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== Resources  ==
== Resources  ==
==== Archives <br>  ====
==== Archives <br>  ====
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[http://www.usgwarchives.org/tx/bastrop/basttoc.htm '''Archives-Texas-Bastrop County-TXGenWeb Site''']  
==== Books  ====
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'''[http://books.google.com/bkshp?hl=en&tab=wp Books-Texas-Bastrop County-Google Books]'''
==== Cemetery  ====
==== Cemetery  ====
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'''[http://www.findagrave.com/ Cemeteries-Texas-Bastrop County-Find-A-Grave Site]''' All Bastrop County cemeteries are listed
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Parent County

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

The county was named for the Baron de Bastrop (1759-1827).  He was Felipe Enrique Neri, colonizer, legislator, and self-styled Baron de Bastrop.  He was born Philip Hendrik Nering Bögel in Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana, on November 23, 1759, the son of Conraed Laurens Nering and Maria Jacoba (Kraayvanger) Bögel. 

Boundary Changes

From January 8, 1836 to December 13, 1837, the Municipality and County of Mina consisted of parts of present day Mason, Kimble, Llano, Burnet, Williamson, Gillespie, Blanco, Comal, Hays, Travis, Caldwell, Bastrop, Lee, Gonzales, Fayette, Washington, and Lavaca counties. On December 14, 1837, the Second Congress passed legislation changing the geographical limits, creating Fayette County, removing Gonzales and Caldwell Counties from the boundries and, five months later, added parts of Kimble and Comal Counties. On December 18, 1837, Sam Houston signed an act incorporating the town of Mina and, on the same day, changing the name of the county and town of Mina to Bastrop. May 24, 1838 to January 24, 1840, shows the borders of Bastrop County to contain parts of present day Blanco, Burnet, Williamson, Travis, Hays, Comal, Caldwell, Bastrop, Lee, Gonzales and Fayette counties. From January 25, 1840 to January 25, 1850 the border changed to almost it's present size with a small portion of Lee, Williamson, Caldwell, Gonzales and Fayette counties included.


Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Bastrop | Clearview | Elgin | Jeddo |   McDade | Oak Hill | Paige | Red Rock | Rockne | Rosanky | Smithville | String Prairie | Upton | Watterson |

Neighboring Counties



Archives-Texas-Bastrop County-TXGenWeb Site


Books-Texas-Bastrop County-TXGenWeb Site
Books-Texas-Bastrop County-Google Books


Cemeteries-Texas-Bastrop County-TXGenWeb Site
Cemeteries-Texas-Bastrop County-Find-A-Grave Site All Bastrop County cemeteries are listed


Census-Texas-Bastrop County-TXGenweb Site


Community-Texas-Bastrop County-TXGenWeb Site Bibles, Colonies, Family Sheets, Letters, Phone Books, Maps, Newspapers, Pictures, School Records

County Courts

Bastrop County Clerk's Office
803 Pine, Room 112
PO Box 577
Bastrop, TX 78602
Telephone: (512) 332--7234

(Land, Vital Records, Oil/Gas Leases) 

Bastrop County District Clerk's Office
PO Box 770
Bastrop, TX 78602
Telephone: (512) 332--7244

(Criminal and Civil, Licenses, Taxes) 

Bastrop County Commissioner's Offices
804 Pecan Street
Bastrop, TX 78602

Court-Texas-Bastrop County-TXGenweb Site Links for Court Officials, Commissioner's Court records, District/Civil Court records, Criminal Court minutes, Election Results, Naturalization records, Cattle Brands, Texas Supreme Court records, Deeds, Judgements in Lunacy, Paupers, and links to other records.


Map-Texas-Counties Map Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site

Mailing Lists

Texas-Bastrop County


Military-Texas-Bastrop County-TXGenWeb Site Information on the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Mina Volunteers, Revolutionary War and Military Rolls 1835-45


Newspapers-Texas-Bastrop County-TXGenWeb Site

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Bastrop County Historical Society Museum
702 Main Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602
Email: bchs1832@sbcglobal.net

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).