Welcome from your Lampasas County Coordinator!

Map of Lampasas 1886. From Gaskell's Atlas of the World

My name is Mary Ann Hetrick, I am the Coordinator for Lampasas County. I don't live in Lampasas but I will do my best to add what I can to help you find your ancestors. I can't do research for you, or answer queries, what I do know will be posted on these pages.

You can help!

I need you to help to make this a better site! Please volunteer for lookups, or donate source materials. Donations of photographs, historical articles, family biographies, school and class pictures for the Lampasas County website are always welcome. If you have anything to share - please consider letting us post it online. It is a great way to meet other researchers and share our wonderful heritage.

This page is a proud part of the TXGenWeb Project, and USGenWeb Project. You can Learn more About Us. If Lampasas County is not the County your looking for look at The TXGenWeb County Selection Page

What you can expect to find

  • Source material trascribed and donated by others - Records
    • Census Trascriptions 1860 & 1870 including Mortality Schedules
    • Cemetery Trascriptions 1856-1995
    • Military Records
    • Obituraries
  • Information on where to locate records in Lampasas County - Research
    • Addresses for Research
    • How to order Vital Records
    • Historical Markers
    • Miscellaneous Newspaper articles
    • Maps
  • Pictures of the people and places in Lampasas County - Photos (Updated!)
  • Queries and Surnames that others are researching - Queries
  • Help from others with resources or able to search for information - Lookups

About Lampasas County

  • Facts

    County Seat: Burleson;Lampasas
    Year Organized: 1856
    Parent Counties: Travis, Bell and Coryell Counties
    Square Miles: 712
    Named for: The Lampasas River.



  • History

    On February 1, 1856, in response to a petition signed by 135 Lampasas County citizens, the Sixth Texas Legislature formed Lampasas County, named after the Lampasas River, from parts of Travis, Bell, and Coryell counties. Burleson, renamed Lampasas, was made the county seat, and the new county was organized on March 10, 1856. Two years later the northeastern corner of Lampasas County became part of Hamilton County. In 1873 an act of the legislature extended the southern boundary of Lampasas County thirty miles into Burnet County, but the next year the boundary was returned to its previous position. In 1887 the new Mills County received northern and northwestern sections of Lampasas County. Subsequently, the county boundaries remained unchanged. More…

  • Courthouse

    The Lampasas County Courthouse is the third oldest in the state still serving its original, intended purpose. This is a courthouse that has seen some hard times, as did its predecessors.

    From the time of the fire of 1871 to the construction of a new courthouse in 1883, each county official was forced to locate his office in the most convenient location possible. Thus, various county offices were scattered throughout the town.

    By 1882, the necessity for a substantial courthouse had been fully realized, and County Commissioners A.J. Northington, Matthew Roach, N.F. Meeks, and H. Wallace hired W. C. Dodson as architect. The building contractor (Kane Brothers) and the stone contractors (T. Lovell and Company) executed Dodson's plan, completing the building in 1884. More…