen F. Austin, founder of the Anglo-American colony that eventually became Texas

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1960--The Austin County Courthouse, built in 1888, was destroyed by fire on April 5, 1960. Courthouse records were saved.[2]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Bellville | Cat Springs | Industry | New Ulm | San Felipe | Sealy | Wallis | Welcome

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Veterans of Austin County, Texas An internet memorial for the patriotic citizens of Austin County, Texas~Austin County, TXGenWeb

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Bellville Public Library
12 W Palm St
Bellville, TX 77418
Phone: (979) 865-3731
Website


Virgil & Josephine Gordon Memorial Library
917 N Circle Dr
Sealy, TX 77474
Phone: (979) 885-7469
Website


Austin County Library System
6730 Railroad St
Wallis, TX 77485
Phone: (979) 478-6813
Website


Family HIstory Center

Austin Texas
1000 E Rutherford Ln
Austin, Travis, Texas, United States
Phone: 512-837-3626
Hours: M,T,Th & Sat 10am-1pm; W 9am-3pm, & 6pm-8:30pm
Closed: all major holidays

Family History Center

Austin Texas Oak Hills
5201 Convict Hill Rd
Austin, Travis, Texas, United States
Phone: 512-892-6483
Hours: Tues, Wed, Sat,10am-2pm; Wed. 6pm-9pm
Closed: Closed July 4th Weekend, Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Holidays - December 20 through January 1, 2011


Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. GenDisasters.com - Bellville, TX Courthouse Fire, Apr 1960 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/10017/bellville-tx-courthouse-fire-apr-1960