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Bastrop County, Texas


"The Heart of the Colorado"

Page Contents for Bastrop, Texas

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Bastrop is approximately 4,800 (1990), 7218 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,826 (1990), 2695 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bastrop is 16.098 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.123 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bastrop to Washington DC is 1329 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 29 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bastrop is positioned 30.11 degrees north of the equator and 97.30 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bastrop per capita income is $ 27,479.


near Texas Highway 71 and the Colorado River in Central Texas, about 30 miles east of Austin.
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History & History Related Items

Go to this page, for a history of Bastrop

Bastrop was first named Mina. The name was changed to honor Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop, a Dutch nobleman. But all was not as it seemed. The man was an impostor who was really Philip Hendrik Nering Bogel, and not even "royalty" as everyone believed. He came to the area after fleeing Holland when accused of embezzlement. He came to Texas in 1805 and became a businessman. He became active in the government of the area, helped establish the port of Galveston and continued his freight business. When he died in 1827, he had not had much financial success, but was buried with the help of his friends in the legislature.
The city has many structures of an historic nature which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many of these house antique shops and specialty stores, as well as eating establishments. Many areas have nice parks and recreation areas near the Colorado River.

Another history page about Bastrop.

More history for Bastrop. This site has many interesting pages including how Bastrop got its name.
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The settling of Bastrop


The founding of Bastrop

1827 by Stephen F. Austin, named it Bastrop after the Baron de Bastrop, a Dutchman who helped Austin's father gain land grants in Texas.

The incorporation of Bastrop

1832 (platted)


The Bastrop Opera House

Bastrop State Park

Here is a page with more attractions in Bastrop

Learn much about Bastrop Texas

Bastrop County Museum
702 Main St
Bastrop, TX 78602-3806
Phone: 512-321-6177
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Bastrop City Government

Home page for Bastrop, Texas
P.O. Box 427
904 Main St.
Bastrop, Texas 78602
Phone: (512) 321-3941

Bastrop Police Department


Bastrop County Clerk
803 Pine St # 112
Bastrop, TX 78602-3841
Phone: 512-321-4443

Bastrop Chamber

The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce
927 Main Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602 Phone: 512-321-2419
Fax: 512-303-0305

Bastrop Community Events

The Harvest Fest
held each year the Saturday after Thanksgiving in Bastrop.

Bastrop Organizations

The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce
927 Main Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602 Phone: 512-321-2419
Fax: 512-303-0305

Bastrop Libraries

The Bastrop Public Library
1100 Church Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602
Tel: (512) 321-5441

Bastrop Schools

The Bastrop Independent School District or Independent School District
105 Loop 150 West, Suite J
Bastrop, Texas 78602
Phone: (512) 321-2292
Toll-free (800) 247-5308 within the state of Texasemail the superintendent -

Bastrop Middle School
105 Loop 150 West Ste. J
Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone: 512-321-3911
Toll-free: 800 723-5603 within the state of Texas
Fax 512-321-1557 Bastrop


County Seat of Bastrop County.

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