Fayette County, Texas Genealogy
|Fayette County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
|Founded||December 14, 1837|
|County Seat||La Grange|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Fayette County Courthous
PO Box 59
La Grange, TX 78945-2657
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate and land records from 1838;
District Clerk has divorce records from 1838
Part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.
- Cities and towns: Carmine | Fayetteville | Flatonia | La Grange | Muldoon | Round Top | Schulenburg
- Tombstone Transcription Project ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
- Texas Historic Cemeteries ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
- African American Cemeteries Online ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
- Cemetery Junction ~ Links to cemetery transcriptions
- Fayette County: Her History and Her People, 1902, by Frank Lotto. Digitized Book online from archive.org.
- An Early History of Fayette County, 1936, by Leonie Rummel Weyand and Houston Wade.
- Chronicles of Fayette, 1975 by Julia Lee Sinks.
- Texas Museums ~ List of all museums in Texas ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Flatonia 1881 Panoramic Map from the Amon Carter Museum.
- LaGrange 1880 Panoramic Map from the Amon Carter Museum.
- Fayette County 1840 from The Portal to Texas History
- Fayette County 1843 from The Portal to Texas History
- Fayette County 1865 from The Portal to Texas History
- Fayette County 1871 from The Portal to Texas History
- Fayette County General Highway Map 1940 from the Texas
- Fayette County General Highway Map 1961 from the Texas
- Historical Maps ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Texas Counties Map Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
- Fayette County Korean and Vietnam Veteran's Plaque
- Fayette County World War II Veterans Plaque
- Fayette County World War I Veterans Plaque
- 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
- Fayette County Newspapers selected issues of The Texas Monument 1850-1852, The True Issue 1856-1864, The LaGrange New Era 1871, The Fayette County Record 1873-1876, Slovan 1880, and the Lagrange Intelligencer 1884, from The Portal to Texas History.
- Fayette County Record newspaper
- Flatonia Argus newspaper
- Home Town News - Texas Newspaper Index with links
- Newslink - Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
- The Olden Times - Historic Texas News Online
- Obituary Resources ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~ Hidden Ancestors
- USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project ~ Texas
- Afrigeneas ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
- Obituary Depot ~ Texas Newspaper Citations
- Obituary Project ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Obituary Daily Times ~ Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
- Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
- 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.
- Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005 ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005 ~ Hidden Ancestors
- USGenWeb Census Project ~ Texas 1850 - 1930
Societies and Libraries
Fayette Public Library
855 S Jefferson
La Grange, TX 78945
Phone: (979) 968-3765
Schulenburg Public Library
700 Bohlmann Ave
Schulenburg, TX 78956
Phone: (979) 743-3345
Round Top Family Library
206 W Mill St
Round Top, TX 78954
Phone: (979) 249-2700
Family History Centers
Society Hill ~ Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
- Fayette County TXGenWeb Site
- 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.
- USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
- Family History Library Catalog
- "Fayette County, Texas," Wikipedia.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Handbook of Texas Online (Texas State Historical Association, 2010).