|Welcome to Hays County, Texas|
|Texas Genealogy Trails|
This Site is Available for Adoption
Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic web-authoring skills, consider joining us! If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways. Get the details on our Volunteer Page.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]
We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for folks.
All data we come across will be added to this site. We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site.
* * * NEW DATA ADDED CONSTANTLY * * *
. . . CHECK BACK OFTEN . . .
Hays County Texas
Hays County was organized from the southwestern portion of Travis County in 1848 and named for Captain John Coffee "Jack" Hays, a legendary Texas Ranger and one of the best known and respected Texans of his day.
Settlement of the land began a few years earlier when families, mostly by way of Bastrop County, began to put down roots along Onion Creek and on the San Marcos and Blanco Rivers. The census of 1850, the first conducted after Texas became a state, found 387 people living in the county.
At that time, San Marcos, the county seat, was the only town. The settlements of Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Kyle, Niederwald, Uhland, Wimberley, and a few others, since abandoned, came throughout the next half-century. Hays County prospered following the Civil War. The arrival of the railroad in 1881, linking Hays County more closely with the major trade centers of Texas and the nation, boosted growth even more. [Source: Hays County Historical Commission]Photo by Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0.HAYS COUNTY COURTHOUSE - Built in 1909
CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES
*Bear Creek * Buda * Dripping Springs * Driftwood * Hays * Kyle *
* Mountain City * San Marcos (county seat) * Wimberley * Woodcreek *
* Goforth *
Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!
If you are interested in adding your families' information to this website, Email Us.
We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries, news items and other historical data find a home here at Texas Genealogy Trails, where it will remain free for all to view.
Online Data ChurchRecords FamilyRecords Wills/Probate Records Website Updates:Dec 2017: Gossip and Visiting News: GOOD, ROGERSAug 2017: Website updated and pages are mobile friendlyMay 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from JusticeJan 2017: Visiting News: FUNK, BRUCE, JACKMON, SVARTZ, MALONE, BARBEE, KYLE, PECK, RAMSAY, MCKEE, SULLIVAN, SWANCOAT, CLIETT, PETTIT, KING, MCKAY, HARRISON, STEWART, KEETON, DEZELLE; Marriage News: KENNEDY, COOKESept 2016: Cemeteries: SAN MARCOS CEMETERY - Transcribed by Nancy OverlanderMay 2016: County Records: 1916 County OfficersFeb 2016: World War 1 Honor Roll
SEARCH OUR SITES
Submit an Obituary to Us
for any of our county sites.
If you would like to be kept informed of our state and county website updates, subscribe to any or all of our mailing lists
Texas is covered under our "Southwestern States" mailing list.
VISIT OUR HILL COUNTRY REGION PAGE
OR VISIT OUR TEXAS STATE PAGE
OR VISIT OUR NATIONAL SITE
Copyright ©Genealogy Trails
All data on this website is Copyright by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.