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Travis County Seat, Texas Hill Country

30° 16' 2" N, 97° 44' 35" W (30.267222, -97.743056)

Hwys 71, 290 and 183
80 miles N of San Antonio
162 miles W of Houston
192 miles S of Dallas
Population: 961,855 (2020)
790,390 (2010) 656,562 (2000) 465,622 (1990)

Austin Texas Topics

  • Austin Landmarks / Attractions & photo gallery
  • Austin History / People / Stories
  • Austin Vintage Photos
  • Travis County › Towns, Ghost towns, Vintage Maps - next page
  • Austin Hotels

  • Austin Landmarks / Attractions / Trips
    Austin Hotels

    Austin Texas Capitol
    TE Photo, 2004
    Texas State Capitol

    Austin Landmarks/Attractions Includes:

  • Texas State Capitol
  • Texas State Cemetery
  • Travis County Courthouse
  • Texas Memorial Museum
  • Austin's Newsboy Statue
  • Austin's Moonlight Towers
  • September 11th Memorial
  • The Treaty Oak
  • The Capitol Goddess
  • Elizabet Ney Museum
  • "Guy Town" 1870-1913
  • Montopolis
  • George Washington Littlefield Building
  • Littlefield Home
  • Paramount Theater, 1915
  • The Millett Opera House, 1878
  • Buildings inside Buildings
  • Moore's Crossing Bridge
  • Pennybacker Bridge
  • Austin Sidewalks: Maufrais
  • Duval
  • Merrilltown
  • Rogers Cemetery
  • Fort Colorado
  • Camp Mabry

  • Austin Outdoor Attractions

  • Barton Springs and Zilker Park
  • Bull Creek Park, Bull Creek Greenbelt, Barrow Preserve
  • Hamilton Pool Preserve
  • Lady Bird Lake, formerly Town Lake
  • Lake Austin
  • Krause Springs
  • Mc Kinney Falls State Park
  • Covert Park - Mount Bonnell
  • Mount Bonnell - Lover's Leap

    Nearby Destinations


  • Travis County
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  • Burnet County
  • Williamson County
  • Hays County
  • Bastrop County
  • Comal County
  • Gillespie County

  • Texas Hill Country
  • Central Texas South - the most historic region in Texas

    Texas Trips from Austin
  • Hill Country Trips
  • Splash Across Texas
  • Swimming to Mexico
  • Central Texas Trips

  • Austin - Texas State Cemetery entrance
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, January 2006
    Texas State Cemetery

    Travis County courthouse vintage photo, Austin Texas
    1939 Photo courtesy TXDoT
    Travis County Courthouse

    Austin TX - Texas State History Museum
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Texas State History Museum
    1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

    Austin Hotels

    Barton Springs pool, Austin Texas, summer
    Photo courtesy Chia-Wei Wang, August 2006
    Barton Springs and Zilker Park
    Austin's Crowns Jewel

    Austin TX - Lake Austin
    View of Lake Austin from Mount Bonnell
    Photo Courtesy of Chandra Moira Beal

    Austin TX - Pennybacker Bridge Loop360
    Photo courtesy TXDoT - Photographer Stan A. Williams, October 2005
    Pennybacker Bridge over Lake Austin

    Bull Creek AustinT X
    Photo courtesy Chandra Moira Beal
    Bull Creek Park

    Lady Bird Lake, or Town  Lake Hike And Bike trail, Austin Texas
    The hike and bike trail in Town Lake Metropolitan Park
    Photo courtesy Chandra Moira Beal
    Lady Bird Lake, formerly Town Lake

    Austin Texas Neon - Powell Boot Repair
    TE Photo, 2001
    Old Neon

    Austin TX - murals
    TE Photo, August 2010
    Keep Austin Colorful -
    Austin Art in August

    Austin Hotels

    Austin Vintage Photos

    Austin TX 1935 flood
    Courtesy of Austin History Center, PICA 008484-A
    1935 Flood

    Texas - Austin Carnival Floral Parade, Women on buggy
    Vintage photo courtesy Murray Montgomery Collection
    Austin Old Photos, 1875 to 1900s

    Austin, Texas History and Old News

    Seat of Empire
  • Mirabeau Lamar's Buffalo
    Excerpt from "Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas"
    by Jeffrey Stuart Kerr

  • Austin History

  • Austin as Texas’ Capital by Mike Cox

  • Austin Chronicles

  • El Diablo gets his due by Clay Coppedge
    Austin native Willie Wells was one of the best shortstops to ever play professional baseball...

  • Austin's Confederate Foundry by Mike Cox
  • Dallas' Long-Haired Judge by Mike Cox
  • The Missing Cornerstone by Mike Cox
  • Buck Simpson: Cedar Chopping World War One Hero by Mike Cox
  • ButterKrust by Mike Cox
  • How One Old Rebel Coped with the Memories of War by Mike Cox
  • The Great Hogg-Bryan Ostrich Race by Mike Cox
  • Skyline Club by Clay Coppedge
  • Bobby Layne's (alleged) curse by Clay Coppedge
  • Hand-tooled Holsters Tell Stories by Mike Cox
  • Christmas Stories by Mike Cox
  • Protecting the Capitol from tourists by Mike Cox
  • Charlie Hamby by Mike Cox
  • Trans-Texas Travels and Circling Mules in Austin by Mike Cox
  • The Deadly Tower by Murray Montgomery
  • Ben Thompson's Tombstone by C. F. Eckhardt
  • Fruit Tree Ramsey by Clay Coppedge
  • Pig War by Clay Coppedge
  • A Hanging in Austin by Mike Cox
  • Thurber Brick by Mike Cox
  • Austin Mystery Murders by Mike Cox
  • The Great Treasury Raid of 1865 by Mike Cox
  • The First State Capitol by Mike Cox
  • Austin Happenings 1902 by Mike Cox
  • John Ringo by Mike Cox
  • O. Henry and the Shoal Creek Treasure by C. F. Eckhardt
  • Austin Grade School by Mike Cox
  • Athens by Mike Cox
  • Bevo, the UT's longhorn mascot by Mike Cox
  • Hudson Bend by Mike Cox
  • Barbecue Bust by Mike Cox
  • Stagecoach Holdup by Mike Cox
  • Helen Hall by Mike Cox
  • Coach Bible's Outrageous Salary by Michael Barr
  • Austin's Mystery Cafe, 1955
  • Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers & Geeks who Transformed the Capital of Texas by Joe Nick Patoski. Book review by Dr. Kirk Bane
  • Keep Austin's Doughnuts Weird by Jase Graves

  • Haunted Austin

  • Haunted Places in Austin, Texas by Anthony Gilbert.
    Governor's Mansion, Buffalo Billiards on Sixth Street, St. Edward's University

  • More About Austin

  • Street Name Trivia by Joe Foster
  • Austin Tidbits by C. F. Eckhardt
  • About Austin

  • Cartoons by Roger Todd Moore

  • Treaty Oak
  • UFO in Austin

  • Austin TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    St Mary Cathedral
    203 E 10th St, Austin, TX 78701

    Austin TX - Historical Commission library
    Library of Texas Historical Commission
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008

    Austin TX - Ten Commandment Monument
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008

    More Austin Photo Gallery

  • Statues
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  • Day Trips & Weekend Getaways from Austin

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    Travis County TX 1920s Map
    1920s Map courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Travis County
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