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Llano County, Texas

Llano County

Llano County was created on February 1, 1856 from Bexar County and Gillespie County. This county was named for the Llano River (Llano is Spanish for "plains").

The Llano County Seat is located in Llano also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to Llano County are San Saba County (north), Burnet County (east), Blanco County (southeast), Gillespie County (south), Mason County (west).

Cities and towns located in Llano County include Horseshoe Bay, Kingsland, Sunrise Beach Village.

Llano 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 Llano 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.

Llano County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Llano County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Llano County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Llano County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Llano County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Texas courthouses and archives everywhere are the aspirations and worries of many Texas citizens.

The chances are excellent that your particular forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a number of elements of their lives in the Llano County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records will be in Llano County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county. Courthouse was destroyed and many county records were destroyed by fire in December 1873. Again courthouse was entirely consumed by fire in Oct of 1880, destroying the office of the district and county clerk, containing all the county records, etc (more). Courthouse, built in 1885, was destroyed by fire on January 23, 1892. Papers and records of the clerks office were the only records saved. The tower and parts of the interior of the Llano County Courthouse, built in 1893, was damaged by fire in Sept 1932. Also fire destroyed the courthouse Dec, 17, 1951, county's oldest records were destroyed. (more)

I highly recommend you get in touch with the clerk's office to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other facts prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A good number of workers will aid persons in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the man or women to do the research.
  • Llano County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 40, Llano 78643
  • Llano 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: (325) 247-4455
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1880
    • Land Records: 1875
    • Probate Records: 1881 
    • Court Records: 1882
  • Llano County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Llano County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Llano County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own most liked Llano County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Llano Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Llano Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Llano Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Llano Co. TX Census Records

Llano Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Llano Co. TX Church & Bible Records

Llano Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Llano Co. TX General and History Websites

Llano Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Llano Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Llano Co. TX Military Records

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