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Burnet County, Texas

US county information
NameBurnet County
StateTexas
SeatBurnet
US Area
Total Area1021 sq mi (2644.4 km2)
Land Area996 sq mi (2579.6 km2)
Water Area25 sq mi (64.8 km2)
Population42896 (2000)
Density13.1/km2 (34/sq mi)
Named forDavid Gouverneur Burnet
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Burnet County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 34,147. The 2008 Census Bureau Estimate was 44,488. Its county seat is Burnet . Burnet is named for David Gouverneur Burnet, the first (provisional) president of the Republic of Texas. The name of the county is pronounced with the emphasis or accent on the first syllable, just as its namesake David Burnet. Burnet County was founded in 1852.

Burnet County is part of the Marble Falls, TX, Micropolitan Statistical Area, as well as the Austin-Round Rock-Marble Falls, TX Combined Statistical Area.


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