About Bastrop County

Bastrop County is located approximately 30 miles southeast of Austin, Texas and known for its rural charm and urban growth. 

The county was created in 1836 and among the original ten counties established by the Republic of Texas. The county consists of 895.9 square miles in area, or 574,074 acres. Bastrop County is the center of the Lost Pines region. Its rolling hills and sandy loam soils are the home of Bastrop State Park, Buescher State Park, Lake Bastrop and three 18-hole golf courses which bring tourists to the county. 

The county’s population is growing as people look for a friendly community near Austin and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Families and businesses are discovering the many advantages of locating in Bastrop, including support offered at the county level. 

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