One of the fastest growing counties in Texas, Burnet County is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, with almost 1,000 square miles of beautiful lakes and rolling hills. Burnet County was organized in 1852, and like many counties of its time, had agriculture as its primary economic base. Although agriculture continues to play an active role in the lives of Burnet County citizens, tourism has taken a front seat in driving the economy of the county. Thousands come to Burnet County each year, taking advantage of the excellent boating, fishing, and camping opportunities.
County government is known as the government “closest to the people,” delivering many critical services that sustain an appropriate quality of life for its citizens. Burnet County is no exception. Among its many duties are providing public safety and emergency services, maintaining county roads, administering indigent health care services, presiding over criminal and civil courts, managing libraries, conducting elections, and preserving natural resources.
Please see the links to the left to find out more about the different services at Burnet County. Visit our Tourism Site for information on things to do in Burnet County.