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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties L|Counties L]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Lampasas County'' <br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''1858'''--The northeastern corner of Lampasas County became part of [[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton County]].<br>
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'''1858'''--The northeastern corner of Lampasas County became part of [[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton County]].<br>  
  
 
'''1873'''-- An act of the legislature extended the southern boundary of Lampasas County thirty miles into [[Burnet County, Texas|Burnet County]]. In 1874 the boundary was returned to its previous position.  
 
'''1873'''-- An act of the legislature extended the southern boundary of Lampasas County thirty miles into [[Burnet County, Texas|Burnet County]]. In 1874 the boundary was returned to its previous position.  
  
'''1887'''--Northern and northwestern sections of Lampasas County became part of [[Mills County, Texas|Mills County]] <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Lampasas County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl03</ref><br>
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'''1887'''--Northern and northwestern sections of Lampasas County became part of [[Mills County, Texas|Mills County]] <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Lampasas County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl03</ref><br>  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1870, 1871, 1875--'''County records were destroyed by fire or flood in in 1870, 1871, and 1875.  
 
'''1870, 1871, 1875--'''County records were destroyed by fire or flood in in 1870, 1871, and 1875.  
  
'''1871'''--On December 24 (or 27), 1871 fire destroyed the frame building used as the Lampasas County Courthouse.&nbsp; All records were destroyed. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Lampasas, TX Lampasas County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1871 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17961/lampasas-tx-lampasas-county-courthouse-fire-dec-1871</ref><br>
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'''1871'''--On December 24 (or 27), 1871 fire destroyed the frame building used as the Lampasas County Courthouse.&nbsp; All records were destroyed. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Lampasas, TX Lampasas County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1871 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17961/lampasas-tx-lampasas-county-courthouse-fire-dec-1871</ref><br>  
  
 
'''1873'''--The courthouse and much of the town of Lampasas was damaged extensively by heavy rains and flooding on September 27, 1873.&nbsp; Several people were killed in the flood.&nbsp; The remaining records were either damaged or destroyed. &nbsp;  
 
'''1873'''--The courthouse and much of the town of Lampasas was damaged extensively by heavy rains and flooding on September 27, 1873.&nbsp; Several people were killed in the flood.&nbsp; The remaining records were either damaged or destroyed. &nbsp;  
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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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 (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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
 
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Lampasas County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 1, 1856
County Seat Lampasas
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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1856--Lampasas County was created 1 February 1856 from Bell and Travis Counties. County seat: Lampasas [1]

Boundary Changes

1858--The northeastern corner of Lampasas County became part of Hamilton County.

1873-- An act of the legislature extended the southern boundary of Lampasas County thirty miles into Burnet County. In 1874 the boundary was returned to its previous position.

1887--Northern and northwestern sections of Lampasas County became part of Mills County [2]

Record Loss

1870, 1871, 1875--County records were destroyed by fire or flood in in 1870, 1871, and 1875.

1871--On December 24 (or 27), 1871 fire destroyed the frame building used as the Lampasas County Courthouse.  All records were destroyed. [3]

1873--The courthouse and much of the town of Lampasas was damaged extensively by heavy rains and flooding on September 27, 1873.  Several people were killed in the flood.  The remaining records were either damaged or destroyed.  

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries


Census

Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of Texas  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

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

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Lampasas Public Library
201 S Main St
Lampasas, TX 76550
Phone: (512) 556-3251
Website

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handbook of Texas Online: Lampasas County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl03
  3. GenDisasters.com - Lampasas, TX Lampasas County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1871 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17961/lampasas-tx-lampasas-county-courthouse-fire-dec-1871