Llano County, Texas Genealogy

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County Courthouse


The first settlers arrived in 1847.

Parent County

1856--Llano County was created 1 February 1856 from Bexar County County seat: Llano [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1880--Courthouses and many county records were destroyed by fires in December 1873 and October 1880.

1892--The Llano County Courthouse, built in 1885, was destroyed by fire on January 23, 1892. Papers and records of the clerks office were the only records saved.[2]

1932--The tower and parts of the interior of the Llano County Courthouse, built in 1893, was damaged by fire in Sept 1932. [3][4]

1951--The second and third floors of the Llano County Courthouse were damaged by fire, December 17, 1951. Some older county records were destroyed. [5]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories


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





Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [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.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Llano, TX Courthouse Fire, Jan 1892 (http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/8987/llano-tx-courthouse-fire-jan-1892)
  3. Llano, TX Courthouse Fire, Sept 1932. (http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/8988/llano-tx-courthouse-fire-sept-1932)
  4. wikipedia.org Llano, Texas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llano,_Texas)
  5. Llano, TX Courthouse Fire, Dec 1917 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17533/llano-tx-courthouse-fire-dec-1951