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"The Heart of the Colorado"

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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.
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Bastrop location: near Texas Highway 71 and the Colorado River in Central Texas, about 30 miles east of Austin.

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Bastrop history:

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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.

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More history for Bastrop. This site has many interesting pages including how Bastrop got its name.
The settling of Bastrop: 1804
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 date of Bastrop: 1832 (platted)

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Bastrop attractions:

The Bastrop Opera House

Bastrop State Park

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

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