Lampasas County, Texas Genealogy

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Lampasas County, Texas
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Founded February 1, 1856
County Seat Lampasas
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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1856--Lampasas County was created 1 February 1856 fromBell 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

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

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

Maps

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

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

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

Web Sites

Family History Library Catalog

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