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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] &gt; Burnet County'' <br>  
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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]] Burnet County'' <br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}} <br>
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<blockquote>Adopted by '''TXGenWeb''' - Burnet County - &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; JoAnn Myers, County Coordinator </blockquote>
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
The Burnet County Courthouse:<br>
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[http://www.burnetcountytexas.org/ Burnet County Courthouse]<br> 220 S Pierce Street<br> Burnet, TX 78611-3136<br> Phone: 512.756.5420&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, burial, probate and land records from 1852 <br>and court records from 1876; District Clerk has divorce<br>records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burnet County, Texas. Page 660 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
*&nbsp;...is located on the Square at 220 S. Pierce.
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== History  ==
*Hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
*Call them at (512) 756-5420 for more information. <br>
 
  
For more information, history and photos, see [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/courthouse.html Courthouse Information Page] from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet TXGenWeb] site.
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The county is known as "the Versatile County".&nbsp; (1940)&nbsp; In 1981, the county was named&nbsp;[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ref/abouttx/capitals.html Bluebonnet Co-capital of Texas]..<br>
  
== History  ==
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More history about the county can be found at:
  
The county is known as "the Versatile County".&nbsp; (1940)&nbsp; More recently, the county was named&nbsp;Bluebonnet Co-capital of Texas in 1981.<br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb19 The Texas Handbook Online]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet County TXGenWeb] in the section titled "History"
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Towns and Cities: '''| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193238&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Bertram&columns=*,0,0 Bertram] | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193239&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Burnet&columns=*,0,0 Burnet] | Cottonwood Shores | Highland Haven | Marble Falls | Meadowlakes | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193241&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Spicewood&columns=*,0,0 Spicewood] | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193240&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Shady+Grove&columns=*,0,0 Shady Grove] |  
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'''Towns and Cities: '''| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Bertram|subject|disp=Bertram}} | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Burnet|subject|disp=Burnet}} | Cottonwood Shores | Highland Haven | Marble Falls | Meadowlakes | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Spicewood|subject|disp=Spicewood}} | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Burnet%2C+Shady+Grove|subject|disp=Shady Grove}} |
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'''History of Towns and Cities from The Texas Handbook Online:'''
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| [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlb27 Bertram] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrbaz Bethel] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnb77 Briggs] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hgb13 Burnet] |&nbsp; [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrcec Cedar Mill] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrcef Council Creek] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrd72 Dobyville] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvd33 Double Horn] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrf01 Fairland] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrf01 Granite Shoals] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvh91 Hoover's Valley] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrj16 Joppa] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hll10 Lake Victor] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnm05 Mahomet] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/uem04 Mormon Mill Colony] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnn01 Naruna] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hro06 Oakalla] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hro08 Oatmeal] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrpax Pleasant Valley] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrpav Prairie Point] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrpaw Providence] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrsde Sage] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvsex Shady Grove] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrsdf Shovel Mountain] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrs52 Smithwick] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrsdc South Gabriel ]| [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hls70 Spicewood] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrsdg Spring Creek] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvset Strickling] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvt88 Tobey] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrw07 Watson]
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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by Burnet County Historical Commission and Burnet County Heritage Society, Nortex Press, 1988.&nbsp; This book is still available for sale.&nbsp; For details on ordering the book, see [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/Bhist.html Burnet TXGenWeb, Reference Books].
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*Surveyed cemetery listings, some with photos, shared by researchers with [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/#CemTranscr Burnet TXGenWeb - Cemetery Transcriptions.]
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Individual cemeteries
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160185 Dillingham Cemetery, Briggs]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160190 Watson Cemetery] on US 183 between Lampasas and Liberty Hill
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105277 Hoovers Valley Cemetery, Burnet]
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
Stories, biographies, diary entries, letters, Bible pages, etc., shared by descendants of Burnet County pioneer families.&nbsp; From [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet TXGenWeb].&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/stories.html Stories From Our Past]  
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*''Burnet County History, Vol I and II '', by Darrell Debo, Eakin Press, 1978.&nbsp; For details on ordering the books, see [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/Bhist.html Burnet TXGenWeb, Reference Books].
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*Stories, biographies, diary entries, letters, Bible pages, etc., shared by descendants of Burnet County pioneer families.&nbsp; From [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet TXGenWeb].&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/stories.html Stories From Our Past]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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Numbered items below from [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet County TXGenWeb]:<br>  
 
Numbered items below from [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet County TXGenWeb]:<br>  
  
