Brazoria County, Texas Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

In 1836 Velasco was the site of the provisional government of Texas and the site of the signing of teh Treaty of Belasco which ended the Texas Revolution. Part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.

Parent County

1836--Brazoria County was created on 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Angleton [1]

The county was named for the Brazos River, and is located near the metro area of Houston/Baytown, Texas

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Alvin, Angleton, Brazoria, Brookside Village, Clute, Damon, Danbury, East Columbia, Freeport, Holiday Lakes, Lake Jackson, Liverpool, Manvel, Oyster Creek, Pearland, Quintana, Richwood, Sandy Point, Surfside Beach, Sweeny, and West Columbia.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Freeport

    Angleton

    Lake Jackson

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).