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Burnet County, Texas Facts

Burnet County

When was Burnet County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 5, 1852 from Bell County, Williamson County and Travis County. This county was named for David Gouverneur Burnet, the first president of the Republic of Texas (1836) .

What is the County Seat of Burnet County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Burnet also, the county government website is www.burnetcountytexas.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Burnet County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Lampasas County (north), Bell County (northeast), Williamson County (east), Travis County (southeast), Blanco County (south), Llano County (west), San Saba County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Burnet County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bertram, Burnet, Cottonwood Shores, Granite Shoals, Highland Haven, Horseshoe Bay , Marble Falls, Meadowlakes.


Burnet County, TX Vital Records

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


Burnet County, TX Census Records

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

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


Burnet County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Burnet County Courthouse

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

  • Burnet County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 220 South Pierce St., Burnet 78611
  • Burnet 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) 756-5406
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1852
    • Land Records: 1852
    • Probate Records: 1852
    • Court Records: 1867
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Burnet County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Burnet Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Burnet Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Burnet Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Burnet Co. TX General and History Websites

Burnet Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Burnet Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Burnet Co. TX Military Records

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