Austin County Texas

Welcome to the Austin County, TXGenWeb Project site!  My name is Jane Keppler and I am the County Coordinator for Austin County.  If you have an interest in helping to maintain this site, please email me.  I am looking for volunteers.

While visiting the site I hope that you will find valuable information to aid in your research for families in Austin County.
This site is part of the TXGenWeb Project & USGenWeb Project.  All information on this site is
FREE for your personal use.  If you paid to view any of these pages, please contact the me.   If you have questions, suggestions or comments, please feel free to email me anytime. To submit information please email me the information to be contributed to this site as well as your name and email address.
I must thank the previous coordinators, Joy, Steve and Linda for all the hard work and hours they have put into this project.  TXGenWeb needs more volunteers like them so if you are interested contact me.
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PLEASE NOTE:   I do not live in Austin County and cannot do research.

NOTE:  I only do transcribing and helping people with genealogical research.  I have nothing to do with the cemetery, so if you are looking for information on purchasing plots or rules and regulations of the cemetery, contact the caretaker or a local funeral home.


Austin County Texas - Local Resources and contacts:

Government information


The above photo courtesy of Ted's Texas County Courthouse Photographs. Ted has traveled to all 254 counties and has wonderful pictures of each and every courthouse!
Austin County Courthouse
1 East Main Street
Bellville, TX 77418

The county clerk has the following records:

Marriage records beginning in 1824
Probate records beginning in 1835 

Court Records beginning 1837
Land deed records beginning 1837
Birth and death records beginning in 1903

The county records include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, brand registrations, DD214s (military discharges), land / real estate / property records, probate and civil filings.



Austin County Funeral Homes

Austin County Funeral Home, Bellville TX

Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, Bellville, Sealy & Wallis

Millie-Josey Mortuary, Bellville TX

Schmidt Funeral Home, Bellville TX




Austin County Genealogical Society

(Click above for information!)



Austin County Jail Museum
Formerly Bellville Jail


Museum is open Saturdays from11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment.




Bellville ISD  Museum


Bellville ISD
518 S. Mathews
Bellville, TX 77418
Phone:  979 865-3133

For hours  and a virtual tour :   and then click on BISD Museum






Bellville Times



Bellville Public Library
12 West Palm Street
Bellville, TX 77418

The Bellville librarian informs me they have no formal genealogy section at the library, but they do have several books that would be of interest to researchers.
They also have microfilm of the local newspapers "The Bellville Times" from 1904 to current date and "Texas Countryman" from 8/17/1866 to 8/27/1869.


Haynes Mattress Factory

Sealy, Texas

Haynes Mattress Factory
Daniel Haynes moved to Sealy in 1882 and entered the mattress business in 1885.  His first patient was taken out in 1889.  He sold his first factory and later built this one in 1909. The machinery and equipment still stand in this building as it did in the early 1900's.  The best known patient developed by Daniel Haynes was the "World Famous Sealy Mattress®". Shown by appointment only. (Donation)

For tours and other information regarding the Haynes Mattress Factory  contact the Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau for appointment.

The Sealy Chamber of Commerce


The Sealy Convention & Visitors Bureau 


309 Main Street

P.O. Box 586

Sealy, TX  77474 

(979) 885-3222 Telephone

(979) 885-7184 Facsimile




Stephen F. Austin State Park


P O Box 125
San Felipe TX 77473-0125



Virgil & Josephine Gordon Memorial Library

917 North Circle Dr.
Sealy, TX  77474

Phone/Fax 979-885-7469

Fri&Sun: Closed



 Bellville Public Library

12 West Palm St, Bellville, TX 77418



West End Library

Austin County Library System Branch Library

Maintains resource reserve area with local history and genealogical information


Location & Hours
1646 N Main St.
Industry, TX 78944
Mon-Thurs: 9am-5pm
Sat: 8:30am-12:30pm
Closed: Fri & Sun





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Website maintained by Jane Keppler, Austin County Coordinator.
Rob Yoder - TX State Coordinator

The assistant state coordinators are Carla Clifton and Jane Keppler.


Copyright © 1997-present by Jane Keppler. This information may be used by individuals for their own personal use, libraries and genealogical societies. Commercial use of this

 information is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from Jane Keppler.

If material is copied, this copyright notice must appear with the information and please email me and let me know. Neither the Site Coordinators nor the volunteers assume any

responsibility for the information or material given by the contributors or for errors of fact or judgment in material that is published at this website.

Page Modified: 21 October 2019