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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Blanco County'' <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
County Clerk<br> Karen Newman<br> P.O. Box 65, Johnson City 78636<br> (830) 868-7357<br> FAX: (830) 868-4158<br>  
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[http://www.co.blanco.tx.us/ips/cms Blanco County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 65; <br>Johnson City, TX 78636-0117<br> Phone: 830.868.7357&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records <br>from 1876<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Blanco County, Texas. Page 659 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txblanco/lookups.htm Blanco County Look-ups] Volunteers for Blanco County to do look-ups ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/lookups.htm Blanco County Look-ups] Volunteers for Blanco County to do look-ups ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txblanco/blinf.html Local Blanco County, Texas Resources] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/blinf.html Local Blanco County, Texas Resources] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txblanco/blcem.html Blanco County Cemeteries] Complete list of Blanco County Cemeteries ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/blcem.html Blanco County Cemeteries] Complete list of Blanco County Cemeteries ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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Individual cemeteries:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159046 Rocky Community Cemetery, Rocky Creek] BillionGraves
  
 
==== Churches  ====
 
==== Churches  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txblanco/proindex.html Index to Probate Records of Blanco County, Texas] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/proindex.html Index to Probate Records of Blanco County, Texas] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html|Texas Museums] ~ List of all museums in Texas ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*''A History of Blanco County, ''1965, by John W. Speer&nbsp;; edited by Henry C. Armbruster.
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*''Blanco County History, ''1979, by John Stribling Moursund.
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*''Blanco County Families for 100 Years,'' 1981, by John Stribling Moursund, edited by Mabel Stribling.
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*''Heritage of Blanco County, Texas,'' 1987, by Blanco County News.
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*''The Valley Between the Colorado and the Pedernales a land of flitter trees ad honey, the early days of Clover, Corwin, Cypress Mills, Double Horn, Fall Creek, Haynie Flat, Mud, Rockvale, Shovel Mountain, Spicewood,'' 1996, by Madolyn Frasier and Mary Albers Thompson; Spicewood Area Historical Focus Group.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html%7CTexas Museums] ~ List of all museums in Texas ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.9key.com/markers/county.asp?sort=title&county_name=Blanco Historical Markers of Blanco County, Texas]~Texas historical Markers  
 
*[http://www.9key.com/markers/county.asp?sort=title&county_name=Blanco Historical Markers of Blanco County, Texas]~Texas historical Markers  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txblanco/blhistcom.htm Blanco Historical Commission]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/blhistcom.htm Blanco Historical Commission]  
 
*[http://www.texfiles.com/texashistory/blancohistory.htm History of Blanco County, Texas] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.texfiles.com/texashistory/blancohistory.htm History of Blanco County, Texas] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb
  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txblanco/blmil.html Blanco County Military link] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/blmil.html Blanco County Military link] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txblanco/news.html Blanco County Newspaper Articles] Various Newspaper Articles
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/news.html Blanco County Newspaper Articles] Various Newspaper Articles
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txblanco/obits.html Obituaries for Blanco County] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/obits.html Obituaries for Blanco County] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txblanco/births/birthrec.html Blanco County Birth Records 1926-1995] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/births/birthrec.html Blanco County Birth Records 1926-1995] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txblanco/deaths/deaths.html Blanco County Death Records 1965-1999] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/deaths/deaths.html Blanco County Death Records 1965-1999] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
*[ http://www.txgenweb2.org/txblanco/blmar.html Blanco County Marriage Records 1876-1880] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/blmar.html Blanco County Marriage Records 1876-1880] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txblanco/marrigeaz.html Blanco County Marriage Records] General Index to Marriage For Blanco County ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/marrigeaz.html Blanco County Marriage Records] General Index to Marriage For Blanco County ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txblanco/marriages/blmarriages.html Marriage &amp; Divorce Records] Complete Listing 1966-2001~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/marriages/blmarriages.html Marriage &amp; Divorce Records] Complete Listing 1966-2001~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txblanco/index.html Blanco County, TXGenWeb]
 
  
 
Johnson City Library<br>209 Nugent St<br>Johnson City, TX 78636<br>Phone: (830) 868-4469<br>[http://www.johnsoncitylibrary.org/ Website]  
 
Johnson City Library<br>209 Nugent St<br>Johnson City, TX 78636<br>Phone: (830) 868-4469<br>[http://www.johnsoncitylibrary.org/ Website]  
  
 
Blanco County South Library District<br>1118 Main St Ste A<br>Blanco, TX 78606<br>Phone: (830) 833-4280<br>[http://www.blancolib.org/ Website]  
 
Blanco County South Library District<br>1118 Main St Ste A<br>Blanco, TX 78606<br>Phone: (830) 833-4280<br>[http://www.blancolib.org/ Website]  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/index.html Blanco County, TXGenWeb]
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
  

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Blanco County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Blanco County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 12, 1858
County Seat Johnson City
Courthouse



County Courthouse

Blanco County Courthouse
PO Box 65;
Johnson City, TX 78636-0117
Phone: 830.868.7357 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records
from 1876[1]

History

Blanco Valley was first settled in 1853.

Parent County

1858--Blanco County was created 12 February 1858 from Burnet, Comal, Gillespie, and Hays Counties.
County seat: Johnson City [2]

The County was name for Blanco River.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1876--Courthouse and most, if not all, county records were destroyed by fire in August 1876.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Blanco | Cypress Mills | Johnson City | Round Mountain.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Churches

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • A History of Blanco County, 1965, by John W. Speer ; edited by Henry C. Armbruster.
  • Blanco County History, 1979, by John Stribling Moursund.
  • Blanco County Families for 100 Years, 1981, by John Stribling Moursund, edited by Mabel Stribling.
  • Heritage of Blanco County, Texas, 1987, by Blanco County News.
  • The Valley Between the Colorado and the Pedernales a land of flitter trees ad honey, the early days of Clover, Corwin, Cypress Mills, Double Horn, Fall Creek, Haynie Flat, Mud, Rockvale, Shovel Mountain, Spicewood, 1996, by Madolyn Frasier and Mary Albers Thompson; Spicewood Area Historical Focus Group.
  • Museums ~ List of all museums in Texas ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Historical Markers of Blanco County, Texas~Texas historical Markers
  • Blanco Historical Commission
  • History of Blanco County, Texas ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Johnson City Library
209 Nugent St
Johnson City, TX 78636
Phone: (830) 868-4469
Website

Blanco County South Library District
1118 Main St Ste A
Blanco, TX 78606
Phone: (830) 833-4280
Website

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Blanco County, Texas. Page 659 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).