Search For Your Ancestors in Historical Documents




Bastrop County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts

Bastrop County, Texas Facts

Bastrop County

When was Bastrop County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties. This county was named for Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop, the Dutch settler who provided essential help to Stephen F. Austin in obtaining his original land grants.

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

What counties are adjacent to Bastrop County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Williamson County (north), Lee County (northeast), Fayette County (southeast), Caldwell County (southwest), Travis County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Bastrop County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville.

Bastrop County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Bastrop County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bastrop 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 Bastrop 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.

Bastrop County, TX Census Records

What Bastrop County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bastrop 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.

Bastrop Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bastrop Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bastrop 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.

Bastrop County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Bastrop County Courthouse

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

  • Bastrop County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 577, Bastrop 78602
  • Bastrop 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: (512) 332-7234
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1851
    • Land Records: 1837
    • Probate Records: 1837 
    • Court Records: 1837
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Bastrop County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Bastrop Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Bastrop Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Bastrop Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bastrop Co. TX General and History Websites

Bastrop Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Bastrop Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bastrop Co. TX Military Records

Copyright © 2014,