Fayette County Online Data

Fayette County was organized January 18, 1838, created from the counties of Colorado and Mina.
The county was named for the Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution.
La Grange is the county seat.
Please note that the search engine on the home page does not search all of the following links.

Listings in the National Register

Categorized by vicinity with links to descriptions and photographs

1840 Taxpayers

1867 Voter Registration List

Doctors

List of Fayette County doctors in Medical and Surgical Directory of the United States, Detroit, R.L. Polk & Co., 1886 and 1896, links to miscellaneous documents

Postmasters

List of all Fayette County post offices and their postmasters from 1846 - 1930

Teachers

Group photographs of Fayette County teachers in 1911 and 1913

Adjutant General's Report List of Fugitives from Justice, 1891

Entries include crime, date of crime, and description of criminal. Images of pages, including index, provided by Chris Morton at TXGenWeb site.

Fayette County entries on pages 11 and 12 include Collins, Gleson, Harper, Jamelo, Kelly, Newcum, Stevens, Williams, and Wood. Index of images.

Churches and Church Records

Links to online baptismal, marriage, and burial records, plus suggestions for locating records offline

Creeks and Their Namesakes

Descriptions and locations of creeks and rivers and, in some cases, the history of their names

Census Records

Links to indexes, databases, and copies of the original documents, availability varies according to census year

Footprints of Fayette

History articles written by members of the Fayette County Historical Commission

Cemeteries

Photographs, histories, and lists of burials

Historical Markers

Categorized by vicinity with links to text and photographs

Military

Fayette county military involvement throught the years, photos and data regarding veterans who died while serving our country

Communities

Location, history, early settlers, and photographs of Fayette County Communities

Land

Information and examples of the kinds of land grants and transactions, original landowners in Fayette County, plus where to find land documents

Vital Records

Where to find birth, death, marriage, and divorce records, both online and off

USGenWeb Archives Project - Fayette County Online Archives

Vital records & additional online info in the USGenWeb Archives Project

Bibliography

Includes books for sale by Fayette Heritage Museum & Archives

Online articles in the Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association from the Texas State Historical Association website:

Early Courts of Fayette County
By Julia Lee Sinks, published in July 1903
Reminiscences of Capt. Jesse Burnam
July 1901