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/News.html Index of Burnet Bulletin, 1898-1913], newspaper events; alphabetical by surname.&nbsp; <br>
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#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/News.html Index of Burnet Bulletin, 1898-1913], newspaper events; alphabetical by surname.&nbsp;  
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/NwsPapr1874.html Burnet Bulletin 1874-1880], indexed newspaper names and stories; alphabetical by surname.<br>
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#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/NwsPapr1874.html Burnet Bulletin 1874-1880], indexed newspaper names and stories; alphabetical by surname.  
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#[http://sites.google.com/site/obitindex/ Burnet County, Texas Obituary Index -- 1876 - 1910]
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#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/Tidbits.html Burnet Tidbits found in Austin Statesman] newspaper, 1887 and 1888
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/highlander.html Index of historical articles in the Highlander newspaper][http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/highlander.html ;] some Llano County articles; alphabetical by surname.  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/highlander.html Index of historical articles in the Highlander newspaper][http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/highlander.html ;] some Llano County articles; alphabetical by surname.  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/News2.html Index of newspaper articles, ranging from 1905-1995]; found in library's vertical files; alphabetical by surname.  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/News2.html Index of newspaper articles, ranging from 1905-1995]; found in library's vertical files; alphabetical by surname.  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/TidbitsList.html News Tidbits], from Marble Falls Messenger and Burnet Bulletin, 1874-1938; transcribed from microfilmed newspapers; arranged by publication date.  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/TidbitsList.html News Tidbits], from Marble Falls Messenger and Burnet Bulletin, 1874-1938; transcribed from microfilmed newspapers; arranged by publication date.  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/TidbitsVariousNews.html News Tidbits from newspapers outside Burnet County]; dates ranging from 1854-1912; arranged by date.  
 
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/TidbitsVariousNews.html News Tidbits from newspapers outside Burnet County]; dates ranging from 1854-1912; arranged by date.  
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/Tidbits.html Burnet Tidbits found in Austin Statesman] newspaper, 1887 and 1888.
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#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/TurnerVSLauraine.html Pleasant Turner vs. John Lauraine], Texas State Gazette, 1853; notice for Lauraine to appear in court.
#[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/TurnerVSLauraine.html Pleasant Turner vs. John Lauraine], Texas State Gazette, 1853; notice for Lauraine to appear in court.  
 
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==== Photographs<br> ====
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/photoalbum.html Photo Album] of Burnet County people, places, and things.&nbsp; Alphabetical.&nbsp; From Burnet TXGenWeb.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/Libraries.html#Burnet%20Library Herman Brown Free Library]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/BCGS.html Burnet County Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/udc.html Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498], United Daughters of the Confederacy
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*[http://drt-burnet.com Daughters of the Republic of Texas]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Marble Falls Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet County] TXGenWeb Site<br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txburnet/ Burnet County] TXGenWeb Site<br>  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193237&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Burnet&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Burnet|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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County Courthouse

Burnet County Courthouse
220 S Pierce Street
Burnet, TX 78611-3136
Phone: 512.756.5420 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, burial, probate and land records from 1852
and court records from 1876; District Clerk has divorce
records[1]

History

The county is known as "the Versatile County".  (1940)  In 1981, the county was named Bluebonnet Co-capital of Texas..

More history about the county can be found at:

Parent County

1852--Burnet County was created 5 February 1852 from Bell, Travis, and Williamson Counties. County seat: Burnet [2]

The county was named for David Gouverneur Burnet (1788-1870). David G. Burnet, speculator, lawyer, and politician, was born on April 14, 1788, in Newark, New Jersey, the fourteenth child of Dr. William Burnet, and the third of his second wife, widow Gertrude Gouverneur Rutgers. David was orphaned at an early age and raised by his older half brothers.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Bertram | Burnet | Cottonwood Shores | Highland Haven | Marble Falls | Meadowlakes | Spicewood | Shady Grove |

History of Towns and Cities from The Texas Handbook Online:

| Bertram | Bethel | Briggs | BurnetCedar Mill | Council Creek | Dobyville | Double Horn | Fairland | Granite Shoals | Hoover's Valley | Joppa | Lake Victor | Mahomet | Mormon Mill Colony | Naruna | Oakalla | Oatmeal | Pleasant Valley | Prairie Point | Providence | Sage | Shady Grove | Shovel Mountain | Smithwick | South Gabriel | Spicewood | Spring Creek | Strickling | Tobey | Watson

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

by Burnet County Historical Commission and Burnet County Heritage Society, Nortex Press, 1988.  This book is still available for sale.  For details on ordering the book, see Burnet TXGenWeb, Reference Books.

Individual cemeteries

BillionGraves:


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Military

Links to information on Burnet County citizens who participated in military conflicts from the Civil War through Vietnam.  From Burnet County TXGenWeb:   The Military Influence in Burnet County

Newspapers

Numbered items below from Burnet County TXGenWeb:

  1. Index of Burnet Bulletin, 1898-1913, newspaper events; alphabetical by surname. 
  2. Burnet Bulletin 1874-1880, indexed newspaper names and stories; alphabetical by surname.
  3. Burnet County, Texas Obituary Index -- 1876 - 1910
  4. Burnet Tidbits found in Austin Statesman newspaper, 1887 and 1888
  5. Index of historical articles in the Highlander newspaper; some Llano County articles; alphabetical by surname.
  6. Index of newspaper articles, ranging from 1905-1995; found in library's vertical files; alphabetical by surname.
  7. News Tidbits, from Marble Falls Messenger and Burnet Bulletin, 1874-1938; transcribed from microfilmed newspapers; arranged by publication date.
  8. News Tidbits from newspapers outside Burnet County; dates ranging from 1854-1912; arranged by date.
  9. Pleasant Turner vs. John Lauraine, Texas State Gazette, 1853; notice for Lauraine to appear in court.

Photographs

Photo Album of Burnet County people, places, and things.  Alphabetical.  From Burnet TXGenWeb.

Probate

Index to probate records; transcribed from County Courthouse ledger books, dates ranging from 1868 to 1892; alphabetical by name.  From Burnet TXGenWebProbate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burnet County, Texas. Page 660 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).