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TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS

30 19' 48" N, 97 46' 48" W (30.33, -97.78)

Travis County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
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  • TravisCounty TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Williamson County (N) Bastrop County (E) Caldwell County (S) Hays County (SW) Blanco County (W) Burnet County (NW)

    Travis County History

    1936 Travis County Centennial Marker :

    TRAVIS COUNTY
    Created January 25, 1840
    Organized April 8 1848
    Named in honor of WILLIAM BARRETT TRAVIS
    Born in Edgefield District, South Carolina, August 1, 1809.
    Came to Texas in 1831,
    Commander at the Alamo, where he was killed March 6, 1836.
    Austin, the County Seat, selected as the capital of the Republic of Texas in 1839 and by a vote of the people in 1850 made the permanent Capital of the State of Texas.
    Erected by the State of Texas
    1936


    Travis County Courthouse

    Travis County Courthouse
    Travis County Courthouse
    TXDoT 1939 Photo

    Travis County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Austin
    Book Hotel - Austin Hotels
  • Austin county seat
  • Cele ghost town
  • Coleman's Fort
  • Decker
  • Del Valle
  • Dessau
  • Duval ghost town
  • Elroy
  • Fort Colorado
  • Guy Town
  • Jollyville
  • Jonestown
  • Kimbro
  • Manda ghost town
  • Manor
  • McNeil
  • Merrilltown ghost town
  • Montopolis
  • Nameless ghost town
  • New Sweden
  • Pflugerville
  • Richland
  • Three Points ghost town
  • Volente
  • Wells Branch

  • Travis County Vintage Maps
    Travis County TX 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Travis County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Travis County TX 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Travis County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Travis County TX 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Travis County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Travis County Centennial Marker
    On Stephen F Austin Parkway/Veterans Drive
    right under the SH 1/Mopac Expressway.
    TX - Travis County Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2012
    TX - Travis County Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2012

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