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Burnet County, Texas

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Burnet County (/ˈbɜːrnɪt/ BUR-nit) is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 49,130.[1][2] Its county seat is Burnet.[3] The county was founded in 1852 and later organized in 1854.[4] It 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 is the case with its namesake.

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Burnet County
The Burnet County Courthouse in Burnet
Map of Texas highlighting Burnet County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 30°47′N 98°11′W
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
StateFlag_of_Texas.svg Texas
Named forDavid Gouverneur Burnet
Largest cityMarble Falls
  Total1,021 sq mi (2,640 km2)
  Land994 sq mi (2,570 km2)
  Water27 sq mi (70 km2)  2.6%
  Density48/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district25th
Veterans Memorial at Burnet County courthouse
Rolling highway in Burnet County in Texas Hill Country toward Longhorn Cavern State Park