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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
Fayette County; PO Box 59; La Grange, TX 78945-2657; Ph. 979.968.3251 Details: (Co Clk has b & d rec from 1903, m, pro & land rec from 1838; Dis Clk has div rec from 1838)
Fayette County Courthous<br> PO Box 59<br> La Grange, TX 78945-2657<br>Phone: 979.968.3251 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate and land records from 1838; <br>District Clerk has divorce records from 1838
== History  ==
== History  ==

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

County Courthouse

Fayette County Courthous
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


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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


Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties






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.
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Vital Records

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. "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).