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Travis County Texas

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 AND MUNICIPALITIES

Anderson Mill

Onion Creek

Austin

Pflugerville

Barton Creek

Point Venture

Bee Cave

Rollingwood

Briarcliff

San Leanna

Creedmoor

Shady Hollow

Garfield

Sunset Valley

Hudson Bend

The Hills

Jollyville

Volente

Jonestown

Webberville

Lago Vista

Wells Branch

Lakeway

West Lake Hills

Lost Creek

Windemere

Manor

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

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Website Updates:
Feb 2016: World War 1 Honor Roll
Nov 2015: 1888 County Officers; Bios: WILKS
Sept 2015: Death News: SILVERSTINE, EANES, RAMEY, BEAL, GRATMAN, MARTIN
Jun 2015: News: Newspapers of Travis County
May 2015: Obit: GERMAN - Submitted by Jacque McDonnell
Mar 2015: Obit: HORTON - Submitted by Candi Horton
Feb 2015: Married News: HURT, IRELAND, JUHRIN, STAPLES, CULBERSON, TOWNSEND, ANDERSON, GOODRICH; Death News: ROBINSON, HAMILTON, PRIDGEON, GRAVES, HINTON, WASHINGTON, SHEEKS, MCFARLAND, MOORE, HONEY, HANCKE, HORTON, STERN, Sick List: KRON; Crime News: Barber Shop robbery; CRAWFORD, RUST; Court News: OWENS, HOLMAN, WALKER, STACY

 
 
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