Fayette County Abstract
Company opened its doors in 1898. The main type of title service
in those days was the preparation of an "abstract of title"
which was then examined by an attorney or a landman. John
Schroeder and Fayette County Abstract Company were institutions in
Fayette County real estate matters for several generations. The
old maps and abstracts still have Mr. Schroeder's handwritten notations
explaining some aspect of the survey, field notes, title history or
Mr. Schroeder and Fayette
County Abstract Company compiled priceless maps tracking the old field
notes. They also prepared "tract books" used by the
abstractors to list all conveyances by League or Survey. These old
resources are still used every day by landmen and modern day
In 1987 Clear Title
Company, Inc. acquired all of the assets, maps, tract books, and
abstracts of Fayette County Abstract Company. The old maps and
tract books have been microfilmed and archived to assure their
availability for the future.
Today Clear Title
Company, Inc. is the only title company in Fayette County, Texas
with access to these old maps, tract books and abstracts that trace
title back to the "sovereignty of the soil".