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Travis County

Travis County is in Central Texas, 150 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. Austin, is the state capital and county seat.  Congress established Travis County, naming it in honor of William Barret Travis. 

An election for county officials was held in February 1840, at which time the population was reported to be 856. The initial boundaries of Travis County included roughly 40,000 square miles. Counties that were later carved from Travis County include Callahan, Coleman, Comal, Gillespie, Hays, Burnet, Brown, Lampasas, Eastland, Runnels, and Taylor. 

Sam Houston moved the government of the Republic of Texas from Austin to Houston when Mexican troops invaded San Antonio in March 1842. When he tried to have the government archives removed as well, Austin citizens resisted with the Archives War. The Texas Congress held sessions at Washington-on-the-Brazos from 1842 to 1845, but the convention that drafted the Constitution of 1845qv met in Austin in July 1845, and by October the rest of the government had returned to the capital city. The first legislature of the new state convened in Austin in February 1846.  
[Excerpted from Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "TRAVIS COUNTY," Handbook of Texas Online; Published by the Texas State Historical Association.]

Cities, Towns and Populated Areas

Anderson Mill

Onion Creek



Barton Creek

Point Venture

Bee Cave



San Leanna


Shady Hollow


Sunset Valley

Hudson Bend

The Hills





Lago Vista

Wells Branch


West Lake Hills

Lost Creek



(a portion of southern Round Rock extends into Travis county)
(a portion of Elgin extends into Travis County)


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Website Updates:
November 2014: Mil: Vietnam War Casualties
September 2014: Bio: COCK - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; History: 1914 County Description
August 2014 - Mil: Korean War Casualties; Obit: TRAYNHAM - Transcribed by Dena Whitesell; Church: History of 1st Baptist Church - Transcribed by Susan Geist; Marriage News: ODOM, BELL- Transcribed by Barbara Ziegenmeyer; Mil: Oct 1918 Army Casualties - Submitted by Rose Stout; Mil: 1882 Veterans Death Roll - Transcribed by Dena Whitesell
July 2014 - Obit: CURL - Transcribed by AFoFGtr
Obit: GREENROYD - Transcribed by AFoFGmz
June 2014 - Bio: ATEN, DIEBEL - Transcribed by Susan Geist
March 2014: - Obit: BURNS - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Family Bibles of: MODRALL, POLYGLOTT, TAYLOE - Transcribed by Tammy Clark
February 2014: Bio: KENNEY - Transcribed by Elaine Goodwin
January 2014: World War 2 Honor List; 1890 Veterans Schedule; Wills - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan; History of Travis County TX - Transcribed by Gladys Lavender; Obit: AMSTEATT, MARKLEY - Transcribed by FoFGmz; Bio: PEELER - Transcribed by Elaine Goodwin; Bio: ROWE - Transcribed by Judy Ziesmer; GAINES - EVANS Marriage Announcement; Community News - CUZNEAU - Transcribed by Jim Dezotell; Obit: MOORE - Transcribed by Jim Dezotell; Misc Marriage Records - Transcribed by Mary Saggio; M. E. Church South - Webberville Church Records - Transcribed by Mary Saggio; Bio: WHITE, WAGGENER, PHELPS, JONES, HARDEMAN - Transcribed by Bobbie Dobbins Title




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