Located in the U.S. state of Texas, Bastrop County has a population of 74,171 as of the 2010 census. Its most populous city is San Antonio. There are several other cities in the area, such as Austin, and nearby Houston and San Angelo. Read on to learn more about Bastrop County. And get to know its residents. You may be surprised to know that it is also home to a large number of artists and musicians.
The county is home to many interesting historic venues, three quaint cities, and a 900-acre lake. It is less than an hour south of Austin, making it a great place for a weekend getaway. In Bastrop County, you can find serene hangouts and beautiful natural wonders. It is also home to a Texas Colorado River, a thriving agricultural community, and a revitalized Bastrop State Park.
The Bastrop County census report from 1900 reports the largest number of manufacturing establishments, with 893 people employed. While agriculture was the main industry, tourism and livestock sales were important components of the county’s economy during this period. By the early 21st century, Bastrop County had a population of approximately 80,000.
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During the 1800s, the county had a population of 7,006. At that time, the county had six churches, two thousand slaves, and seven hundred foreign-born citizens. In addition, there were 596 farms and 768 people living there. In 1880, the county’s cattle population increased from 12,000 to over 40,000. The county’s population tripled from 1860 to 1870. The population remained high, but the livestock trade was also booming.
The number of farms in Bastrop County decreased from 3,325 to 2,473 in the 1920s. The population dropped from 26,650 to 21,610 in 1940. The value of the farms had decreased from $17 million to $7,246,372 by the 1930s. As a result, the county’s population declined as well. By the end of the twentieth century, the Tonkawa Indians were the dominant ethnic group.
The population of Bastrop County, Texas, increased significantly from its initial population of twelve thousand to over 40,000. The county’s borders were the same as the cities of today. In 1860, the county had more than seventy families, including 700 slaves. By 1860, the county had five96 farms and six churches. During that time, the population grew from approximately one thousand people to over four thousand, and now there are more than 60,000 residents.
The county seat of Bastrop is Bastrop. At the time of the first census, Bastrop had a population of 5,340. The city was named after a Spanish officer who was wanted for embezzling funds in his native country. In the 1970s, the population of Bastrop was estimated to be around 8,000. The town is part of the Austin-Round Rock metro area. It is thirty miles southwest of the capital of Austin.
The county was named after Baron de Bastrop, a Spanish general who helped the colonists in settling Texas. He was also responsible for establishing the town. The county’s population has grown over the past several decades, but it still remains one of the largest in the state. In 1838, the Mina Municipality was named after the Spanish general Francisco Xavier Mina. The county’s population and the number of farms decreased by nearly half during the Depression. Eventually, the town was incorporated into the Austin-San Marcos Metropolitan Area.
The railroad was an important part of the growth of the region. By 1830, the Houston and Texas Central Railway connected the two towns and was an excellent freight outlet for farmers. By the 1870s, the railroad had already completed a route between Austin and Brenham and the town of Elgin. The city became an important hub for settlers, and the area was home to 34 manufacturing establishments.
The county is home to more than 130 historic homes. The Bastrop Opera House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town is home to the oldest public library in the state. If you’re interested in visiting the area, make sure to visit the Texas History Museum of the West.