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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties F|Counties F]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Fayette County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Fayette County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Fayette County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded date = December 14
 
| founded date = December 14
 
| seat wl = La Grange
 
| seat wl = La Grange
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.co.fayette.tx.us/ips/cms Fayette County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 59<br> La Grange, TX 78945-2657<br>Phone:979.968.3251
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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<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''County Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 59<br>La Grange 78945<br>Phone: 979-968-3251
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'''District Clerk'''
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151 N. Washington St. Rm. 102<br>La Grange 78945<br>Phone: 409-968-3548
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== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Fayette County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.co.fayette.tx.us/ips/cms Fayette County Courthouse]<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<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1838
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1838
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1838
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Marquis de Lafayette.JPG|thumb|right|196x269px]]  
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[[Image:Marquis de Lafayette.JPG|thumb|right|196x269px|Marquis de Lafayette.JPG]]  
  
 
Part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.  
 
Part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Fayette County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Bastrop County, Texas|Bastrop]] and [[Colorado County, Texas|Colorado]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' La Grange <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>'''namesake:''' Marquis de Lafayette <ref name="TexasHandbook">''[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf03 Handbook of Texas Online]'' (Texas State Historical Association, 2010).</ref>  
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'''1837--'''Fayette County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Bastrop County, Texas Genealogy|Bastrop]] and [[Colorado County, Texas Genealogy|Colorado]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' La Grange <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>'''namesake:''' Marquis de Lafayette <ref name="TexasHandbook">''[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf03 Handbook of Texas Online]'' (Texas State Historical Association, 2010).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, Ammansville|place|disp=Ammansville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, Cistern|place|disp=Cistern}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, Dubina|place|disp=Dubina}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, Fayetteville|place|disp=Fayetteville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, Flatonia|place|disp=Flatonia}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, High Hill|place|disp=High Hill}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, Holman|place|disp=Holman}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, Hostyn|place|disp=Hostyn}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, LaGrange|place|disp=LaGrange}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, La Grange|place|disp=La Grange}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, Plum|place|disp=Plum}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, Praha|place|disp=Praha}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, Round Top|place|disp=Round Top}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, Schulenburg|place|disp=Schulenburg}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, Swiss Alp|place|disp=Swiss Alp}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fayette, Warda|place|disp=Warda}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Austin County, Texas|Austin]]  
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[[Austin County, Texas Genealogy|Austin]] {{•}} [[Bastrop County, Texas Genealogy|Bastrop]] {{•}} [[Colorado County, Texas Genealogy|Colorado]] {{•}} [[Gonzales County, Texas Genealogy|Gonzales]] {{•}} [[Lavaca County, Texas Genealogy|Lavaca]] {{•}} [[Lee County, Texas Genealogy|Lee]] {{•}} [[Washington County, Texas Genealogy|Washington]]  
*[[Bastrop County, Texas|Bastrop]]  
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<center>{{TX FAYETTE County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Caldwell County, Texas|Caldwell]]
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== Resources  ==
*[[Colorado County, Texas|Colorado]]  
 
*[[Gonzales County, Texas|Gonzales]]  
 
*[[Lavaca County, Texas|Lavaca]]  
 
*[[Lee County, Texas|Lee]]  
 
*[[Washington County, Texas|Washington]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== African American ====
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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{| width="75%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2594&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|841034|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2594 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |  [http://www.linkpendium.com/fayette-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Fayette+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/fayette.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Fayette/ListFayette.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/fayette/fayetoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/fayette/fayette-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=Fayette&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=75 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.fayettecountyhistory.org/cemeteries.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22650&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=55&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/fayette.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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'''Additional Cemetery Sources'''
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1850= 3756
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|1860= 11604
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|1870= 16863
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|1880= 27996
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|1890= 31481
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|1900= 36542
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|1910= 29796
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|1920= 29965
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|1930= 30708
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|1940= 29246
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|1950= 24176
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|1960= 20384
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|1970= 17650
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|1980= 18832
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|1990= 20095
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|2000= 21804
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|2010= 24554
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{{TX Church Intro}}  
 
