Burnet County Courthouse



The Burnet County Courthouse...
  • ...is located on the Square at 220 S. Pierce.
  • Hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Copies of probate, marriage, and deed records are available for $1.00 per page.
  • Birth and death records are $10 per page
  • Call them at (512) 756-5420 for more information.
  • OR write for specific records at the following addresses:


 


County Clerk District Clerk
(512) 756-5406
(512) 756-5450
County Courthouse County Courthouse Annex
220 S. Pierce Street Highway 29
Burnet, TX 78611-3136 Burnet, TX 78611


A LITTLE BACKGROUND...

The original courthouse in the county burned in April 1874. It was described as "...a frame structure of one story in height. It contained a room used as a jail, a court room and a few offices. It was located on the southwestern corner of the present court house block."

Records lost in the fire included the brand records, the minutes of the county and district courts, and some probate materials. In reporting the loss, the Burnet Bulletin called the destruction a work of arson.

After this fire, court was held under the large oak trees present then until a new structure could be built. Construction was started on a new limestone structure in 1874; the finished product cost a total of $13,400, and was completed in 1875.

In 1935 the county commissioners court requested a grant from the Public Works Administration for the construction of a new courthouse. The new structure was built of granite from Granite Mountain near Marble Falls for a grand total of $133,500. A "Gala" celebration was held for the building's dedication on May 28th and 29th, 1937.

--sources: Bowden, M.G., thesis, History of Burnet County, August, 1940, and Burnet County History, Vol I.

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The Courthouse Today

1874 Photo of Courthouse

1870s Photo of Courthouse

Courthouse picture from the 1937 Burnet Bulletin here.

1939 Photo of Courthouse

1940s Photo of Courthouse

Photo Album





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