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Austin County, Texas Facts

Austin County

When was Austin County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties . This county was named for Stephen F. Austin (1793–1836), known as the Father of Texas.

What is the County Seat of Austin County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Bellville also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Austin County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Washington County (north), Waller County (east), Fort Bend County (southeast), Wharton County (south), Colorado County (west), Fayette County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Austin County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bellville, Brazos Country, Industry, Sealy, Wallis, San Felipe.

Austin County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Austin County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Austin County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Austin County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Austin County, TX Census Records

What Austin County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Austin County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Austin Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Austin Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Austin Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.

Austin County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Austin County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Austin County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Austin County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Austin County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: One East Main, Bellville 77418
  • Austin County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (979) 865-5911 Ext. 190
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1824
    • Land Records: 1826
    • Probate Records: 1827
    • Court Records: 1824
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Austin County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Austin County, TX?
A list of Austin County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Austin County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Austin County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Austin County.

Austin Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Austin Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Austin Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Austin Co. TX General and History Websites

Austin Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Austin Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Austin Co. TX Military Records

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