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Fayette County, Texas Facts

Fayette County

When was Fayette County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on December 14, 1837 from Colorado County and Bastrop County. This county was named for Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (1757–1834), the French-born general and hero of the American Revolutionary War.

What is the County Seat of Fayette County, TX?
The County Seat is located in La Grange also, the county government website is www.co.fayette.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Fayette County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Lee County (north), Washington County (northeast), Austin County (east), Colorado County (southeast), Lavaca County (south), Gonzales County (southwest), Calwell County (west), Bastrop County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Fayette County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Carmine, Fayetteville, Flatonia, La Grange, Muldoon, Round Top, Schulenburg.


Fayette County, TX Vital Records

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


Fayette County, TX Census Records

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

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


Fayette County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Fayette County Courthouse

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

  • Fayette County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 59, La Grange 78945
  • Fayette 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) 968-3251
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1838
    • Land Records: 1838
    • Probate Records: 1838 
    • Court Records: 1838
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Fayette County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Fayette Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Fayette Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Fayette Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Fayette Co. TX General and History Websites

Fayette Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Fayette Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Fayette Co. TX Military Records

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