Brazoria County, Texas Genealogy

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Brazoria County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Brazoria County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 17, 1836
County Seat Angleton
Courthouse



County Courthouse

History:

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

Parent County:

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 | West Columbia |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Historical Maps  ~  From the Republic to the Turn of the Century  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Alvin Sun

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

== Societies and Libraries


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Brazoria County Library System
451 N Velasco Ste 250
Angleton, TX 77515
Phone: (979) 864-1505
Website



FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS

Alvin Texas
2700 Lehi Ln
Alvin, Brazoria, Texas, United States
Phone: 281-585-3033
Hours: W 7pm-9pm; Th 8:30am-12pm; F 8:30pm-12pm; Sat 8am-10am; Sun 12pm-2pm except Fast Sunday
Closed: All observed holidays. Closed 2wks at Christmas

Lake Jackson Texas
502 Southern Oaks Dr
Lake Jackson, Brazoria, Texas, United States
Phone: 979-297-8454
Hours: M-F 9am-12pm; T-Th 6:30pm-9pm

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.


Sources

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Publishers, 2002), 659.