Burnet County, Texas Genealogy

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Adopted by TXGenWeb - Burnet County -

           JoAnn Myers, County Coordinator

County Courthouse


The county is known as "the Versatile County".

Parent County

1852--Burnet County was created 5 February 1852 from Bell, Travis, and Williamson Counties. County seat: Burnet [1]

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 Shoals | Highland Haven | Marble Falls | Meadowlakes | Spicewood | Shady Grove |

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories


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


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



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


Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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

Web Sites


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