{{TX Church Intro}}  
  
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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===== Catholic  =====
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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===== Lutheran  =====
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*Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Round Top
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:*Records of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Round Top, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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*St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fayetteville
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:*Records of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fayetteville, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=Flatonia&year=1881&extra_info= Flatonia 1881 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.<br>
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[[Image:Txfayette.jpg|250px|Txfayette.jpg]]  
*[http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=La%20Grange&year=1880&extra_info= LaGrange 1880 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88546/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County 1840] from The Portal to Texas History  
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88545/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County 1843] from The Portal to Texas History  
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*'''1843''' [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88545/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County 1843] from The Portal to Texas History  
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88547/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County 1865] from The Portal to Texas History  
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*'''1865''' [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88547/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County 1865] from The Portal to Texas History  
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88544/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County 1871] from The Portal to Texas History  
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*'''1871''' [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88544/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County 1871] from The Portal to Texas History  
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4858 Fayette County General Highway Map 1940] from the Texas <br>  
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*'''1880''' [http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=La%20Grange&year=1880&extra_info= LaGrange 1880 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5128 Fayette County General Highway Map 1961] from the Texas <br>  
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*'''1880''' [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88546/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County 1840] from The Portal to Texas History  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1881''' [http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=Flatonia&year=1881&extra_info= Flatonia 1881 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.<br>
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*'''1940''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4858 Fayette County General Highway Map 1940] from the Texas <br>
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*'''1961''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5128 Fayette County General Highway Map 1961] from the Texas <br>  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps] ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map] Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map] Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28386/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County Korean and Vietnam Veteran's Plaque]  
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*'''1838-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====Civil War=====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28384/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County World War I Veterans Plaque]  
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28388/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County World War II Veterans Plaque]  
 
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28388/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County World War II Veterans Plaque]  
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28384/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County World War I Veterans Plaque]  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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=====Korean War=====
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28386/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County Korean and Vietnam Veteran's Plaque]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
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*'''1800–1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800–2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
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==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
{{TX Tax Intro}}
 
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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===== Birth  =====
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*'''1814-1909 and 1966-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records] - FamilySearch. Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages] - FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records [with images]] Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*'''1903-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials] (index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Fayette Public Library<br>855 S Jefferson<br>La Grange, TX 78945<br>Phone: (979) 968-3765<br>[http://www.cityoflg.com/ Website]  
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'''Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives'''<br>855 South Jefferson Street<br>La Grange, Texas78945<br>Telephone Number: 979-968-3765 or 979-968-6418<br>[http://www.fayettecountyhistory.org/fhm_archives.htm website]<br><br>
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'''Fayette Public Library'''<br>855 S Jefferson<br>La Grange, TX 78945<br>Telephone Number: 979-968-3765<br>[http://www.cityoflg.com/ Website] <br><br>
  
<br>Schulenburg Public Library<br>700 Bohlmann Ave<br>Schulenburg, TX 78956<br>Phone: (979) 743-3345  
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'''Schulenburg Public Library'''<br>700 Bohlmann Ave<br>Schulenburg, TX 78956<br>Telephone Number: 979-743-3345 <br><br>
  
<br>Round Top Family Library<br>206 W Mill St<br>Round Top, TX 78954<br>Phone: (979) 249-2700<br>[http://ilovetoread.org/ Website]  
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'''Round Top Family Library'''<br>206 W Mill St<br>Round Top, TX 78954<br>Telephone Number: 979-249-2700<br>[http://ilovetoread.org/ Website] <br><br>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
<br>Society Hill&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
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*Society Hill Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.fayettecountyhistory.org/ Fayette County TXGenWeb Site]  
 
*[http://www.fayettecountyhistory.org/ Fayette County TXGenWeb Site]  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Fayette|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Fayette|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:54, 20 March 2017

United States
Texas
Fayette County


Guide to Fayette County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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


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]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 59
La Grange 78945
Phone: 979-968-3251

District Clerk

151 N. Washington St. Rm. 102
La Grange 78945
Phone: 409-968-3548

Fayette County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1838 1850 1838 1838


History

Marquis de Lafayette.JPG

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties

Austin  • Bastrop  • Colorado  • Gonzales  • Lavaca  • Lee  • Washington

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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18503,756
186011,604208.9%
187016,86345.3%
188027,99666.0%
189031,48112.4%
190036,54216.1%
191029,796−18.5%
192029,9650.6%
193030,7082.5%
194029,246−4.8%
195024,176−17.3%
196020,384−15.7%
197017,650−13.4%
198018,8326.7%
199020,0956.7%
200021,8048.5%
201024,55412.6%


Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


Catholic
Lutheran
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Round Top
  • Records of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Round Top, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fayetteville
  • Records of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fayetteville, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[5]

Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many 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

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I
World War II
Korean War

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Fayette County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Obituaries

Probate

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.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

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.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce


Societies and Libraries

Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives
855 South Jefferson Street
La Grange, Texas78945
Telephone Number: 979-968-3765 or 979-968-6418
website

Fayette Public Library
855 S Jefferson
La Grange, TX 78945
Telephone Number: 979-968-3765
Website

Schulenburg Public Library
700 Bohlmann Ave
Schulenburg, TX 78956
Telephone Number: 979-743-3345

Round Top Family Library
206 W Mill St
Round Top, TX 78954
Telephone Number: 979-249-2700
Website

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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

Websites

  • Fayette County TXGenWeb Site
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  • FamilySearch Catalog The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.

References

  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).
  5. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.